Here at FIBA Technologies we’re big fans of Formula 1 Racing. It’s a huge global sport but it faces a challenge in developing a sustainable future. That’s why we were excited to read H2 View’s article on the drive within F1 to reduce emissions, with hydrogen very much being a part of that future plan. See the full story here Hydrogen driving motorsports towards sustainability | Mobility | H2 View (h2-view.com)
While FIBA makes high pressure gas vessels for refuelling road vehicles around the world, we don’t think we have yet seen our products used in the fuelling of an F1 car. But that might be about to change thanks to the efforts of F1’s governing body, the Federation Internationale de I’Automobile (FIA).
As H2 View’s Edward Laity says, F1 is now worth a huge $5.11 billion and is set to continue to grow as the sport conquers yet more territories. And renewable fuels will underpin its future.
F1 has had a Net Zero Carbon initiative for some years, focussing on reducing its considerable annual CO2 emissions – said to be up to 250,000 tonnes in some years.
Following the success of the electric off-road racing competition, known as Extreme E, there are plans to launch a hydrogen-powered racing world championship, to be called Extreme H. This is where the hydrogen comes in as it is planned that the Extreme H races will be recognised as an FIA Championship.
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