Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies. We seek to help meet global energy demand in a responsible way.
Our presence in the UK, including Scotland, is important to our global business. Our upstream business operates out of Aberdeen. Shell provides the UK with reliable, secure energy and operates assets that provide 13% of the UK’s total oil and gas supply.
Shell’s main contribution to the energy challenge is to find and produce oil and gas and to process these into useful products and useable energy while reducing CO2 emissions. We see four distinct areas: natural gas, carbon capture and storage (CCS), biofuels and the energy efficiency of our operations.
Reducing CO2 emissions from fossil fuels in the power generating sector economically must be a priority. With Shell’s leading position in liquefied natural gas (LNG) and new technologies in recovering natural gas, we can supply gas to replace coal in power generation. Modern gas plants emit half the CO2 of new coal plants. Natural gas can provide the cheapest and fastest way to reduce CO2 emissions over the next ten years. Shell’s capability and research and development programmes in carbon capture and storage (CCS) can take this further, working with others to overcome challenges.
Meeting growing demand for cleaner, lower CO2 transport fuels will include a range of approaches, such as vehicles powered by biofuels or hydrogen fuel cells. We are the world’s largest distributor of biofuels and we are working to make them more sustainable. Most hydrogen is made from non-renewable sources like gas and coal, but in the future more could come from renewable energy or electrolysis. We are involved in research and demonstration projects and have already opened a cluster of commercial hydrogen filling stations.
In 2016 Shell established a new alternative energies division focused on biofuels, hydrogen, wind and solar.
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