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A farming future supported by a
wider spectrum of power

Reliable sources of power have long helped farmers operate efficiently, optimize yield and drive higher profitability. Today, these power sources are even more critical as farmers face pressure to feed a growing population while also reducing agricultural emissions and sequestering more carbon.

How critical? Without changes, the forest, land and agriculture sector will generate 15 gigatons of CO2e annually by 2050. However, to keep global warming below 2°C above preindustrial temperatures, the ag industry must limit its emissions to about 4 Gt by mid-century. At the same time, there are more people to feed, more demand for meat and, as a result, more grain to support livestock as well as meet the need for biofuels. This means farmers must double productivity over the next 30 years.

That complicated and challenging equation is why farmers are likely to seek opportunities to upgrade and decarbonize their equipment fleets. In line with our Farmer-First strategy, we’re helping them do so by providing a wider spectrum of clean energy solutions for their machines. Farmers require flexibility, so we are growing our portfolio with a variety of low-, mid- and high-horsepower energy solutions – from highly efficient, fuel-flexible engines to hybrid and fully electric machines.

AGCO’s first battery-electric tractor, the Fendt e107 V Vario, is one of our most anticipated products to date and was a highlight at Agritechnica 2023. The tractor is currently available in Germany, the Netherlands and Norway and will go into full production in 2024. Part of Fendt’s e100 series, the machine is powerful, efficient and compatible with all common attachments, and with a 100 kWh battery, it operates with low noise emissions and zero exhaust emissions.

Clean energy requires both product innovation and fuel infrastructure. That is why we are upgrading our internal combustion engines with new technology and making them flexible for use with different kinds of sustainable fuels. All AGCO Power engines can now run on hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), and our AGCO Power CORE engine platform is specially built to accommodate new technologies, fuels and regulations.

Farmers require flexibility. So we are growing our portfolio with a variety of low-, mid- and high-horsepower energy solutions – from highly
efficient, fuel-flexible engines to hybrid and fully electric machines.

The CORE75 engine, which can run on HVO, is an example of our innovation and won Engine of the Year at the Diesel Progress Summit in 2023. At Agritechnica, we introduced the AGCO Power CORE50, currently the most advanced diesel engine platform on the market. The CORE50 engine has a sophisticated emissions control system, delivers great fuel efficiency and can be adapted for hydrogen and other alternative fuels. Our CORE50 eHydrogen concept demonstrates this flexibility, blending the best of hybrid combustion and electric technology.

We are also exploring new power sources that can enable our customers to embrace the future, from fuel cells to intelligent microgrids and beyond. For instance, our e100 Vario Range Extender Concept uses fuel cells to extend the Fendt e100 V Vario’s operating time from four to eight hours. Another breakthrough — the AGCO Power Microgrid concept — provides reliable, uninterrupted power from the most cost-effective power source at any moment. These products can help our customers realize long-term productivity, efficiency and sustainability gains. They are also at the heart of our company’s decarbonization journey, representing a key element of our sustainability approach.