Toyota tests synthetic fuels in motorsport

Toyota tests synthetic fuels in motorsport-tests

The Japanese automotive company Toyota miles together with other partners in the manufacture, transport and use of alternative fuels for internal combustion engines to become more sustainable. The technologies still in development are tested as part of races and motorsport events.

In order to reduce CO2 emissions in the transport sector, the electrification of the vehicle palette alone is not enough, so the manufacturer in a current message. Toyota is therefore working with the two-wheeler manufacturers Kawasaki and Yamaha as well as the Mazda and Subaru automotive brand and alternatives for classic internal combustion engines and tests them in motorsport. These include, above all, synthetic fuels: After Mazda has already tested a diesel 100 percent gained from biomass, Toyota and Subaru also want to start with vehicles in Japanese Super Taaxyu Series next year, including CO2 neutral, biomass derived from biomass Use fuel. Joint competition in racing should accelerate the technological development.

Hydrogen engines could also be a possibility: Toyota has such a engine, which is operated with hydrogen instead of gasoline and thereby no CO2 emissions, has already been successfully tested in the framework of the 24-hour race of Fuji. For use in motorsports were and performance and torque are successively improved. In parallel, Kawasaki and the Yamaha involved in the development of the Toyota Motor examine the use of a hydrogen engine in motorcycles – other two-wheeler manufacturers such as Honda and Suzuki could join this research initiative.

An important role, however, plays that production and transport of hydrogen must be “green”, so without the consumption of fossil energies. Toyota works here with partners and local communities such as Fukuoka City. The city, which is located in the same name, produces hydrogen using the biogas produced in wastewater treatment, which should not cause additional emissions.

Since a quick refueling is crucial in motorsport, Toyota has increased the pump pressure: This allows racing cars to fill with hydrogen in not even two minutes – an example of how improvements in motorsport could also have a positive effect on normal road traffic.

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2 thoughts on “Toyota tests synthetic fuels in motorsport”

  1. Many ways lead to climate neutrality. We will see who wins which share or if an all can exhaust. The race is still open, as many rounds are still to drive. Since Toyota has not yet noticed excessive investment in e-mobility, alternative fuels may invest more. Often Toyota is accused of sleepy with e-mobility. I think that’s too easy. They also have clever people and alternate with VW as a world’s largest automaker. This position will hardly give you lightly.

  2. Unfortunately, so-called solves. “Bio” gas is not our environmental problems. May be that this is a good thing for niches like motorsport.

    Or synthetic kerosene for long-haul flights. Or just hydrogen for idustrial processes.

    I see some application possibilities. At the automobile rather not. Here the use of battery technology seems to me more suitable.

    It is already available. Here in Switzerland, a nearly exponential increase in pure BEV sales is observed. And that despite lack of subsidies.


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