New Holland Agriculture moves into a partnership with leading companies in the biomethane sector in Brazil for the creation of an innovative ecosystem for the production of gas, generated from the decomposition of organic waste. The new ecosystem is the first of its kind in the country and promises to revolutionize its biogas market.
The launch of this solution in the Brazilian biomethane market is the result of a successful collaboration between New Holland, Iveco Group, Sebigás Cótica -a company specialized in the development of bio digestion solutions, from project design, construction, maintenance and operation of biogas facilities – and Air Liquide – a specialist in industrial gases, technology and services for industry and healthcare.
Similarly to what New Holland Agriculture is doing in Europe with the British company Bennamann, the initiative aims to explore the possibilities of biomethane production from livestock waste and at the same time to promote the use of renewable energies for Agriculture in the country.
The arrival of this technology follows the sale of the first tractor unit powered by biomethane gas in Brazil: a T6.180 Methane Power, which can use the gas generated from the decomposition of organic waste as fuel, was sold to SF Agropecuária, a company based in Brasilândia, Mato Grosso do Sul.
The property selected to be part of the experimental biomethane project is that same farm, pioneering in the use of waste to create energy. The whole system could potentially allow the Brazilian biogas market to grow. With the increasing demand for renewable energy, the biomethane produced by the new solution has the potential to become a viable alternative to diesel and other fossil fuels. Besides, the production of biomethane from animal waste, cow and pig to start with, contributes to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, making the solution environmentally friendly.
The project was launched with “Methane Power Experience”, a special two day media event involving Brazilian journalists and stakeholders, also involving a test drive on the T6.180 Methane Power Tractor. Carlo Lambro, Brand President of New Holland Agriculture said: “We continue to reinforce our sustainability strategy on the global level, confirming with concrete actions our brand’s leadership position in alternative propulsions but also in researching and developing new winning practices to apply a circular economy model in Agriculture.”