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67% of emissions cut by Mercedes F1 logistics

07 November 2023/Categories: Industry News, Logistics & Supply Chain, Net-Zero

Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team and Title and Technical partner PETRONAS and logistics partners have saved 339 tCO2e reducing 67% of emissions from race and hospitality trucks.

This has been possible through HVO100 biofuel use over the course of the 2023 Formular One European season.

The team exceeded their initial 60% targets with trucks travelling 386,000km, from a total distance of 460,000 km, 35% of all generator fuel used was HVO100.

The emissions reduction achieved by the fleet of trucks was 307 tCO2e, with the generators totalling 32 tCO2e emissions reduction. Undertaking this initiative across many European countries, with supply levels fluctuating in certain geographies, added to the complexity of the project.

Alice Ashpitel, Head of Sustainability at the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team said: “We are delighted to achieve such a positive set of results and reduce our freight and generator emissions significantly over this season’s European races. The use of biofuels is one of our key pioneering initiatives as part of our overarching sustainability strategy for achieving Net Zero for our Race Team Controlled emissions by 2030.

“We had to overcome complex logistical hurdles on this project. To achieve such a significant reduction in freight and generator emissions demonstrates the strong collaboration between the team, PETRONAS and our logistics partners. This project marks a significant step forward and a strong proof point supporting the wider adoption of HVO100 across sport, entertainment, and logistics industries.”

Toto Wolff, Team Principal and CEO of the Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team said: “Formula One is the most well-known global sport in the world, so it is vital we can use our platform to pioneer change. We can no longer compromise on the impact we have on our planet, and we need to adapt to reduce our emissions.

“We are a team of innovators and have an ambition to be the world’s most sustainable sports team. Results like this show we are on the right track to achieving that milestone with sustainable fuels central to the team’s strategy to achieve Net Zero.

This was a very complex project, and we extend our thanks to our Title and Technical Partner PETRONAS, and our logistical partners, who have worked so hard to deliver the results of this challenging yet rewarding project.”




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