At the Detroit Auto Show, American Le Mans Series CEO Scott Atherton announced a green racing initiative for the series. A big part of that included the announcement that the Corvette Racing team would be running on E85 made with cellulosic ethanol during the 2008 season. At the time General Motors did not announce who the fuel supplier would be. They have now revealed that the cellulosic ethanol would be provided by KL Process Design Group. KL will be producing the ethanol from wood waste using
In the absence of any substantive competition in the American Le Mans Series GT1 class, the team of Corvette Racing has decided to create its own challenges for the C6R Corvette. At the ALMS press conference today in Detroit, Chevrolet General Manager Ed Peper announced that Corvette Racing would be running cellulosic E85 (made from wood chips in this case, not corn) in the 2008 ALMS GT1 class. The team is targeting a race debut in March for its E85 C6R race cars at the 12 Hours of Sebring.