December 7, 2023 4:27 am

On Tuesday, Nokia will conduct a test drive with a tractor equipped with a diesel engine that will be refueled with electric fuel. The technology research center VTT will test electric fuel made from green hydrogen and carbon dioxide for the first time in vehicle use on Tuesday.

VTT has developed the production of electric fuel for commercial applications and industrial scale, and responsible leader of the project, research professor at VTT Juha Lehtonen says in the announcement that 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 test is being carried out at the factory of Agco Power, which manufactures diesel engines. A tractor equipped with a diesel engine is refueled with electric fuel during the test drive. During the test drive, which lasts several hours, the fuel consumption and various emissions in the exhaust gases are measured.

VTT’s project received EUR 3.3 million in funding from Business Finland, and in addition, companies’ parallel research and product development investments increase the funding to more than EUR six million.

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