Motorsport innovation is now moving towards energy and environmental transition, with the “Excellium Racing 100” biofuel.
Until now mainly focused on performance, the fuels ofmust now deal with a new imperative: the and environmental. A constraint, but also a necessity in the context of violent criticism of the sector , a major source of pollution. While tests were already underway at the with the will to reach the In the coming years, announced a 100% renewable fuel introduced from the next in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), whose 2022, and in the European Le Mans Series (ELMS).
From agriculture and circular economy
Called “Excellium Racing 100”, the 100% renewable competition fuel offered by TotalEnergies will be designed on the basis of, made from wine residues such as wine lees or grape marc. from the French. After , and , the product is then mixed with an ethanol derivative, the (ethyl tertio butyl ether), made up of premieres also from the . This fuel is a real step forward compared to the “Excellium Endurance”, used for the 2021 edition of the and which only incorporated 10% advanced bioethanol.
Advancing the transport sector
should lead to an immediate reduction of at least 65% of from on track. It meets the requirements of manufacturers as well as the FIA regulations on renewable fuels. According to Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO of TotalEnergies, “ advanced biofuels undeniably have their part to play in advancing the transport sector by immediately reducing its CO emissions2. This 100% renewable fuel, made available to motorsport from 2022, is an illustration of this. ».