NH2 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Tractor (video)
Tractors these days are bound to get a greener facelift. Take the New Holland’s NH2 tractor, powered up using hydrogen fuel. Tractors as we know them are gasoline huggers, drinking up huge amounts of fuel and creating all the fumes they can manage. This one though is a lot different, and shuns away gasoline to use hydrogen and even solar energy instead. This one produces as much as 130HP and all that drips out of its exhaust pipe is, a bit of water. It has zero-carbon emissions. Also, it chooses to work silently, without all the noise and racket tractors usually create, producing just 55 decibels of sound. With a tank full of 110 liters of hydrogen, the tractor works for a good 1.5 to 2 hours, with a torque of up to 300 Nm. So where does the solar power come in? An electrolyser powered by the sun does the job of splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen that is then use to power up the green NH2.
Farming will be a greener affair, if farmers choose to use the NH2 in future.