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To raise environmental awareness the new electric off-road racing series Extreme E selects GreenD+ as a supplier

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Green Biofuels, the UK’s leading provider of low emission, high performance paraffinic fuel, GREEND+ HVO has become a supplier to the new electric off-road racing series Extreme E, providing its renewable diesel alternative to the championship. 

 

GREEND+ HVO will be used to provide utility power to selected paddock areas, which contributes to Extreme E’s strategy of demonstrating a portfolio of solutions which reduce the racing series’ overall carbon footprint, and showcasing green technologies which have potential applications in the wider world.

Independent tests at the Millbrook specialist vehicle testing facility have shown that compared to standard diesel emissions,
GREEND+ has up to an 85% reduction in particulates, and up to a 30% reduction in Nitrogen Oxides, thanks to a special additive not found in any other HVO fuel. This means that emissions contributing to climate change are reduced, as well as pollution affecting the local air quality. Great emissions savings.

 

Extreme E’s mission is to demonstrate that car racing and events can be environmentally friendly, and bring attention to the environmental crisis by hosting electric car racing in remote locations around the world that have been detrimentally impacted by climate change, all while achieving carbon net-zero by the end of its first season. 

 

Green Biofuels is supplying Extreme E with 30,000 litres of GREEND+ HVO to use in generators, which will make an emissions savings of 82 metric tonnes of CO2e, equivalent to 17 single flights to Sydney, 86 metric tonnes reduction in Nox and a halving of numbers of particular matter.  

 

For comparison, in 2018, Formula 1 calculated the total carbon emissions of the sport as 256,551 tonnes, not including fans' transport to races, comprising: 

  • 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%

 

William Tebbit, CEO of Green Biofuels, said: 

 

“I am delighted that GREEND+ HVO can play its part in Extreme E’s goal to be a climate positive series. Air pollution and clean air is an aspect of the environmental crisis we face that does not get its due attention. It is great that Extreme E is demonstrating you can do something about it with immediate impact. Using GREEND+ HVO will improve air quality for those at the races and the surrounding area, as well as keeping the Green House Gas emissions of the races as low as possible too. We believe all organisers of events should be taking action now to reduce Green House Gases and improving air quality by switching to GREEND+ HVO.”

 

Alejandro Agag, Founder and CEO at Extreme E, added: 

 

“We are really pleased to be using GREEND+ HVO to power the Extreme E paddock at our race events. We aim to be a climate positive series which removes more carbon than it produces, so it is important we review every aspect of our series to reduce our carbon footprint. Many events around the world use diesel generators, but we are committed to using a fuel that has a much lesser impact on the environment .”

 

About Extreme E: 

 

Please visit the Extreme E media centre to access images, videos and press releases: https://www.extreme-e.com/en/mediacentre 

 

Extreme E is a radical new racing series, which will see electric SUVs competing in extreme environments around the world which have already been damaged or affected by climate and environmental issues. The five-race global voyage highlights the impact of climate change and human interference in some of the world’s most remote locations and promotes the adoption of electric vehicles in the quest for a lower carbon future for the planet.  

 

To minimise local impact, Extreme E races will not be open to spectators, with fans instead invited to follow the action through live TV broadcast, and on social media. 

 

The St. Helena, a former passenger cargo ship, has undergone a multi-million Euro refit to minimise emissions and transform her into Extreme E’s operations hub. The ship will be used to transport the championship’s freight and infrastructure, including vehicles, to the nearest port, minimising Extreme E’s footprint, as well as being used to facilitate scientific research through its on-board laboratory.

 

Season 1 Calendar: 

 

Desert X Prix: Al Ula, Saudi Arabia
20-21 March 2021
Ocean X Prix: Lac Rose, Senegal 
29-30 May 2021
Arctic X Prix: Kangerlussusaq, Greenland 
28-29 August 2021
Amazon X Prix: Para, Brazil 
23-24 October 2021
Glacier X Prix: Patagonia, Argentina  
11-12 December 2021

 

About Green Biofuels:

Green Biofuels provides the bridging technology essential to help the transition to a greener and more renewably fuelled world. While new technologies and further advanced fuels are in development, Green Biofuels responds to the need for alternatives to standard fossil diesel fuels now. 

 

The company supplies its own brand of low emission and GHG saving fuels to customers using diesel consuming engines.  GREEND+ HVO is the lowest emission diesel replacement fuel available in the UK. Green Biofuels’ products include completely renewable diesel alternatives made from vegetable and/or animal fats and oils.

 

Independent tests at the Millbrook specialist vehicle testing facility have shown that compared to standard diesel emissions, GREEND+ HVO has up to an 85% reduction in particulates, and up to a 30% reduction in Nitrogen Oxides, thanks to a special additive not found in any other HVO fuel. This means that emissions contributing to climate change are reduced, as well as pollution affecting the local air quality. 

 

Using Green Biofuels’ products does not require any modification to engines. There is no need for costly upgrades to machinery, it can be filled into the tank and used just like diesel fuel.

 

The company’s aim is to encourage businesses who use diesel engines to look at adopting an environmentally friendly and commercially viable alternative to standard diesel fuels as an urgent interim solution to reducing emissions and GHG.