Formula 1 aims to maintain the internal combustion engine for as long as possible by developing 100% stable fuel, press release reveals. The term “loading” refers to the fact that the fuel can be used in existing engines without requiring any modifications to the machine.
The organizers of the racing series say their sustainable fuel plans are part of their promise to have zero carbon emissions by 2030, although this could also be seen as an attempt to repel the popularity of Formula E and the electrification of the automotive industry. .
Among its upcoming goals, Formula 1 says it will start using E10 fuel – a mixture of 90 percent fossil fuels and 10 percent ethanol – by 2022 and will use a new generation of power units by 2025, powered by 100 percent sustainable fuel. develops. In a statement, Formula 1 said it was “actively involved in discussions with fuel companies about creating fuel in the quantities needed for the championship”. As with many other innovations that have come from Formula 1 to the commercial automotive industry, organizers say they also aim to ultimately “increase production for wider social use.”
Formula 1 and the aviation industry choose sustainable fuels that can be added
The new sustainable fuel will be created in a laboratory, and Formula 1 says it will be procured using sustainable methods, such as carbon capture and non-food biomass. Although the fuel itself will still emit carbon dioxide, zero net carbon will be emitted through its consumption. Formula 1 says the fuel will achieve “Greenhouse gas emission savings compared to fossil gasoline of at least 65%.” Importantly, the fuel will have the same energy density as the current fossil fuel gasoline used by the cars in the racing series, which means that they will continue to reach huge speeds with a small share of environmental costs.
The efforts of Formula 1 are very similar to those of the aviation industry, which aims to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050but will have to develop sustainable fuels due to the challenge of electrifying long-range aircraft earlier this week, the world’s first plant for synthetic kerosene for sustainable aviation fuel was discovered in Germany. In a statement, Formula 1 said that since only 8% of the road’s vehicles are expected to be fully electric by 2030, its new fuel will have a huge impact on global sustainability efforts. The organization claims that “internal combustion engines will continue to be essential for air and sea travel, as well as for the transport industry” in the coming years.