John Deere will have a concept 9.0l engine that is compatible with ethanol on display at this year’s Agritechnica show in Hanover.

This concept engine illustrates the company’s ongoing commitment to developing a diversified portfolio of solutions that can meet power needs across equipment sizes and applications.

The global farm machinery leader is continuing to work toward its Leap Ambitions — the company’s focused goals designed to boost economic value and sustainability for customers while delivering better outcomes with less resources.

Under the Leap Ambitions, the company is working to innovate viable low- and near zero-carbon power solutions by 2026 within four key areas of power generation, including internal combustion engine (ICE) efficiencies, renewable fuels, hybridisation, and full battery-electric options.

Within the variety of available renewable fuels, John Deere considers biodiesel, renewable diesel (or HVO), and ethanol to be the most promising options for near-term integration into heavy duty applications.

Ethanol is an alcohol-based renewable fuel that is widely available in many parts of the world since it can be made from feedstocks such as corn, wheat, or sugar cane.

As a high-octane fuel, ethanol is attractive for high performance spark ignited engines.

The company is using its world-class engineering expertise to vet and test new technologies that simplify the integration of renewable fuels with combustion engine technology with the aim of delivering more value and productivity to customers.