New Holland Aims to Become Expert in Fueling Tractors with Biomethane

By Dave Songer, Bio-based World News.

The fuel that powers the tractor, biomethane, is particularly well suited to farms because they have the raw materials and the space to house a biodigester to produce the gas.

A major tractor manufacturer has revealed plans for what it calls the farm of the future, with the release of a methane-powered tractor and a template for self-sufficient estates that produce their own biofuel. 

The New Holland Concept Tractor will match the performance of diesel-powered equivalents but with up to 30% lower running costs, while the company‚Äôs vision for a self-sufficient farm focused on the ability to produce not just food, but also the biomass needed to run all of its machinery.