Mercedes Petronas F1 puts biofuels on the starting grid

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Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team is targeting 100% biofuel logistics for the 2024 European season.
The team is working with PETRONAS and its logistics partners to extend the use of HVO100 biofuel as part of the ambition to achieve a fully biofuelled European season.
Toto Wolff, team principal and CEO - Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team, said: “Sustainable fuels powering our European season logistics are a key part of our transition plans helping the team and our sport move towards a Net Zero future.
“We have increased our investment to deliver further efficiencies with the projected emissions reductions reflecting the combined efforts of the team, PETRONAS and our logistics partners. Fuel innovation sits at the heart of the changes coming to our sport in 2026 and I am proud to lead a team so committed to driving sustainable change.”
Alice Ashpitel, head of sustainability - Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team, said: “We aim to be as sustainable as we can in every area of our operations, looking for efficiencies in every aspect of our performance, including the ways we transport the team’s freight and how we power our operations on track.
“With the ambition of a fully biofuelled season in line with our Net Zero commitments, we continue to use data to drive our learning which has enabled us to increase our savings year on year and modify our operations as we learn more about supply and infrastructure variations across the continent and multiple geographies in play.”
Datuk Sazali Hamzah, EVP and chief executive officer of PETRONAS Downstream, said: “In addition to working on delivering sustainable fuel for the Formula One cars by 2026, we continue to progress in our efforts to reduce carbon footprint within other parts of the motorsport ecosystem, including travel and logistics. Though these segments of the industry may not be visible to the fans, they demand concerted efforts in reducing emissions.
“Building on last year’s achievements, we are now expanding the use of HVO100, which represents one of the most feasible solutions and many collaborative efforts to come in powering motorsport closer towards Net Zero whilst showcasing the potential of biofuels to the world’s transportation sector."
Beyond work to lessen the impact of road-based freight logistics, the team has also led investment into sustainable aviation fuel.

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