Eaton’s, a power management firm, said today that the US Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded its Vehicle Group a $2.4 million grant to explore innovative solutions to minimize emissions from agricultural equipment.Eaton’s progress toward its 2030 Sustainability Targets will be accelerated thanks to this award. By 2030, the firm wants to cut emissions by 15% from its solutions and across its whole value chain.
Eaton’s proposes to utilize the award to develop solutions that cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 10% and nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions by 90% for agricultural powertrains with numerous duty cycles.The technologies must be able to support a wide range of applications in the segment while also being cost-effective and reliable.was also awarded a $4.9 million grant to create a novel small and modular solid-state transformer that would help to lower the cost and footprint of DC fast-charging systems.
“Due to a lack of technical solutions, off-highway sector emissions levels, notably in the agricultural segment, lag substantially behind on-road applications,” stated Dr. Mihai Dorobantu, director, Technology Planning and Government Affairs, Eaton’s Vehicle Group. “With this award, we might achieve considerable reductions in both GHG and NOx emissions, allowing us to spread the technology and its advantages across the country and satisfy our corporate sustainability goals.”
Eaton’s Vehicle Group will create new components for agricultural applications and improve current technologies developed for commercial vehicles, such as engines as well as after-treatment systems, to meet the grant’s goal. Agricultural solutions differ from modern on-road technology in that they are employed in a variety of different operating cycles.