Le Mans races with biofuel using wine residues
Excellium Racing 100 delivered a reduction in CO2 emissions of at least 65% over its lifecycle.
The 24 Hours of Le Mans, the third round of the FIA World Endurance Championship and an iconic motorsports event, took place for the first time with a 100% renewable fuel. Excellium Racing 100 is a major partnership between TotalEnergies and Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO), which is pursing an energy transition and environmental strategy.
More than 18 months of R&D was needed to develop this renewable fuel made from wine residues.
“As Automobile Club de l'Ouest's partner, TotalEnergies is proud to supply the competitors of the 90th 24 Hours of Le Mans with a 100% renewable fuel. It's a bit of a revolution for automobile racing and a tangible sign of TotalEnergies strategy to help its customers and partners get to net zero.
“Biofuels have an important role to play in moving the transportation industry forward by immediately reducing its CO2 emissions. More than ever, this most demanding of endurance races is a testbed for TotalEnergies and a showcase for motorsports as a whole,” said Patrick Pouyanné, chairman and CEO of TotalEnergies.