AUGA is Europe’s largest vertically integrated organic food producer. The AUGA M1 is the first of its kind, designed as a hybrid to ensure that farmers can run from sunup to sundown. The tractor consists of an electric motor powered by internal combustion from the biomethane and battery storage to save power during low-demand tasks that allow for many hours of additional use.
“Three years ago, when we first calculated our emissions, we saw that as much as 30 percent of them come from the use of fossil fuels on farms,” stated AUGA CEO Kęstutis Juščius.“There were simply no solutions to change it. That is why we have taken the lead in developing technologies that will allow us to create a new standard for sustainable agriculture and drastically reduce pollution throughout the food value chain. The first result of this work is a biomethane and electric tractor.”