On Tuesday, Nokia will conduct a test drive with a tractor equipped with a diesel engine, which will be refueled with electric fuel. This is the first time that electric fuel made from green hydrogen and carbon dioxide will be used in vehicle use.
VTT, a technology research center, has developed the production of electric fuel for commercial applications and industrial scale. The fuel can be used to replace fossil diesel fuel in areas that are difficult to electrify, such as heavy road traffic and shipping. In addition, it can be used in work machines.
The tractor will be refueled with electric fuel during the test drive at Agco Power’s factory in Nokia. The fuel consumption and the amount of various emissions in the exhaust gases, among other things, will be measured during the test drive, which lasts several hours.
The project received EUR 3.3 million in funding from Business Finland, and in addition, the companies’ parallel research and product development investments increase the funding to more than EUR six million.