Business NewsLatest News

Yokohama Rubber Mishima Plant’s Motorsports Tyre Production Line Shifts to Renewable Energy–Generated Electric Power

The renewable-energy electricity used by Yokohama motorsports tyre production line in Mishima plant is to be derived 100% from renewable energy sources.

Yokohama Rubber Contributes to Carbon Neutrality in Motorsports Events

The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd has announced that the motorsports tyre production line at its Mishima Plant has shifted its use of electric power completely to renewable energy-generated electric power (hereafter, renewable-energy electricity) from January. 

Tyres produced on this line will contribute to carbon neutrality in motorsports events held in Japan and around the world in 2023.

The renewable-energy electricity used by the motorsports tyre production line is considered to be derived 100 per cent from renewable energy sources and deemed to generate zero CO2 emissions as electric power provider TEPCO Energy Partner, Inc. has procured FIT non-fossil fuel certificates with tracking information and non-FIT non-fossil fuel certificates with renewable energy attributes for the electricity being provided to the line.

The Mishima Plant produces motorsports tyres supplied by Yokohama Rubber for use in top category races around the world, such as Japanese Super Formula Championship and the Super GT races in Japan, the Nürburgring 24-Hour Race in Germany, and the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in the United States.

The shift to renewable-energy electricity on the Mishima Plant’s motorsports tyre production line is Yokohama Rubber’s latest initiative targeted at achieving carbon neutrality and developing a sustainable motorsports industry. In line with its goal of achieving net zero CO2 emissions by 2050, Yokohama Rubber is promoting carbon neutrality at its production sites, self-generation and procurement of renewable energy, energy-saving activities, and nature positivity through its tree-planting and biodiversity conservation activities. In addition to achieving carbon neutrality, Yokohama Rubber’s environmental initiatives to realise a circular economy are aiming for 100 per cent use of sustainable materials by 2050.

The company is also accelerating its motorsports activities aimed at achieving carbon neutrality and a circular economy. One recent success in this area is the supply of Yokohama tyres for use in this season’s Japanese Super Formula Championship races. The supplied tyres used in dry conditions have achieved a 33 per cent sustainable materials ratio 3 while maintaining the excellent grip performance of the conventional tyres used in Super Formula races. These tyres are being produced on the Mishima Plant now powered by renewable-energy electricity. Yokohama Rubber is supplying tyres for use in dry conditions from the series opening race in April and plans to begin supply tyres for wet conditions from July. Meanwhile, the company will continue its effort to raise the sustainability material ratio of its motorsports tyres.

News by date

The Latest

Suscribe to our newsletter and receive a section of articles every weeks

You May Also Like