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FPT Industrial Is One of the Stars of the Grape Harvest Festival at Fontanafredda 


Turin, September 9, 2021  – FPT Industrial will be one of the stars at the #Renaissance Grape Harvest Festival, to be  held on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 September in the splendid setting of the Fontanafredda  estate at Serralunga d’Alba (Cuneo, Italy). To add a special significance to an event already rich  in appeal and atmosphere in its own right, this will be the first zero-emissions Barolo harvest. 

The precious grapes of the Vigna La Rosa cru, which yield a Barolo included in the Wine  Spectator Top 100, will be harvested with the aid of the first prototype New Holland TK  Methane Power crawler vineyard tractor with biomethane-fueled FPT Industrial F28  Natural Gas engine. 

Launched in February 2021, the partnership between FPT Industrial, the world’s top producer  of low environmental impact engines, and Fontanafredda, the historic winery founded by the  first King of Italy in 1858, which currently has 120 hectares of certified organic vineyards, forms  part of the Green Renaissance project, launched to promote best-practice grape  cultivation with no environmental impact.

Recently named “Engine of the Year 2020” thanks to its modular, multi-propulsion approach,  the FPT Industrial F28 engine, already at work at the Fontanafredda estate in its biomethane  configuration, has a carbon footprint of zero, since the biomethane that powers the engine is  not a fossil fuel, but is produced by the anaerobic digestion of agricultural waste. 

Everyone attending the Grape Harvest Festival will enjoy a close-hand view of both the FPT  Industrial F28 NG biomethane engine and the prototype New Holland TK Methane Power  crawler vineyard tractor, the star of the first zero-emission Barolo harvest, at the brand’s stand  set up on the estate for the occasion. 

“We are very proud of our partnership with Fontanafredda and to be working with them on this  project, which brings together Italian products of excellence: Barolo wine, constantly rated one  of the world’s best, and the leading-edge sustainable technology of our Italian-built engines,”  comments Carlo Moroni, Head of Communication at FPT Industrial. “While we wait for the first  zero-emissions Fontanafredda Barolo to age in the wood so we can drink to this truly unique  project – it will take about four years – I’d like to underline that our biomethane engines are  available as of now, ready to reduce environmental impact not only in agriculture but also in  short, medium and long-range transport applications.” 

The three-year partnership between FPT Industrial and Fontanafredda is supported by the  Piedmont Region’s Tobias Project with contributions from New Holland Agriculture, CNH  Industrial and local businesses. 

FPT Industrial is a brand of CNH Industrial, dedicated to the design, production and sale of powertrains for on road and off-road vehicles, as well as marine and power generation applications. The company employs more  than 8,000 people worldwide, in ten manufacturing plants and seven R&D Centers. The FPT Industrial sales  network consists of 73 dealerships and about 800 service centers in almost 100 countries. A wide product offering,  including six engine ranges from 42 hp up to 1,006 hp, transmissions with maximum torque of 200 Nm up to 500  Nm, front and rear axles from 2 to 32 ton GAW (Gross Axle Weight). FPT Industrial offers the most complete line up of natural gas engines on the market for industrial applications, with power that goes from 136 to 460 HP. This  extensive offering and a strong focus on R&D activities make FPT Industrial a world leader in industrial  powertrains. For more information, go to www.fptindustrial.com

Fontanafredda, producer of Barolo and great wines from the Langhe district, based at Serralunga d’Alba.  Founded in 1858 as a consequence of the love affair between Victor Emmanuel II, first King of Italy, and Rosa  Vercellana, our winery has always been a community united around respect for the land. We now have 120  hectares of certified ORGANIC vineyards, the setting for Italy’s first Storytelling Village. www.fontanafredda.it



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