Wine-powered racing cars?
TotalEnergies is set to launch the first 100% renewable motor racing fuel that is it’s the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) that will cut carbon emissions from racing vehicles by 65percent.
TotalEnergies announced that it will made by bioethanol, which is made of wine residues that are derived from the French agriculture sector and ETBE.
The fuel is dubbed by the manufacturer “Excellium Race 100” and says it is in line with the needs of racers and also the FIA sustainability standards.
Fuel is anticipated to be launched in 2022. 24 Hours of Le Mans as well as the European Le Mans Series.
Patrick Pouyanne, Chairman and CEO of TotalEnergies: “Our ambition is to be a leading player on the path to energy independence, and to reach zero Net Carbon emissions in 2050 in tandem with society.
“Advanced biofuels have a certain contribution to the transportation industry immediately cut carbon emissions.The 100percent renewable source of fuel which will be accessible in motor racing starting in 2022, is an excellent example of that. “