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LINTTAS Electric Company Pty Ltd

LINTTAS Electric Company is a start-up company established in South Australia in 2023 by Terry Krieg, an electrical engineer and Malcolm Lucas, a farmer with the ambitious aim to develop the world's first (built from the ground up) electric combine harvester and with that machine to radically change the industry approach to agricultural machinery. To achieve more efficient energy usage, they have developed an innovative and new world-leading grain separation processes with the potential for patent, the new harvester will enable faster and more efficient grain harvesting, with lower energy consumption and lower costs for grain producers with electrification. Electrification is a first step in implementing major change in machinery design and in delivery of machinery to farm operators.

Their aim is to establish a new business model with a machine that is fully repairable by farmers and where possible, using off-the-shelf components. The goal of their company is to firstly develop the first fully electric combine harvester, with manufacture in Australia and global supply chain, adopting the latest technologies with performance and price that is competitive in the Australian and global market. Secondly, they want to apply this technology to other agricultural machines to re-align the agricultural machinery sector.

This first new electric grain harvester will be suitable and easily adaptable for a range of crop types and conditions, will be based on off-the-shelf components, easily updated, and designed to be easily repairable. Using the latest technologies to maximise yield with minimize operating and whole-of-life costs. The machine will be more energy efficient with a minimized whole of life carbon footprint. The technology presents the opportunity to revolutionise farm machinery, not just grain harvesting.

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Opportunity for 

  • Agricultural machinery manufacturers interested in partnering to co-develop and commercialise an electric grains harvester.
  • University with computer modelling capability to support R&D for development of a prototype. 
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    LINTTAS Electric Company Pty Ltd

  • Opportunity type

    Seeking interest, Research partner

  • Readiness
    Mid (TRL 5-7)
    Proof of concept in the laboratory then in the field resulting in the development of a minimum viable product (MVP).

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