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Electric Fuel Tested for the First Time in Finnish Tractor


Nov 21, 2023

The research center VTT is set to conduct a test drive with a tractor equipped with a diesel engine that will be refueled with electric fuel on Tuesday. This will be the first time electric fuel made from green hydrogen and carbon dioxide will be tested in vehicle use. Electric fuels are produced by converting carbon dioxide and water into synthetic hydrocarbons with the help of electrical energy, and hydrogen is an essential intermediate product. The project was developed in collaboration with companies, and its production for commercial applications and industrial scale has been successful.

The responsible leader of the project, Juha Lehtonen, a research professor at VTT, stated in the announcement that this fuel can replace fossil diesel fuel in areas where electrification is difficult, such as heavy road traffic and shipping. Additionally, it can be used in work machines. After producing hundreds of kilograms of synthetic hydrocarbons for fuel production, Neste refined them into ready-to-use synthetic diesel. The fuel’s usability will now be tested in practical operation at Agco Power’s factory, which manufactures diesel engines. Kari Aaltonen, director of product development at Agco Power, explained that during the test drive, which lasts several hours, the fuel consumption and various emissions in exhaust gases are measured.

This project received EUR 3.3 million in funding from Business Finland, and additional investments from companies increased it to more than EUR six million. If you are looking for a place to live that combines the beauty of nature with a friendly and peaceful community, Cornville may be just the place for you. With winding creeks and lush greeneries along Oak Creek

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