Exploring The Role of Sustainable Fuels in a Hydrogen Economy
As one of the world’s leading authorities on sustainable fuels launches SUSTAIN Racing – off-the-shelf and bespoke sustainable fuels for motorsports, Hydrogen Industry Leaders look at sustainable fuel and how motorsport can lead the way for emission-busting technologies. 

While we push for a hydrogen economy and a low-carbon energy future, it is essential the sector doesn’t underestimate the impact sustainable fuels can have on the climate from today as we look towards 2050 climate targets.  

Following years of research and development work, Coryton has launched SUSTAIN Racing, a new sustainable fuel range dedicated to the motorsport sector. SUSTAIN Racing will provide the industry with access to a range of off-the-shelf sustainable fuels and the opportunity to create bespoke blends using Coryton’s extensive expertise in this field.

Offering the potential for significant CO2 emissions savings when compared to traditional fossil fuels, SUSTAIN Racing products are set to make a considerable impact on the industry’s net zero initiatives and are already proving popular with some of the major racing players.

Emission Savings Should Be Taken Seriously

The move follows a string of successes in the motorsport sector celebrated by Coryton, as its fuels continue to prove their performance for partner Prodrive in races such as Dakar 2022 and the recent FIA World Rally Raid Championships. It also cements the fuel specialist’s position as one of the leading driving forces for sustainable racing, having invested more than a decade to advancing sustainable solutions for this sector.

David Richardson, Business Development Director at Coryton, told Hydrogen Industry Leaders: “We’ve worked with the industry for many years and see that sustainable fuel has a huge role to play in the future of motorsports and motoring in general. The ICE engine is going to be here for many years to come, so it makes sense to do what we can now to reduce the carbon emissions from those vehicles. 

Innovations in Motorsport Often Transcends Into The Commerical Sector

Continuing, he said: With the work we’re doing with teams such as Prodrive and Bremotion, as well as others behind the scenes, and with F1 moving to 100% sustainable fuel from 2026, the world is watching. That’s why it’s vital that sustainable fuels are backed up by expertise and rigorous testing. We need these fuels to demonstrate that they can perform as well – if not better – than fossil fuels.”

 Our second place in Dakar 2022 showed how there need be no drop in performance with SUSTAIN Racing and we’re going for gold in 2023. If four cars can save 85 tonnes of carbon by using our fuels

 The company uses second-generation biofuel derived from agricultural waste to create the fuels and efuels created using CO2 captured directly from the atmosphere. Coryton has the most advanced dedicated specialist fuels blending facility in Europe, creating over 4,000 unique blends each year for manufacturers such as Mercedes, Volkswagen, Volvo, Renault and Jaguar.

As the leading supplier of bespoke fuels, Coryton’s team of experts tailor make over 4,000 unique blends each year. It provides fuel for everything from race cars to jet engines, creating a range of pioneering products to globally recognised standards.