TotalEnergies is determined to introduce 100% renewable fuel in subsequent season’s FIA World Patience Championship.
Competition is a key driver for innovation: the outrageous constraints met in patience racing. Lag length and excessive mileage are continuously pushing for the improvement of better-efficiency fuels, which alternatively must furthermore handle on the 2nd the brand new challenges posed by the power and environmental transition.
This 100% renewable fuel to be provided by TotalEnergies can be produced on bioethanol basis*, fabricated from wine residues from the French agricultural exchange, and from ETBE produced at TotalEnergies’ Feyzin refinery shut to Lyon (France) from feedstock furthermore sourced from by the circular financial system. This fuel may well perhaps peaceable allow an immediate reduction of no longer no longer as a lot as 65% of the racing autos’ CO2 emissions.
Named Excellium Racing 100, this fuel opens a brand new chapter in the patience racing and moto rsport energy transition for the final actors alive to. This would perhaps fetch the final required qualities for a racing fuel and will meet automakers’ requirements, as neatly because the most up-to-date FIA criteria for sustainable fuels, by leveraging the skills of TotalEnergies Additives and Fuels Alternate suggestions. This team has particularly designed “Excellium Patience”, the fuel ragged this 365 days for the 24 Hours of Le Mans 2021 which already involves 10% of progressed bioethanol.
Jean Todt, FIA President, said: “Patience racing, by its nature, has continually served as an lovely learn and pattern platform and it is a very worthy milestone to fetch the FIA World Patience Championship switching to 100% sustainable fuel. It’s FIA’s predominant goal to put into effect sustainable energy sources all the most realistic likely plan through its portfolio of motor sport disciplines, thus paving the reach in the reduction of CO₂ emission, completely reflecting our flee-to-boulevard system as neatly because the FIA’s PurposeDriven circulation.”
Pierre Fillon, President of the Automobile Membership de l’Ouest, said: “Increasing awareness of social and environmental matters over the outdated few years has led the motor racing world to focal point deeply on these points. The 24 Hours of Le Mans has been an experimental playground for innovation ever for the reason that predominant flee in 1923 and this inviting new pattern is in supreme continuity with our founding principles. Our long-standing companion TotalEnergies channels its skills into rising sustainable suggestions. This new, absolutely renewable fuel is testomony to our wholehearted dedication to CSR. In terms of sustainable pattern, we proceed to step as a lot as the bar, turning in our promise to play our fragment in sustainable mobility.”
Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO of TotalEnergies, said: “Our ambition is to be a valuable player in the power transition and to fetch to fetch zero carbon emissions by 2050, along with society. TotalEnergies is supporting its customers and partners of their evolutions, by thus applying its technique to motor sport: sustainable liquid fuels, electricity, batteries, hybridization, hydrogen… High quality biofuels fetch an undeniable fragment to play in helping the transport sector to carve its CO2 emissions straight. This 100% renewable fuel, which may well be made accessible in motor racing as soon as 2022, is a supreme illustration. As we’re changing valid into a gigantic energy company, the racing track is better than ever an start-air laboratory for TotalEnergies.”
Frédéric Lequien, FIA WEC & ELMS CEO, said: “This would perhaps perhaps be very encouraging that TotalEnergies is paving the reach for others and developing a 100% renewable fuel. I firmly bear in mind that the WEC and ELMS are the appropriate playground for TotalEnergies in show to trial its new progressive Excellium Racing 100 fuel. Patience racing is the last test for all boulevard-connected products and we’re happy that TotalEnergies has chosen our championships and Le Mans to motivate start this cutting-edge new advent.”
*This bioethanol or progressed ethanol is an agricultural by-product. It is fabricated from residues from the wine exchange, corresponding to wine lees and grape pomace. Following several steps (industrial fermentation, distillation then dehydration), this unsuitable is then blended with ETBE (Ethyl Tertio Butyl Ether), itself a byproduct fabricated from ethanol, and with several efficiency additives issued from the Excellium skills developed by TotalEnergies.