28 September

The Swedish invention Nonstop Battery Concept (NBC) is nominated in the global competition DLG-Agrifuture Concept competition organised by DLG, the German Agricultural Society. DLG calls these inventions “ground-breaking ideas for the development of international agricultural machinery”.

Battery-powered machinery in agriculture is a hot topic today. The problem is that a lot of power is required out in the field, and the batteries need recharging and replacing frequently. However, robots or machines equipped with NBC don’t need to make separate stops for either charging or battery replacement. This is possible since containers for, for example, grains are decoupled from the machine and are equipped with integrated batteries.

Photo Team Fieldgofer Karola Reuterström-Mattias Larsson-Per Frankelius

Karola Reuterström (farmer at Stora Lövhulta farm), Mattias Larsson (farmer at Abbotnäs Säteri) and Per Frankelius (researcher at Linköping University) are the inventors behind the Non Stop Battery Concept.

Competition nominee

This invention has now caught the attention of Agritechnica and is one of the entries in the competition DLG-Agrifuture Concept. The competition aims to showcase groundbreaking agricultural machinery concepts and visions for the future, with the winners set to be officially announced on 14 November at Agritechnica.

NBC, developed by farmers and researchers at Stora Lövhulta, Abbotnäs Säteri, and Linköping University, represents a breakthrough in renewable energy solutions for the agricultural sector. The project has been carried out within AgroÖst, as part of Agtech 2030. The invention is patent-pending and will be presented in the Swedish pavilion at Agritechnica in November this year, in Hall 5, stand C37. The Swedish pavilion is organised by Agtech 2030 and Business Sweden.