Farmertronics has planned to contribute to the sustainablility of EU agriculture by developing the eTrac. The eTrac is an ultramodern light-weight unmanned farming machine powered by renewable energy sources (electrically powered) and thereby energy independent. To make this development possible, financial support of local and European governments is required but also the financial support of the agricultural [...]
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On Friday July 7th, a local MIT-Zuid grant has been assigned to Farmertronics Engineering for a feasability study what will be executed from May 1st of 2017 to January 31st of 2018. With this assignment we are able to enter a next phase of our project.
Farmertronics Engineering became 26th at a contest for agtech startups at the European Katana project. We won 2.000 euro to join an agtech bootcamp which will be held from the 7th to the 9th of July in Stuttgart. Our team consists of Thieu Berkers, founder and CTO of Farmertronics Engineering and Job Vissers who is specialised in the bio based [...]
On December 14th en 15th Farmertronics will attend the AgriFoodTech fair and congress at the Brabant hallen in Den Bosch in the Netherlands. On December 15th I will be one of the speakers at the congress talking about the topic 'The unmanned clean tech farm'. We will explain to you this extremely innovative concept delivering [...]
Farmertronics has planned to start engineering and building the eTrac-20 very soon. This is a complete new concept small track tractor for the fruit cultivation market. This vehicle won't be propelled by a diesel engine anymore but by 3 independant electrical hub motors. The first full electric version will be equiped with a 20 kWh [...]
The EU-funded AMPERE project has analysed various projected scenarios on climate change and its effects on society and found that taking action sooner rather than later reduces the costs of mitigation. Melting icebergs at Jokulsarlon lagoon, Iceland Forecast models on the effects of climate change on society and the environment are complex and can yield [...]
Wind turbines on land are cheaper than gas, coal or nuclear power plants when all external costs and subsidies are considered . This is the conclusion after a study of Ecofys, commissioned by the European Commission. One megawatt hour of electricity generated with a wind turbine on land costs about 105 euros while electricity generated from [...]