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Driving change with energy innovation at the Grand Prix™

Friday, 15 March 2024

The Australian Grand Prix Corporation’s commitment to becoming leaders in sustainable major events will see targeted areas of the FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX 2024 powered by zero emission technology.

Supporting climate initiatives set by both Formula 1® and the Victorian Government, the FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX 2024 is the only major event in Australia currently utilising EODev GEH2 hydrogen-fueled generators to power General Admission fan areas.

Two ovals within Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit will be powered using the EODev GEH2 hydrogen-fuelled generators from Blue Diamond Machinery and Toyota Australia. This new advanced technology offers zero-emissions direct replacement for diesel generators that is silent, emitting only water and vapor.


First used during the FORMULA 1 ROLEX AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX 2023, the technology saved approximately two tonnes of CO2 from being released over the four-day event when compared to traditional diesel generators. By doubling the number of hydrogen generators and with the addition of a hybrid generator and two mass battery storage units the event is set to reduce emissions even further in 2024.

Across the Albert Park site all grid supplied electricity will be powered by 100% Accredited Green Power, from renewable sources such as hydro, wind, solar and waste. A 5% FAME Biodiesel blend will be used to fuel the remaining generators throughout the event, while superscreens and patron thoroughfare at Gate 9 will be powered hybrid energy generation, battery storage and solar light towers.

These efforts are a vital part of the Australian Grand Prix Corporation’s commitment to consistent improvement and transformation, with the aim to combine immediately impactful Green House Gas reduction initiatives with programs and changes which will result in important shifts over time. The initiatives will be delivered with support from iEDM, project management contractors for the event.

Quotes attributable to Formula 1® Head of Environment, Social and Governance – Ellen Jones

“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.”

Quotes attributable to Australian Grand Prix Corporation Sustainability Manager - Sarah Lowe

“In 2023 we were proudly the first major event in Australia to use hydrogen cell generators operationally. Knowing this saved two tonnes of CO2 emissions gives us assurance we’ll be delivering an even greater reduction in 2024 as we expand the technology further across the site.”

Notes on Formula 1® Sustainability Strategy

In 2019 Formula 1® set out a 2030 Net Zero Strategy, which all operations, race teams and promoters are also working towards. As part of this strategy, in the category of ‘Positive Race Print’, F1® have set out that “every race [is] to qualify as an F1 sustainable spectacle”, meaning that circuits and facilities are to be better for fan wellbeing and nature.