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NTT IndyCar Series to Introduce Fully Renewable Race Fuel in 2023

ShellTHE SHOP and the NTT IndyCar Series will be introducing a 100% renewable race fuel for the 2023 season, the organizations announced. Shell will also serve as the official fuel, motor oil and lubricant sponsor of the NTT IndyCar Series.

Beginning in 2023, Shell will produce a new race fuel for the NTT IndyCar Series, which consists of a blend of second-generation ethanol derived from sugarcane waste and other biofuels, to create a fuel that is 100% comprised of feedstocks categorized as “renewable.”

The renewable fuel will make the series the first United States-based motorsports series to use 100% renewable race fuel and enables at least 60% greenhouse gas emissions reduction compared to fossil-based gasoline, the company said.

“This race fuel development for IndyCar is a great example of how fuels technology is pivotal in helping decarbonize the sport. Today’s development takes us one step closer to that goal,” said Dr. Selda Gunsel, president of Shell Global Solutions.

“Motorsports has always been at the forefront of innovation and technology, and today INDYCAR is furthering this tradition in a very important and transformational way,” said Mark Miles, president and CEO of Penske Entertainment Corp. “We are proud to become a leader in sustainability and decarbonization as we work towards becoming the first US motorsport series to run on renewable fuel. With industry leading organizations like Shell and Penske sharing the same ambition for a cleaner energy future, remarkable progress can be made.”

A.J. Hecht

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