Bloodhound SSC goes carbon neutral

Carbon Neutral Investments (CNI) has signed an exclusive agreement to become the sole environmental sponsor of the Bloodhound SSC project, rendering it the world's first carbon neutral land speed record attempt.

"It has been a long held ambition of the Bloodhound team to deliver this amazing engineering adventure and new world land speed record without leaving any lasting mark on the environment," said Bloodhound director Richard Noble. "With CNI, we go above and beyond that ambition by partnering with a world leader in carbon off-setting with very specialist experience in high octane ventures, providing the perfect fit for making the project carbon neutral." The Bloodhound Project is a global education initiative focused on a 1000mph land speed record attempt, which aims to inspire young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The Bloodhound SSC, a 33,000thp rocket and jet powered racing car, is now in build, with companies across the UK and Europe manufacturing its major components. The car will roll out in early Summer 2013 ready for a series of runway tests up to 250mph, before heading to its dry-lakebed track in South Africa ready to start the high speed campaign.