TotalEnergies launches a 100% certified* sustainable fuel for the 2022 FIA WEC and European Le Mans Series
With the production and usage of energy representing 70% of greenhouse gas emissions, it is crucial that major energy companies reinvent themselves through renewables and/or low-carbon energy sources. In its determination to become carbon neutral by 2050, TotalEnergies is doing everything possible to achieve that goal, harnessing its pioneering spirit and faith in innovation.
“Supplying energy means innovating to be part of this progress. Anticipating these changes is what makes a responsible player in the world of energy.”
Competition is a test lab for mobility performance, committed to meeting the challenge of tomorrow: equally high-performing fuel that is also responsible and reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
With the development of Excellium Endurance in 2018, TotalEnergies marked its determination to innovate in line with its ambitions. Excellium Endurance racing fuel is composed of 85% standard hydrocarbons (fossil-based), but also contains 10% ethanol from renewable sources and 5% biohydrocarbons. And after several months of research and testing, TotalEnergies research engineers have created a formula that no longer contains a single drop of petrol: EXCELLIUM RACING 100.
Excellium Racing 100 emerged from this drive to combine performance and efficiency. This fuel from 100% certified* sustainable fuel sources will make its debut in March 2022, in the season opener of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), the 1,000 Miles of Sebring. Designed and manufactured by TotalEnergies, Excellium Racing 100 is made from bioethanol, itself produced from waste from French vineyards.
Due to its 100% natural origin, Excellium Racing 100 will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cars on the track by at least 65%**.
Excellium Racing 100 is a true innovation made possible by our engineers’ expertise, and ties into the common values that the company shares with the FIA, namely safety, hybridisation, reduced consumption, low-carbon mobility, etc. As partner and official fuel supplier to the ACO (Automobile Club de l’Ouest), TotalEnergies is again proving its pioneering spirit and quest for performance.
This new fuel, approved by all our stakeholders thanks to the testing phases and discussions with constructors and legislators (FIA, ACO), will be supplied to all competitors in the FIA WEC, including for the 24 Hours of Le Mans and European Le Mans Series.
*Excellium Racing 100 is a certified 100% sustainable product according to the mass balance system applied by a voluntary certification organisation approved by the European Union.
**In line with the methodology provided by the European RED II directive (2018/2001), Excellium Racing 100 can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 65% compared to its fossil equivalent.