The Anonymous Widower

Hydrogen Powered Tractors Could Be The Green Answer In That Industry

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Hydrogen Fuel News.

I agree with the title and the article is worth a read.

For some time, I’ve felt that hydrogen would be ideal to power a tractor and other agricultural machinery.

  • Now that companies like ITM Power have developed efficient electrolysers, the accessibility of the fuel is a lot easier.
  • Many farmers would have their own electrolyser.
  • Diesel is always getting nicked, but stealing hydrogen would probably be more difficult.
  • Hydrogen could also power the farmer’s cars.

Energy use on the farm could be very different.

May 21, 2020 - Posted by | Transport, World | ,

2 Comments »

  1. As long as the costs of being able to produce hydrogen are viable running vehicles on it is a no-brainer. The exhaust is just water.

    The key is producing hydrogen without creating pollution. Electricity is needed for the process but much electricity production involves burning fossil fuels or wood bio-pellets.

    Comment by MauriceGReed | May 22, 2020 | Reply

  2. Within a few years, most of our electricity will be zero carbon, backed up by masses of batteries using technologies like Highview Power and Zinc8.

    Lithium-ion is just so last century for grid storage!

    Comment by AnonW | May 22, 2020 | Reply


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