ProjectTETRA reimagines wheel loader design, marking a clear departure from anything seen in construction equipment to date.The Case concept loader unveiled at Bauma on Monday is powered by an FPT Industrial natural gas engine. It runs on compressed natural gas (CNG), delivers up to 230 horsepower, and has “diesel-like” performance.
It’s powered by biomethane which is produced in biodigesters from waste products such as waste food, wood chippings and animal waste. With carbon-neutral production, biomethane provides a closed-loop, virtuous energy cycle, converting waste into useful energy.
The engine uses stoichiometric technology, which ensures the correct chemical balance between air and methane. ProjectTETRA not only uses a sustainable energy source but also benefits the environment in other ways.
The methane-powered wheel loader concept produces 95% less CO2 when running on biomethane, 90% less nitrogen dioxides and 99% lower particulate matter than a diesel-powered equivalent. It delivers an 80% reduction in overall emissions and also achieves a 50% reduction in drive-by noise levels.