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Agricultural equipment maker New Holland will be unveiling what it claims is the first fuel cell-powered tractor at a French trade show in February. The tractor is based on the existing T6000 unit with a hydrogen fuel cell electric drive system replacing the conventional diesel powertrain. New Holland apparently collaborated with Fiat and Iveco to develop the new drive train. Few details are available at this time, but the tractor apparently has three lithium ion batteries in addition to the fue
In a story somewhat related to yesterday's news about New Holland making all of its industrial diesel engines capable of handling B20, the Port of Vancouver USA recently announced that all of the state vehicles used at the facility will use B20 by 2009. This change was made to comply with Washington state law and, according to EPA numbers quoted by Sebastian Blanco
New Holland, manufacturer of large-scale agricultural and construction equipment, is the first American original equipment manufacturer to "announce full support of the use of 20 percent biodiesel (B20) in all the diesel engines that it produces", according to a release on Renewable Energy Access.