The original idea of Spirit Design’s successful sustainability project in South America involves a small tractor that runs on biogas made by farmers themselves. The objective: a systemic innovation for small and medium-sized agricultural operations and the climate. The status quo: an on-site innovation center, established structures of cooperation between Austrian and Brazilian universities, and an initial prototype of the biogas-fueled CH4PA tractor, which should drastically reduce fuel prices, emissions, and dependence on fossil fuels. Supported by the Vienna Business Agency and the Austrian Development Agency. Talk given by Georg Wagner.