Professor Andrea Vacca: U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to support research at Maha

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The Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) of DOE just announced supporting the Purdue Maha-led project “A New Approach for Increasing Efficiency of Agricultural Tractors and Implements” with $2.5M.

This exciting project has an overall budget of $3.2M and it will revisit the way the high-pressure hydraulic system of agriculture vehicles is designed, with the aim of doubling the energy efficiency with respect to the current state of the art.

The project will have as key partners Case New Holland Industrial (G. Kassen), Bosch Rexroth (E. Busquets), and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (C. Zhuang).

More info on this DOE program are on the following links: