Advanced Tractors with Electric implements for Agricultural green revolution
Sustainably feeding the world is one of the greatest challenges of our time, and the first step towards reducing emissions from agriculture is to change our farming practices.
Agricultural machinery, such as tractors and implements, is a source of pollution in rural areas.
However, these non-road mobile machines (NRMM) are essential for farmers and agribusiness professionals.
In this context, the LifeAtena Project aims to encourage a change of mentality in this sector in moving towards the electrification of agricultural machinery by introducing a new game-changing modular platform for the electrification of isodiametric compact tractors that meet the needs of specialized farmers for vineyards and orchards.
This will be achieved through the development and validation of two types of tractor architecture: full hybrid and full electric.
LifeAtena will provide a fully electrified system to allow farmers and agri-food operators to work more sustainably and healthily. Progressively replacing the existing tractor fleets with fossil-free machinery will reduce fuel consumption by up to 45%, resulting in a reduction in relevant pollutants, including NOx, HC, and PM. In addition, LifeAtena will reduce the amount of lubricating oil used for the machinery by more than 30%, thereby significantly lowering the risk of oil dispersion into the environment during farming. Finally, LifeAtena aims to contribute to the reduction of noise pollution in rural areas. Within 5 years from the end of the project, we will have progressively marketed over 3,440 eco-friendly, state-of-the-art tractors and 3,240 electrified implements, achieving GHG savings of over 45% and more than €53 million in positive EBITDA.