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The 2022 British Motor Show will be “the greenest event of its kind” thanks to the use of sustainable fuels.
Organizers have partnered with Coryton Advanced Fuels to ensure that all vehicles at the show will run on advanced biofuels made from agricultural waste.
As much of the auto industry continues to phase out combustion engines and shift to electrified transportation, the use of sustainable fuels has grown in popularity in recent years.
These fuels, also known as synthetics or eFuels, are essentially no different in their basic composition from diesel or gasoline derived from crude oil. However, they are produced from renewable sources, so their emissions are carbon neutral.
The other advantage is that they can be used in existing combustion engine cars without any adaptations necessary.
Coryton’s ‘Sustain’ brand will be the official fuel partner for this year’s British Motor Show and will supply all the petrol and diesel used at the event, including everything from passenger shuttles to vehicles used in the live trials .
British Motor Show CEO Andy Entwistle said: “While electric is an option for more motorists than ever, many of us want to make a difference now.
“The beauty of Coryton’s solution is that while the fuel emits carbon, it only emits what it takes out of the atmosphere during the refining process, thus neutralizing the overall carbon production.
“By using it in our own vehicles, we want to create a spectacle with minimal carbon emissions and show that combustion engine cars can be environmentally friendly right now, especially for those who cherish their classic cars or who can’t afford a new EV yet.”
Andrew Willson, CEO of Coryton, added: “As a company, we are committed to creating world-class sustainable fuels, raising the profile of these options and helping people understand the impact they could have on reducing carbon emissions in the immediate future.
In addition to the partnership with Coryton, the British Motor Show announces that it will offset the carbon footprint of visitors and promote advanced fuels and electric vehicles to spectators.
The event takes place August 18-21 at Farnborough International.