FPT keeps up its sustainable side
As part of its continuous approach to sustainability, FPT Industrial took part in the UK Anaerobic Digestion and World Biogas Expo 2019, which took place at the National Exhibition Center in Birmingham, UK, during this summer.
Together with its sister brands Iveco and New Holland Agriculture, FPT Industrial is once again showing its commitment to natural gas by exhibiting its NG engines NEF 6-cylinder and Cursor 13. They are the power behind the New Holland Methane-powered concept tractor and the Iveco Stralis NP truck, respectively.
The World Biogas Expo 2019 protagonists from FPT: NEF and Cursor
FPT Industrial’s NEF prototype is an in-line 6-cylinder methane engine, with a peak power of 132 kW and maximum torque of 740 Nm. It uses a specifically developed FPT technology that minimizes fuel consumption to provide day-long autonomy.
For the on-road segment, Cursor 13 NG provides one of the highest 100% Natural Gas engine power outputs on the market for industrial vehicles, delivering a maximum power of 338 kW, 2,000 Nm of torque, and reliability for long-haul missions. Comparing it to a Diesel engine with the same power, the Cursor 13 NG emits 98% less particulate matter (PM) and almost eliminates CO2 emissions in the biomethane configuration.
The World Biogas Expo 2019 was also the right occasion to discuss the contribution of anaerobic digestion and biogas across different sectors and ways to tackle the challenges of their implementation and use for sustainable development. FPT Industrial provided valuable insights on renewable Natural Gas for the powertrain industry. The brand was the first to develop, produce and market Natural Gas engines for on-road transport, and since then has produced 45,000 NG units and is currently expanding its technology to the off-road segment.