Singapore F1 Generators Powered By Used Cooking Oil

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Singaporean producer of biodiesel from Used Cooking Oil (UCO), Alpha Biofuels, is once again involved in powering up generators for the Singapore Formula One night race with its unique blend of locally-sourced clean energy.

This time, six generators located on the Padang, in front of the city-states National Gallery, will provide an estimated 20,000 litres of B100 – 100% biodiesel from UCO – to fuel up the many food kiosks on site, as well as the equipment on the Padang Stage for the acts performing on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday including Robbie Williams and the Kings of Leon.

Jack Ling, Chief Operating Officer at Alpha Biofuels said that they will continue to collect UCO from 20 plus “pop up” F&B kiosks throughout the entire F1 circuit during this year’s event.

“We understand this is the only race in the world where biodiesel running the event’s generators is refined from UCO generated by the F1’s food stalls.”

He points out that the B100 made from locally sourced UCO is five times less emissions-intensive than diesel derived from fossil fuels. It has a life cycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emission rating of 14.9, compared to “normal diesel” which is 89.

“International studies show that biodiesel produced from UCO or other waste fat could reduce CO2 emissions by as much as 85% and we believe we are able to achieve that in Singapore”, Mr Ling explained.”

In 2022, home-grown Alpha Biofuels was contracted to provide clean and green biodiesel for just one of the 136 diesel generators required to power up F1 facilities and services, as one of the Sustainability Initiatives being introduced for the first time by Singapore GP and Singapore Tourism Board.

Singaporean founder and CEO of Alpha Biofuels, Allan Lim says his company, which has operated since 2004, has scaled up to be able to provide much more of the clean energy needed for the power-hungry event.

Alpha Biofuels has achieved the highest possible global verified standard for genuine green fuel issued by International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC), after a third-party audit by Bureau Veritas.