To make a real impact on reducing the greenhouse gas emissions from motorsport, carbon reducing technology must be universally available to as many classes as possible, and sustainable fuels offer an opportunity to achieve just that.
At Coryton, we’ve developed a range of conventional and high-octane fuels with high renewable content. These fuels enable existing engines to perform as well as with fossil fuels but with much improved GHG credentials whilst being available in volume.
We believe that motorsport has a significant opportunity to:
- Take a leading role in the development of sustainable fuels
- Be proactive, vocal and educational in the promotion of these fuels
- Illustrate that there will be a variety of propulsion systems that will drive the future
- Make a significant contribution to global GHG reduction
As a business, we wanted to delve deeper into how a major European touring car championship was keen to explore the opportunities for sustainable fuels. The initial focus was on e-fuels, but it quickly became apparent that these were not available in sufficient quantities or specifications for this high-performance formula.
Instead, we developed a second-generation bio-gasoline derived from agricultural waste that conformed to Article 252, Appendix J of the FIA’s technical regulations. Here is a more in depth look into the work undertaken by Coryton in partnership with a manufacturer to develop and demonstrate this fuel.