EODev generators back at the Australian F1 Grand Prix

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EODev generators back at the Australian F1 Grand Prix

Through its customer Blue Diamond Machinery, the French manufacturer will once again power the fan zone with zero emissions. Last year, its technology saved two tonnes of CO2 during GP week.

After a first deployment in 2023, hydrogen generators of EODev are back at the Australian F1 Grand Prix in Melbourne. This information can be found on the GP website. The organisers point out that this is the only event of its kind to use this type of equipment in Australia.

There will be twice as many GEH2 generators deployed on the Albert Park circuit, in two zones. The promoters point out that these hydrogen generators only emit water vapour. In addition, the Melbourne GP will use a hybrid generator and two battery mass storage units. At the Albert Park site, all the electricity will come from 100% renewable sources such as hydroelectricity, wind, solar and waste.

The track will still use diesel (with up to 5% FAME* biodiesel) to power the remaining generators throughout the event. The large screens and an artery will be powered by hybrid energy production, battery storage and solar lighting towers.

A technology in line with the F1 strategy

“The renewable energy transition at events is a key focus for Formula 1 as we continue towards our Net Zero by 2030 target. It is fantastic to see the team at the Australian Grand Prix taking action across the race weekend and more broadly seeing our promoters embrace renewable energy across their operations,” commented Head of Environment, Social and Governance at F1, Ellen Jones.

EODev has already deployed its generators at the French Grand Prix at Le Castellet and at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

*FAME/EMAG, a fatty acid methyl ester-based biodiesel that can be produced from a variety of sources including rapeseed, plants and used cooking oil.

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Article written by Laurent Meillaud and translated by Mariem Ben Tili

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Laurent Meillaud

Freelance automotive journalist and consultant, author as well, focused on technologies and new trends for more than 30 years, convinced that hydrogen is one of the energies for the future.

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