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The future is now – John Deere to develop a tractor to run on 100% veg oil

John Deere Germany has launched a new biofuels project (Praxtrax) that aims to develop a tractor that will run on 100% vegetable oil.

While this move will have its own issues in terms of the food for fuel debate, it highlights the fact that the world is moving to more sustainable supplies of fuel and energy.

Our vision at Energy Farmers Australia is that farmers are at the forefront of this emerging bioenergy industry and use their currently underused resources such as straw to “grow” the world’s fuels & energy.

Read more about the John Deere Praxtrax Biofuels project.

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About the Author:

Euan Beamont is Co-Founder/Director of Energy Farmers Australia. From a rural background Euan has always had a strong connection to the land and is very passionate about the sustainability of agriculture. Euan believes that a carbon price is a good thing for agriculture and will enable farmers to change to more sustainable farming practices and move away from their reliance on fossil based energy.
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