Singapore Formula 1 (F1) aims to halve its energy emissions from the annual event by 2028 through reducing energy, increasing the use of renewable-energy resources, and utilising Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) for unavoidable emissions.
In a statement on September 8, Singapore Grand Prix (GP) said it will use hydro-treated vegetable oil (HVO) in half of the event’s power generators by 2025, and 100% by 2028. The feasibility trial to substitute diesel with renewable fuels such as HVO starts this year, it added. Singapore GP expects the initiative to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by up to 52% when fully implemented.
The company intends to continue utilising RECs to offset remaining unavoidable emissions after its move to purchase RECs to cover 85% of its electricity consumption in the Circuit Park in 2022.
Its upcoming F1 race from September 15 to 17 will feature roll-out container toilets with enhanced water efficiency. It is estimated to save about 129,600 litres of water over the three-day race weekend.
Used cooking oil will also be collected during this year’s event. This initiative recycled 8,105 kg of cooking oil into biodiesel over the last five editions of the race and reduced 4,000 kg of CO2 in 2022 alone. It will continue to promote sustainable practices, such as utilising public transportation, and put up convenient water points to encourage people to bring their own reusable bottles. All of its external vendors and contracts will also be required to pledge towards its environmental, social and governance commitments by 2025.