The 85th Le Mans 24-hour endurance race on June 17, 2017 in Le Mans, western France. Photo: AFP The 85th Le Mans 24-hour endurance race on June 17, 2017 in Le Mans, western France. Photo: AFP
The 85th Le Mans 24-hour endurance race on June 17, 2017 in Le Mans, western France. Photo: AFP

At Le Mans in 2022, wine dregs will power endurance race cars as automakers embrace biofuel to curb emissions in motor sports

  • Advanced ethanol fuel, a 100 per cent renewable fuel developed by TotalEnergies, is made in part with residues from wine lees and grape pomace
  • The fuel cuts the racing cars’ carbon emissions by at least 65 per cent, through blending wine residue with an ethanol by-product

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The 85th Le Mans 24-hour endurance race on June 17, 2017 in Le Mans, western France. Photo: AFP The 85th Le Mans 24-hour endurance race on June 17, 2017 in Le Mans, western France. Photo: AFP
The 85th Le Mans 24-hour endurance race on June 17, 2017 in Le Mans, western France. Photo: AFP
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