Hamburg  |  24 May 2023  |  Press release

Mabanaft and Lechner Racing enter into long-term partnership to reduce carbon emissions

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Volker Ebeling
Senior Vice President New Energy, Chemicals & Gas
Mabanaft GmbH & Co. KG
+49 40 37004-0

  • Mabanaft will support the decarbonisation of Lechner Racing’s road transport vehicles during a 3-year partnership agreement.
  • For this, Mabanaft will provide Renewable Diesel and Voluntary Emissions Reduction certificates (VERs) to Lechner Racing.
  • The partnership agreement covers the Porsche Supercup seasons 2023–2025.

Mabanaft, a leading independent and integrated energy company, and Lechner Racing, the most successful team in Porsche Supercup history, are proud to announce a new long-term partnership.

Over the next three years, covering the Porsche Supercup seasons from 2023 to 2025, Mabanaft will enable Lechner Racing to reduce the CO2 emissions from their road transport vehicles to net zero. To this end, Mabanaft will deliver Renewable Diesel to Lechner Racing to fuel their road trucks and Voluntary Emissions Reduction certificates (VERs) to offset the remaining residual balance – if any – of the road transport CO2 emissions.

The partnership is an excellent example of how two companies can come together to achieve a common goal. While Lechner Racing will benefit from a sustainable solution that aligns with their values and helps reduce their carbon footprint, Mabanaft can demonstrate its commitment to sustainability and innovation.

“Partnering with Lechner Racing is an exciting opportunity for Mabanaft to showcase our capability to deliver carbon free transport solutions and our commitment to playing an active part in shaping the energy transition”, says Mabanaft CEO, Jon Perkins.

“We want to help our customers decarbonise by offering them innovative mobility solutions to reduce their CO2 emissions,” explains Volker Ebeling, Senior Vice President of New Energy, Chemicals & Gas at Mabanaft. “Partnering up with Lechner Racing is a way for us to show how that can be done through a combination of Renewable Diesel and VERs”.

Robert Lechner, CEO of Lechner Racing adds, “as a family-owned company, we value long-term partners that share our ambition to achieve excellence in everything we do. The partnership with Mabanaft allows us to demonstrate our commitment to reducing our carbon footprint in the world of motorsports, and to lead by example. We are confident that the partnership will not only help us achieve our sustainability goals, but that it will also enhance our overall performance, keeping us ahead of the competition”.

Over the course of the partnership, the parties strive to develop this base concept further to also include decarbonisation of additional aspects of the team’s logistics and to include other lower carbon products, in addition to Renewable Diesel and VERs, such as Sustainable Aviation Fuel and eFuels.

The Mabanaft and Lechner Racing partnership is a prime example of how companies in the private sector collaborate and take action to decarbonise and contribute towards a sustainable future for all.


Mabanaft GmbH & Co. KG is a leading independent and integrated energy company, providing its customers with innovative energy solutions for their transportation, heating, industrial and agricultural needs. The group is active in import, distribution and marketing of petroleum products, natural gas liquids, chemicals and biofuels, and supports its customers’ transition to cleaner fuels by providing alternative long-term solutions.

Lechner Racing GmbH is a family-owned 365° motorsport company operating the most successful Porsche Supercup team, having won 12 team and 9 drivers’ championships since joining the series in 2003. Logistics play an essential role when running an Austria-based team which competes at the international pinnacle of Porsche GT3 Cup racing, holding eight rounds per season as part of the Formula 1 platform.