Powering the 2024 Australian F1 Grand Prix with Clean Energy Technology

Blue Diamond Machinery was proud to help power the 2024 Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix with various clean energy technologies.

Client:

Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix

Location:

Albert Park, Melbourne

Sectors:

Sporting & Events

The Event

Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix

Attracting over 500,000 people over 4 days, the 2024 Australian Formula 1 Grand Prix is a monumental event in Australia’s sporting calendar. For the second year in a row, Blue Diamond Machinery were proud to showcase some of our clean energy technology on the event grounds in Albert Park, Melbourne.  

The Solution

The GEH2 Hydrogen Generator

Blue Diamond Machinery supplied various clean energy technologies to power the ‘innovation hub’ across the four-day event.  

Acting as a replacement for diesel, 4x GEH2 Hydrogen Generators powered the innovation hub using clean, quiet and emission-free power. This was a significant milestone as this is largest number of GEH2’s deployed on a project or event globally. 

The GEH2’s were supported by 4x 45kVA POWR2 POWRBANKs, providing additional storage to preserve hydrogen through the night, as well as an AMPD Enertainer Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) to help manage peak loads. 

Using electro-hydrogen fuel-cell technology to create an on-demand power source, the GEH2 is perfect for large-scale events like Formula 1. There’s no noise, no fumes and no harmful CO2 emissions.  

The Outcome

A Clear Path Towards Decarbonisation

The GEH2’s, POWRBANK’s and Enertainer successfully powered up the event’s tech hub with 3510kW of clean power and no interruptions over the four-day period. Patrons were able to enjoy the space with clean air and less disruptions from noisy diesel generators or CO2 fumes. 

Harnessing these clean energy technologies as a replacement for diesel allowed the event to save over 1,300L of diesel and 3.5 tons of CO2. Being the largest deployment of GEH2s on an event globally, the 2024 Australian Formula 1 also presents an encouraging case study for hydrogen fuel cell technology for large scale events in the future.