Friday, January 02, 2009

Fuel cell tractor by New Holland could change the farming industry

Already awarded with a show Gold Medal, the tractor is dubbed the NH2. The result of development work between the Fiat Group and Iveco, although the full details remain under wraps the diesel engine has been replaced by the fuel cell.

The chemical reaction that takes place here is converted into electric power, which is then stored in one of three lithium ion batteries. This electrical energy is then quite probably used to drive an electric transmission.

Read the rest of the story in the Farmers Guardian.

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