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F1 | Formula 1 announces plan to run a 100% fully hybrid engine as part of its goal to become Net Zero Carbon by 2030

Formula 1 has announced that the next generation of Grand Prix cars will be run on 100% sustainable fuels, as the sport hopes to achieve its goal of being Net Zero Carbon by the year 2030.

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F1 | Formula 1 announces plan to run a 100% fully hybrid engine as part of its goal to become Net Zero Carbon by 2030
Fuente imagen: Hasan Bratic-Motorlat

Formula 1 has unveiled plans for a new 100% fully hybrid engine that will be run entirely on sustainable fuels.

With Formula 1 switching to the new E10 fuel that will contain 90% fossil fuels and 10% ethanol for the 2022 season, the championship has already engaged in discussions with fuel companies on how to create the quantities needed to supply the series, as well as scaling up production so the new sustainable fuel can be used on road cars and other vehicles that carry an internal combustion engine.

The new fuel, known as 'drop-in fuel', will be created in a laboratory using a mixture of carbon capture scheme, municipal waste and non-food biomass, with the new fuel achieving a 65% saving of greenhouse gas emissions compared to fossil fuels.

The fuel will also match the energy density of its predecessor, ensuring that the drop-in fuel will not slow down the next generation of Formula 1 cars. 

Formula 1 believes that the drop-in fuel will help kick start the development of sustainable fuels, as the planet looks to cut emissions caused by greenhouse gasses.

"It's estimated that there will be 1.8 billion cars on the road by 2030, with only 8% of those pure Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) – while internal combustion engines will continue to be essential to air and sea travel, as well as to the haulage industry."

"By spearheading the development of 100% advanced sustainable drop-in fuels, Formula 1 can play its part in making an enormous impact on the global transport sectors' greenhouse gas emissions."

As part of Formula 1's plan to become Net Zero Carbon, the sport's will ensure that all of its events are sustainable with single-use plastics being banned and all waste reused, composted or recycled, whilst fans will be given initiatives to travel to the circuit in a more environmentally-friendly way. 

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