Clean green hydrogen could power tractor revolution

The proponents of a hydrogen plant in WA’s Mid West say it could stimulate the commercial production of hydrogen-powered tractors.

Touted a clean-energy breakthrough, New Holland Agriculture released its first ever hydrogen-powered tractor in 2011, which was then in service on farms in Europe by 2012.

But limited availability of the fuel in Australia has never made it commercially viable.

However, the Arrowsmith Hydrogen Project, which is planned to be built south of Dongara, is expected to produce 23 tonnes of green hydrogen a day, and could provide the fuel required.

Infinite Green Energy (IGE, formerly Infinite Blue Energy) has announced it has raised $300 million for the first phase of construction and expected to be operational in 2025.

Image: New Holland

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