Mazda Competes In Super Taikyu Final Round Powered By Next-Gen Biodiesel

On 13 November at Okayama International Circuit, Mazda officially announced that they will compete in the final round of the 2021 Super Taikyu Series Powered by Hankook with a Mazda Demio Skyactiv-D 1.5 that runs on next-generation biodiesel fuel.

The car is the number 37 Demio of Team NOPRO, an experienced racing team operated by Toshihiko Nogami which has competed in the Super Taikyu Series since 2015, and prior to that, has also competed in the Super GT Series. Their diesel-powered Demio (Mazda2) has been modified to run on next-generation “Susteo” biofuel manufactured by Japanese conglomerate Euglena Corporation.

This 100 percent bio-based fuel is made from used cooking oil and microalgae fats, which according to Euglena and Mazda, solve two main issues with existing biodiesel fuels: They do not use materials that are in the human food supply, and can be used in existing diesel vehicles and equipment without any modification, which will not require the construction of additional fuel supply infrastructure.