Formula One is testing sustainable fuel made from biowaste

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The FIA, motorsports’ governing body, held its 2020 Annual General Assembly online due to the coronavirus pandemic. And while many things slowed down last year, Formula One (F1) sustainability planning hasn’t. Several exciting announcements were delivered, including an approved environmental strategy plan to become carbon neutral this year (ahead of being net-zero by 2030), and developing a 100% sustainable fuel – which has already been delivered to the championship’s engine manufacturers for testing and approval.

F1’s managing director of motorsports, Ross Brawn, said: “Formula One has long served as a platform for introducing the next generation advancements in the automotive world. We are delighted by the momentum on sustainable fuels, which perfectly aligns with our plan to be net-zero carbon as a sport by 2030.

Our top sustainability priority now is building a roadmap for the hybrid engine that reduces emissions and has a real-world benefit for road cars. We believe we have the opportunity to do that with a next-generation engine that combines hybrid technology with sustainable fuels.” Read more…

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