New Plant Oil Compatible Tractors - Experiences and Development in Germany

K. Thuneke & P. Emberger
Pure plant oils, used as fuel in compatible tractors reduce greenhouse gas emissions of the agricultural sector and thus, lower CO2­footprints of agricultural products. Furthermore plant oils can contribute to increase security of supply of long­term moderately priced fuels for the agricultural production. Since 2008, leading manufacturers offer rapeseed oil compatible tractors. However, the operating and emission behaviour of new compatible tractors, fuelled with plant oils is widely unknown. Thus, it is the purpose of...