It is a small revolution in the world of motor racing. As always, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a true lab, is upfront by offering a fuel derived entirely from circular economy: Exclum Racing 100.
Pierre Villon, President of the Automobile Club de l’Oest, event organizer, explains, “We are passing a milestone in our shared commitment to reducing our environmental impact. Our number one goal is to reduce our carbon emissionsTo achieve this, we need everyone’s participation. We are proud to confirm our ambition to make 24 Hours a testing ground for mobility technologies.”
Developed by TotalEnergies, this biofuel derives its energy from recycling biomass left over from viticulture. It meets the requirements of the FIA, car manufacturers and the European Renewable Energy Directive (RED). The . extension will be allowed Reducing at least 65% of carbon dioxide emissions during its life cycle (According to the principles laid down in the European Directive RED II 2001/2018).
As a result of 10 months of research and development, Ixilium Racing 100 has been produced on a Bioethanol base mainly obtained from wine residues, through the process of fermentation, distillation and then drying of wine wine and grape marc. This base is then mixed with ETBE (Ethyl Tertio Butyl Ether), which itself is 100% renewable. Finally, a suite of performance additives derived from Ixylium technology complete this fuel formulation.
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