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Formula One Aims To Be Carbon Neutral By 2030

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Formula One has announced that they intend to become carbon neutral by 2030 – by eliminating the carbon footprint of activity at race tracks – with a goal of becoming sustainable by 2025, through the elimination of single-use plastics and ensuring all waste is reused, recycled or composted.

Beginning in the 2021 racing season, new rules will require that all fuel used in F1 has a biofuel content of at least 10%.

The current F1 turbo hybrid power-units have a thermal efficiency [the percentage of fuel energy that is converted into power] of 50%, whereas a typical road-car with a gasoline engine is approximately 30%. The current engines will continue to be used until at least the end of 2025.

F1 has calculated the sport’s total carbon emissions in 2018 as 256,551 tons [sans fans’ transportation], broken down thusly:

◾Logistics (road, air and sea freight) 45%
◾Personnel travel 27.7%
◾Factories and facilities 19.3%
◾Events 7.3%
◾Total F1 car emissions including all race and test mileage: 0.7%

F1 says all current teams have signed up to achieve the goal of the project.

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