Bio Concept

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ETESIA and sustainable development

The ETESIA Product approach...
...or how to reconcile economy and ecology?

Environmental protection and a commitment to sustainable development in general have always been among our key concerns, even before they became the latest buzzwords. That is why at ETESIA, we have developed our own philosophy called Bio Concept.

  • 1. Two major areas are concerned

    Our production Plant :

    • 100 % of our waste undergoes selective sorting, 0% of it internally, with the use of separate skips for steel, aluminium, cardboard, wood, accumulators and batteries.
    • Manufacturing in Europe has positive aspects for a sustainable development:
      • Environmental impact related to transport is considerably lower than for a machine produced in Asia or in the USA as it is the case for most of our competitors.
      • Positive social and economical impact thanks to the safeguarding of employment and industrial know-how in France.
    • A GHG Assessment is underway (Green House Gas). This assessment takes into account energy consumptions of the production plant, the refrigerants and the transportation modes. It helps the company which produces it to identify where, when and how it will be able to save energy and to pollute less. 


    Our machines

    • Record longevity of ETESIA : durable machines. For example, after 20 years of good and faithful services, some Hydro 100 machines are still in operation. 
    • A range of mowers adapted to the differentiated management requirements of today's customers. The Hydro 124D machine is the perfect illustration of the versatility of the ETESIA Ride-on mowers.
    • Development of new environmentally friendly engines.

    The Bio concept encompasses various projects of new environmentally friendly engines operating with: biomass fuel, LPG and electricity

  • 2. Learn more about our customers requirements to help us make the right choices...

    Does this approach correspond to an expectation?

    A Survey from 300 people responsible for the green areas of French cities listing more than 5000 inhabitants:

    91 % express their concern for:
    the integration of sustainable development into their policy of: • Biodiversity
    • Water protection
    • Reduction of noise
    Reduction of CO2 emissions
    The practice of the differential management

    Study realized by AGRINOVA

    On which phase has ETESIA to act to reduce its environmental impact?

    To answer this question, we carried out a study of the environmental impact of our 80cm ride-on mower Family by Bureau Veritas CODDE (Life Cycle Assessment and Ecodesign)

    Distribution of the environmental impacts of the thermal lawnmower on its life cycle

    MANUFACTURE phase 9% average
    COMMERCIAL phase 1% average
    USEAGE phase 85% average(incl. 90% of fuel consumption)
    END OF LIFE phase
    5% average


    It clearly shows that it is the usage phase (85%) which has the biggest impact on the environment and more particularly the fuel consumption (90%).
    This is why; the efforts of our engineers were dedicated towards our clean engine options for ride-on mowers.

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  • 3. The Biomass fuel range


    Since 2007, we have had a biomass fuel version for each gas oil machine, so they can operate with  B30 fuel (gas oil which contents 30 % ester of biomass).

    ETESIA is member of Diester Partnership  : which  is  developing the Diester community in France.

    B30 is a fuel whose energy source is drawn from the middle of the plants. It's composed of 30% of EMHV and is intended for diesel vehicles. The EMHV (Methyl Vegetable oil Esters) are esters resulting from plants such as Soya bean, Rape-seed and sunflower. Incorporated in diesel fuel, the EMHV, or vegetable oil esters, make it possible to produce agro-fuels and contribute to decrease the emissions of CO2, black smokes and vehicles soot.

    The manufacturing process is easy: vegetable oil is mainly produced from sunflower- or Rape seed. Once purified and mixed with methanol, it can the be added in with diesel fuel.

    Tondeuse autoportée 100% HVP Développement de la bicarburation
    ETESIA Exclusivity : first ride-on mower using 100% PVO (Pure Vegetable Oil) at Lyon Development of the bi-fuel vehicle
    (starting with diesel & working with PVO) Two prototypes are operational in Paris.

  • 4. LPG Range


    2008 : Launch of the first European LPG mower: hydro 80 LPG

    • +Ecology
      Better protection of the environment through the reduction of pollutant emissions: 20% of the CO emissions, 21% of the CO2 emissions, 25% of hydrocarbons emissions
    • +Economy
      • Almost tripled the mowing capacity: between 10 and 12 hours of mowing against 4 to 6 h for petrol machines.
      • A cost of hourly fuel consumption divided by 2 
    Global warming
  • 5. The electrical range


    100 % Electric ride-on mower

    • 2008 : ETESIA continues its development of machines which favour the environment with the latest « concept ride-on »:  The first 100% fully electric ride-on mower powered by battery, 


    • 2010 : the "mower concept" has become a real professional 100% electric machine: bahia M2E


    • 2012 : commercialisation of the Electric Bahia

    • Zero emission of carbon monoxide (CO), oxides of nitrogen (NOx) of carbon dioxide (CO2)
    • Zero release of hydrocarbon (NC), smoke and particle (PM)

    • Almost silent in forward motion and traction mode
    • Early morning Snow clearance  in complete silence
    • Quieter in mowing mode than a petrol model

    • Hourly consumption cost less than 0,50p
    • Reduced maintenance costs: no belt, filter or oil engine

    • Cutting and bagging equivalent to the Petrol model
    • Similar  operator comfort
    • Just as compact as the petrol engine versions
    • Mowing capacity of approximately 2 500 m2 : 2 hours + 1,5 hours with Battery trailer = 3,5 hours
    • Capacity when used as a transporter or mobile generator: 8 hours

  • 6. Robot mowers

    ET Mower


    The revolution of robots as ETESIA Lawn

    With its Etmowers, Robot mowers family ETESIA revolutionizes once again the universe of professional green spaces. 


    • 2012 : ETmowers-robots range

      Environmentally friendly
      • Reduction of 90% CO2 1 ton CO2 /ha per year
      • Silent
      • Odor free / smell free
      • Less Fertilizer
      • No rubbish

      • Three times less energy consumption in £
      • No rubbish to eliminate
      • After one year, 20% economy of fertilizer

      Gain of time
      • Minimal human intervention
      • Free time for other work
    Schéma d'émissions de CO2
  • 7. The ETESIA’s BIOCONCEPT rewarded

    • Eco-trophies of the framework of life 2010
      Coup de coeur of the jury for the electrical mower. Bronze trophy for «  Bioconcept Eco Management »
    • The 2010 Communication Award
      Winner (5th) in the category "best action of environmental communication.
    • Trophy Cape ' tronic 2011
      Designated in the eco-innovation category
    • Top Innovation “Salon Vert” 2012
      The M2E distinguished in the Construction and maintenance of green spaces category

    But the best reward, it is the confidence of the users. For example, the football club of Forest Green Rovers in England is an ETESIA machine owner. The club possesses a bio diesel Version of the Hydro 124D (equipped with a scarifier), an electric bahia M2E and a Robot mower ETm 105. 

    ETESIA's vision of its future market is one where business and environmental protection are ultimately reconciled.

    ETESIA's commitment is taking concrete form with its new green engines and also through the versatility of the range, making it possible to apply several mowing techniques and thus enabling differential management.