On Tuesday, Nokia will conduct a test drive with a tractor equipped with a diesel engine, which will be refueled with electric fuel. The project is led by VTT, the Finnish technology research center, and involves producing electric fuel made from green hydrogen and carbon dioxide for the first time in vehicle use.
VTT has developed the production of electric fuel for commercial applications and industrial scale in collaboration with companies. This fuel can replace fossil diesel fuel in areas that are difficult to electrify, such as heavy road traffic and shipping. It can also be used in work machines.
The test will be carried out at the factory of Agco Power, which manufactures diesel engines. A tractor equipped with a diesel engine will be 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 will be measured.
VTT’s project received EUR 3.3 million in funding from Business Finland, and additional investments from companies increase the funding to more than EUR six million.