It is still in its early phase but the revolution is fast: Agriculture 4.0, also known as smart farming, wants to make agricultural production processes even more efficient – with automatic control of machines and systems in combination with extensive data networking from cultivation areas, stables, as well as additional influencing factors. This bundles and saves resources and simultaneously allows for a more sustainable use of existing resources in agriculture. Thereby, profitability rises.
High-performance battery systems enable the production of food and bio-based resources that is friendly for the environment, the animals, as well as consumers.
The modern Voltabox technology is flexibly configurable and scalable and can be aligned at any time toward new customer requirements and market conditions.
Agriculture could save about 5 million tons of CO2 emissions per year. To do so, it would need to completely switch to electrification for self-propelled agricultural machinery, which in turn gains all of its electrical energy from renewable energy sources. Currently, according to data from the German Federal Office for Motor Vehicles and own calculations the diesel consumption of self-propelled agricultural machinery is 2.8% of the energy consumption in transport (68 petajoule or 19 terawatt hours per year). This accounts for almost two billion liters of diesel consumption in Germany. High-performance battery systems are the first step in reducing this consumption!
Agricultural machines with high-performance battery systems not only bring advantages for the energy balance of every single facility but also for the environment, humans, and animals:
Intelligent, innovative, and integrated lithium-ion battery systems can be the key for Agriculture 4.0. Agricultural enterprises can increasingly rely on the electrification of self-propelled, autonomous machines. By using more of their self-generated power, they can improve their energy balance.