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Nissan Formula E Team will work with biotech company VAXA Technologies to offset carbon emissions generated during Season 9 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.

Coral, which specializes in reliably offsetting carbon emissions, has now released its report on the team's total carbon dioxide emissions (CO2e) during the 2022/23 campaign of the all-electric series including travel, waste and energy usage at the factory. As part of its commitment to sustainability, and alongside its pledge to reduce the team's emissions, Nissan Formula E Team will offset 100% of its Season 9 CO2e in 2024.

To achieve this, the team is working with Coral to purchase offsets from VAXA Technologies. This biotech company produces Icelandic Ultra Spirulina (IUS) in a verified carbon-negative process, which converts clean energy to food (E2F) by leveraging resources from the adjacent geothermal plant.


Icelandic Ultra Spirulina uses just 0.0001% of the land and relies on 0.015% of the water used in conventional beef production, according to a recent publication from Cambridge University.


The credits purchased by Nissan Formula E Team will contribute towards VAXA’s Impact Nutrition ACTION food fortification programs in developing countries across Africa, Asia and South America, working with reputable NGOs to help reduce the gap on those living with nutritional deficiencies. This technological breakthrough project is looking to save more than 100 million tons of CO2e over the next 15 years while taking impact nutrition to those who need it most.

Offsetting Season 9's emissions is the first step in the partnership signed by Nissan Formula E Team and Coral in October 2023. Following that, Coral will also help the team in assessing, monitoring, reducing and offsetting their emissions for Season 10, using their technology which uses a combination of advanced tooling such as AI and blockchain. Coral’s platform provides complete transparency and auditability for each high-quality credit that Nissan Formula E Team acquires, ensuring that all its emissions are offset and fully evaluated in accordance with global emissions monitoring standards.

Nissan made its all-electric racing debut in Season 5 (2018/19) of the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, becoming the first and only Japanese manufacturer to enter the series.

In Season 7 (2020/21), Nissan announced its long-term involvement in Formula E and its commitment to the Gen3 era, which will run from Season 9 (2022/23) through to the end of Season 12 (2025/26) of the all-electric racing series.

In April 2022, Nissan acquired the e.dams race team, with the Japanese automaker taking full ownership of its involvement in the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship.

In June 2022, Nissan announced it would supply its Nissan EV powertrain technology to McLaren Racing for the entirety of the Formula E Gen3 era.


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