In its 2022 Sustainability Report, John Deere highlighted several key initiatives the company is undertaking to reduce CO2 emissions. One of the primary ways John Deere is addressing this issue is by improving the engine efficiency of its machines.
According to the report, the company has achieved an average fuel-efficiency improvement of 16 per cent across its construction equipment product line over the past decade. This is a significant achievement, and has been accomplished through a combination of engine technology improvements and machine design enhancements.
In addition to improving fuel efficiency, John Deere is also investing in alternative fuel technologies. For example, the company has developed a hybrid-electric powertrain for its wheel-loader machines which can reduce fuel consumption and emissions by up to 40 per cent. It’s also exploring the use of biofuels, such as biodiesel, to further reduce the machines’ carbon footprint.
John Deere is also committed to increasing the sustainability of its engines, investing in research and development to create engines that are more efficient and produce fewer emissions. One of the ways it’s doing this is by exploring the use of alternative fuels, such as hydrogen fuel cells. These fuel cells can be used to power electric motors, which can then drive hydraulic pumps to power construction equipment.
In addition to investing in new engine technologies, John Deere is also focused on ensuring the longevity and sustainability of its existing engines. The company has developed an engine remanufacturing program which allows rebuilding and reusing engines rather than disposing of them. This program not only reduces waste and supports circular-economy principles, but also provides a cost-effective solution for customers.
Overall, John Deere is making significant strides in reducing CO2 emissions and increasing engine sustainability in its construction equipment products. Through a combination of improved fuel efficiency, alternative fuel technologies, and sustainable engine design, the company is working to minimise its environmental impact while still delivering high-quality and reliable machines to customers.
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