This season, DHL and Formula 1 are taking sustainable logistics to new heights. DHL is introducing 18 new trucks to its fleet running on biofuel, supporting their goal of becoming Carbon Net Zero by 2030.
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The new trucks will be delivering at all European Formula 1 races this season, running on HVO100 drop-in fuel. By doing so, our biofuel-powered trucks will have reduced carbon emissions by 83% in total when compared to standard fuels.
Biofuels are liquid fuels produced from renewable biological sources, including plants and algae. Biofuels offer a solution to one of the challenges of solar, wind, and other alternative energy sources.
DHL uses HVO100 drop-in fuel for running the new trucks. Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) is made from renewable bio-based feedstock, which is obtained from wasted oils and fats residues, for example, used cooking oil.
- Introduced remote broadcasting operations leading to a reduction in travelling freight.
- Redesigned freight containers that enable more efficient aircraft to be used.
- Reduction in single-use plastic across events.
- Recruitment of sustainability specialists and improve internal infrastructure to ensure progress.
- Delivering more events using alternative energy sources like solar panels, green tariffs, and biofuels.
Formula 1 is also working to develop a 100% sustainable fuel ahead of 2026, in line with the introduction of the next generation of hybrid engine, which all F1 cars will use from the 2026 season.
The introduction of sustainable fuels for F1 cars will make a contribution to the sport’s goal of achieving Net Zero by 2030 and the fuel will be designed with ‘drop-in’ capabilities for real-world use, with huge potential to decarbonize the wider automotive sector. Find out more on Formula 1’s sustainable fuel in the video here.