New Holland’s NH2: Taking the hydrogen fuel cell to the farms

March 12, 2009 / 2 Comments

At this point, the hydrogen fuel cell industry seems like the way to go when it comes to an emission-free future. But the concept is still a long way away both in terms of striking the technological and economic balance that is needed. However, that hasn’t stopped the folks from New Holland in taking the revolutionary green technology to the farmlands. We’re talking about their brand new hydrogen fuel cell tractor, the NH2.

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Still a concept and a blueprint that is not likely to hit the market at least till 2013, New Holland NH2 is a revolution that forever changes the way farmlands will be ploughed.

Powered by a fuel cell that generates 106 horsepower and a hydrogen tank that allows it to rub for 1.5 to 2 hours, there’s a long, long way to go before it becomes a viable option. But just like fuel cell powered cars, the first step of the hydrogen-driven tractors is here and that is a heartening sign indeed.

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Apart from making the countryside greener and more pollution-free than it already is, it highlights the growing interest in the hydrogen fuel cell technology and how we can adapt it to various aspects of life around us. And to be honest we’d definitely take the “sexy” NH2 for a quick ride …

[via Ecogeek]