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SulNOx to clean up motorsport with decarbonising additives

Greentech company SulNOx Group PLC has revealed ambitious plans to help clean up motorsport, through a partnership with the Legends Cars National Championship for the 2022 season. The deal will see all the cars lining up on the grid for the Legends series, which kicks off in April at Oulton Park in Cheshire, using SulNOx fuel conditioners to reduce the vehicles’ impact on the environment.

Cars in the Legends Cars National Championship to use SulNOx fuel conditioners to reduce the vehicles’ impact on the environment and decarbonise motorsport.

In addition to all cars on the grid utilising SulNOx, Legends Cars mainstay Rickie Leggatt will pilot a SulNOx liveried car during the coming season.

SulNOx Group specialises in providing responsible solutions towards the decarbonisation of liquid hydrocarbon fuels. Its fuel additives reduce the production of harmful, environmentally damaging emissions including CO2.

A sustainable future

Dr Dan Clarke, global head of science and technology at SulNOx Group, said: “We are extremely happy to partner with the Legends Cars National Championship to help make their series of motorsport more environmentally friendly. SulNOx Group PLC is committed to the decarbonisation of fossil fuels and this is a big statement that motorsport is equally committed to a more sustainable, greener future.”

Created from natural, biodegradable ingredients, SulNOx additives emulsify water and increase lubricity and oxygen, therefore making fuel burn cleanly and more efficiently. In essence, using SulNOx means a more complete burn of the fuel, converting current waste particulate matter into useful energy while lowering emissions.

Most ‘traditional’ fuel additives are made from waste distillates and solvents, which gives false efficiency. SulNOx benefits from added detergents and surfactants, which help to condition the engine and other components and keep them in prime working order – hugely important in racing.

A race to decarbonise

Phil Cooper, the Championship owner, said: “Environmental concerns have never been greater or more in the spotlight, so this agreement with SulNOx is an important step forward for the Legends Cars National Championship as we look to achieve a greener and more sustainable future. The SulNOx products are very impressive, and the business is at the forefront of green technologies.

“We’re delighted to welcome SulNOx to the Legends Cars National Championship and very much looking forward to working with the company. This is the right time for us to embrace and to also try and lead moves to a cleaner, greener future while ensuring the Legends continue to deliver the same incredible racing.”

Ben Richardson, chief executive at SulNOx Group, said: “This is our first foray into motorsport, and we are very excited about it. Our products have a huge potential to significantly reduce the environmental impact of the sport, and we hope other parts of the motor racing industry will sit up and take notice.”

The opening round of the 2022 Legends Cars National Championship season will take place on Saturday, 2 April, at Oulton Park in Cheshire. The 45-race campaign will conclude at Brands Hatch in Kent over the weekend of 5/6 November.

The role of additives in the decarbonisation of transport was considered in an analysis feature in our February issue which you can read here.