Nokia and the Technical Research Center VTT are set to test an electric fuel made from green hydrogen and carbon dioxide in a tractor on Tuesday. The fuel is produced through the process of converting carbon dioxide and water into hydrogen with the help of electricity, and it has the potential to replace fossil diesel fuel in areas that are difficult to electrify, such as heavy road traffic and transport.
The test drive will take place at the Agco Power factory, which produces diesel engines, in the Nokia company. During the test, Kari Altonen, director of product development at Agco Power, will measure fuel consumption and various emissions in the exhaust gases.
The project received funding from Business Finland and additional investments from companies for research and product development. The total funding exceeded six million euros.