Mercedes F1 team says switch to biofuel cut its freight emissions cut by 92%
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Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team has announced it is targeting over 60% emissions reduction and 200TCO2 saved through biofuel use in its freight vehicles for F1’s European season.
The move follows a trial in 2022 which saw an 89% reduction in CO2 freight emissions.
Over nine races across Europe this year, the team’s Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks, which transport all the freight required for each race, will refuel with HVO100, a second-generation biofuel.
From their departure points in the UK and Germany to arriving in Imola and then travelling through Europe, each truck will cover between 9,000 to 10,000 kms, which aim to be fully powered by HVO100. This, says Mercedes F1, shall reduce the emissions for each kilometre covered by 89%.
Mercedes F1 has also declared its ambition of achieving over 60% emissions reduction and 200 tonnes of CO2 saved at this stage, with full analysis on the final carbon emissions savings and the success of the project to be published at the end of the season.
The team’s base generators, used to power engineering trucks once they are set up in the Formula One paddock, will also be biofuel powered and served by a dedicated PETRONAS-branded tanker truck from mid-season onwards.