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John Deere presents ethanol engine at the world's main agricultural machinery fair

At Agritechnica 2023, the world's main agricultural machinery fair in Hanover (Germany), John Deere presented its project for a 9.0L ethanol engine. This innovation emerges as a sustainable alternative for high-performance engines.

Ethanol, a biofuel produced globally from various raw materials, such as corn, wheat and sugar cane, stands out for its high octane rating, making it viable for high-performance internal combustion engines.

The use of biofuels, including ethanol, biodiesel and renewable diesel, has been an effective strategy for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in vehicles over the last decade.

Antonio Carrere, president of John Deere Brazil, highlights that the ethanol engine is yet another innovation and technology initiative by the company to promote productive and sustainable agriculture, contributing to global food security in the face of a growing population.

Brazil, as one of the world's leading ethanol producers, both sugarcane and corn-based, will be a significant focus for implementing this solution, taking advantage of already established production and distribution networks.

Sustainability goals

The announcement of the ethanol engine aligns with John Deere's global sustainability goals for 2026 and 2030, aiming not only to reduce the company's emissions, but also to help reduce inputs and emissions from its customers and suppliers, in line with the Objectives of UN Sustainable Development (SDG).

Among the goals established are the presentation of a low/free carbon emission engine, the launch of a fully autonomous and electric tractor, the development of more than 20 electric and hybrid products in the Construction and Forestry division, and the guarantee that 100% of new small products will be enabled for connectivity by 2026, covering 1.5 million machines.



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