Mannheim, 20 September 2021 - "Jeder lobt was Nürburgring-erprobt." ("Everyone praises what has been tested on the Nürburgring.) That has been written in the historic paddock of the Nürburgring for decades and that is still implemented today. At the ADAC 1000 km race at the Nürburgring on 18 September 2021, the organiser's two pace cars and two historic racing cars (Porsche 911 RS and Ford Mustang from the 1970s) were powered by Super Eco 20 supplied by CropEnergies AG, Mannheim, and Mabanaft Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG, Hamburg. This high-performance fuel with 20 % renewable ethanol and 100 octane is climate-friendly and motorsport-proven. A first step towards CO2 reduction, which will be followed by others.
Henning Meyersrenken, organiser of the race, on the use of Super Eco 20: "Motorsport has always been a pioneer and is now a testing ground for technology-open, climate-friendly innovations. The Nürburgring is one of the best and fastest test laboratories in the world. Here, innovations are tested for their suitability under the toughest conditions. Super Eco 20 was successfully used by two racing teams during the race weekend."
Stephan Meeder, CEO of CropEnergies AG: "Our partner Four Motors has been demonstrating for years that climate protection and racing do not have to be a contradiction in terms. We are pleased that we can also contribute to making motor sport more environmentally friendly at the traditional 1,000 km race." Renewable ethanol reduces CO2 emissions by at least 70% compared to fossil fuel.
Sustainable, renewable products made from biomass – that is what CropEnergies stands for. Our products contribute to a climate-friendly world and ensure that fossil carbons remain in the ground permanently and do not continue to drive climate change.
Founded in Mannheim in 2006, the member of the Südzucker Group is the leading European producer of renewable ethanol. With a production capacity of 1.3 million m3 of ethanol per year, CropEnergies produces neutral alcohol as well as technical alcohol (ethanol) for a wide range of applications at locations in Germany, Belgium, the UK, and France: Sustainably produced ethanol as a petrol substitute is an answer to the future challenges of climate-friendly energy supply in the transport sector. Thanks to highly efficient production plants, our ethanol reduces CO2 emissions by an average of more than 70% across the entire value chain compared to fossil fuel. Our high-quality alcohol is also used in beverage production, cosmetics, pharmaceutical applications, for example as a basis for disinfectants, or as a raw material for innovative biochemicals.
Equally important are the resulting protein food and animal feed products as a sustainable regional alternative to emission-intensive protein imports from overseas, as well as biogenic carbon dioxide. It is used in beverage production, among other things, and will be a valuable raw material for a wide range of applications in transport and industry in the future. Thus, all raw material components are utilised in our circular economy.
CropEnergies AG (ISIN DE000A0LAUP1) is listed on the regulated market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.