French Formula 4 championship teams with Repsol on biofuel for racing

June 8, 2022 |

In France, the French Championship is becoming the first single-seater competition to use biofuel using 100% renewable components for the entire season.

Earlier this season, the German Formula 4 Championship also introduced environmentally friendly fuels with an innovative Shell fuel containing roughly 50% sustainable components.

With a view to leading French motor sport towards carbon neutrality by 2050, the FFSA and its federal training center in Le Mans are breaking new ground through a technical and commercial agreement with Repsol. The FFSA and the FFM (French Motorcycle Federation), in partnership with the Ministry of Sports, will present the first “Environmental Barometer” of motor sports in the second half of 2022. 

The agreement reached provides for the use of 30,000 liters of biofuel developed and refined at Repsol’s technological laboratory in Móstoles (Madrid), Spain. This biofuel, derived from waste and produced by the multi-energy company, meets the sustainability criteria established in the European Renewable Energy Directive (RED), as well as the parameters of the “Advanced Sustainable Fuel” specification established by the International Automobile Federation (FIA). A biofuel formulated to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 70% compared to fossil fuels.

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