New Holland and biomethane (see the video of our webinar HERE), a connection we have also had the opportunity to appreciate in the recent past. If we were to rattle off, for example, the achievements of the Diesel of the year 2020, FPT Industrial’s F28, who would not remember the biomethane fuelled version, for Fontanafredda’s Barolo, under the bonnets of the New Holland TK Methane Power?

New Holland and Brazil, biomethane and sustainability

New Holland Agriculture announces a partnership with companies involved in the Brazilian biomethane sector for the creation of an innovative ecosystem for the production of gas, generated from the decomposition of organic waste. The new ecosystem is the first of its kind in the country and promises to revolutionize its biogas market. The launch of this unprecedented solution in the Brazilian biomethane market is the result of a successful collaboration between New Holland, Iveco Group, Sebigás Cótica, a company specialised in the development of biodigestion solutions, from project design, construction, maintenance and operation of biogas facilities, and Air Liquide, a world leader in industrial gases, technology and services for industry and healthcare. Similarly to what New Holland Agriculture is doing in Europe with the British company Bennamann, the initiative aims to explore the possibilities of biomethane production from livestock waste and at the same time to promote the use of renewable energies for Agriculture in the country.

T6.180 Methane Power

New Holland Brazil
The FPT Industrial N67 CNG at Agritechnica Hannover 2019

The arrival of this technology follows the sale of the first tractor unit powered by biomethane gas in Brazil: a T6.180 Methane Power, which can use the gas generated from the decomposition of organic waste as fuel, was sold to SF Agropecuária, a company based in Brasilândia, Mato Grosso do Sul. The property selected to be part of the experimental biomethane project is that same farm, pioneering in the use of waste to create energy. The whole system could potentially allow the Brazilian biogas market to grow. The project was launched with “Methane Power Experience”, a special two day media event involving Brazilian journalists and stakeholders, also involving a test drive on the T6.180 Methane Power Tractor. Carlo Lambro, Brand President of New Holland Agriculture said: “We continue to reinforce our sustainability strategy on the global level, confirming with concrete actions our brand’s leadership position in alternative propulsions but also in researching and developing new winning practices to apply a circular economy model in Agriculture.


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