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F1 team to use a 'recycled' car part at the Emilia Romagna GP

RB will use a special part at the upcoming Emilia Romagna Grand Prix - front wings manufactured with recycled material.

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RB are set to use front wings at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix that have been recycled. 

Red Bull's sister team will be producing the part using moulds made from recycled carbon, with the carbon used coming from obsolete and broke parts that would usually be discarded. However, they will now get a second life within the production process.

According to RB, about 50 percent of a Formula 1 team's emissions are produced during the manufacturing process of moulds. 

To reduce this significantly, the team has now come up with this novel solution, in collaboration with Herambiente, a business that seeks to: "turn waste into a resource for people, for the environment, and for companies"

Carbon fibre regeneration

Part of the Hera Group, which was formed in 2002 and operates out of Bologna, Herambiente is the market leader in waste treatment in Italy.

As confirmed by RB: "The carbon fibre recycling project developed by Herambiente fits perfectly with the objectives of VCARB and Red Bull GmbH group, aimed at reducing CO2 emissions in the Formula One World Championship."

CEO of Herambiente, Andrea Ramonda, welcomes the partnership, saying carbon fibre regeneration will help achieve common goals across sectors.

"This collaboration has a strategic value in terms of promoting short and circular chains in Italy and the rest of Europe," he said.

"Carbon fibre regeneration is a pioneering project that requires good teamwork, with each partner contributing its resources and skills, with the common goal of generating environmental, economic and social benefits."

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