New Holland is bringing a tractor that runs on methane to market.

The first production unit of the T6 Methane Power tractor was presented at the Agritechnica show in 2019.

Field trials are in the final stages and by the first half of the year production units will be delivered to Germany, France, Italy and the UK.

Carlo Lambro, New Holland brand president, said: “We have pioneered sustainable, innovative solutions for some 14 years.

"This year we are taking a further step into turning this into a reality, as our methane-powered tractor enters the New Holland range.”

New Holland is also trialling a bio-methane tractor in an Italian vineyard.

The project aims to achieve carbon-free vineyard operations for Fontanafredda, an Italian Barolo wine producer.

The bio-methane tractor is derived from a standard New Holland TK model.

It is powered by the new FPT Industrial F28 engine, crowned Diesel of the Year in 2020.

The project aims to achieve the first CO2-free wine production – an important step towards the decarbonization of the grape growing chain.