At the Feyzin refinery in southeastern France, a new kind of biofuel is produced from grape marc or lees. These are distilled, dehydrated and mixed with an ethanol derivative and other additives to improve the performance of the final product.
The challenge is significant, as this biofuel, called “Excellium Racing 100”, will be used to power the race cars that will take to the track at the Le Mans 24 Hours race in June 2022.
Total Energies has taken the initiative and can now showcase its “green” ambitions. The biofuel will enable the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) to run its cars while reducing CO2 emissions by 65%.
Motor racing is a field of experimentation for the mobility industry. Innovations on the racetrack are translated into solutions for everyday travel.
Inaugurated in 1923, the 24 Hours of Le Mans circuit is now looking to the future.
Source : Vitisphère