A methane powered tractor has secured the Green Good Design Award for 2023.

The New Holland T7 Methane Power LNG Prototype is the world’s first liquefied natural gas-powered tractor and build on the previous T6 Methane Power fuelled by compressed natural gas.

Unveiled last year, the tractor represented the next step towards New Holland’s carbon neutral farming strategy.

The manufacturers said it can be powered by liquefied biomethane sourced from livestock manure and slurry, delivering better than carbon zero operation.

Founded in 1950, the awards are organized by the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.

Carlo Lambro, brand president of New Holland Agriculture says: “We are honoured to receive this Green Good Design Award, an authority in the design sector, and even more proud that the recognition is given to such a ground-breaking prototype tractor set to represent a significant expansion in New Holland’s alternative energy tractor range.

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“The New Holland T7 Methane Power LNG marries great design with great tech and innovation, the result of our continued investment of our energies in creating something that is not only useful, sustainable and functional, but also beautiful to see.

“I want to thank all the teams who worked on this special project and, as always, our internal design teams for the great creative job,” he added.