Shell Oil and BMW are partnering up to build a new hydrogen fuel cell filling station concept to fill up the cars of tomorrow.
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Sometimes, it’s a good thing to change your spots. Shell is doing a bit of that. Shell is not a name I think of at all in terms of clean air infrastructure. More often, I reflect on the problems of the oil company in places it should not be — rainforests, the Arctic, etc. Changing its spots, Shell is offering a new face with a clean air emphasis. Shell is planning a second choice in how it fuels up cars, and it is a good thing for once. Northern Europe will see the beginning of the change. Some Shell stations in UK and Netherlands will reportedly be adding EV charging stations later this year.
influenceMap.org charts how much money fossil fuel companies like ExxonMobil and Shell spend every year to distort the climate change debate.
Shell is teaming up with legendary designer Gordon Murray and engine specialist Geo Technology to create a Project M city car which will be optimized for urban transportation in the cities of the future. Murray has been fascinated by future transport solutions for several years, including a collaboration with Yamaha back in 2013 that resulted […]
Nanyang Technological University in Singapore has debuted a pair of 3D printed cars that look like they were ripped right out of a sci-fi action flick.
Ferrari was suddenly on form again at this year’s Chinese Grand Prix. Should a new ethanol blend from Shell be getting most of the credit for that podium?
In the early 1970s the world got its first taste of peak oil, as OPEC turned off the spigot and gas prices shot through the roof almost overnight. This prompted an initial wave of research aimed at producing more efficient vehicles, as well as alternatives to oil. Shell even got in on the act, creating […]
The 2013 Formula 1 season is drawing to a close this weekend, but the search for the next generation of young stars to take control of the world’s fastest hybrids never stops- especially for a company like Ferrari, whose Formula 1 success drives a multi-billion dollar manufacturing and merchandising empire. To that end, Ferrari is […]
With hybrids, battery-electric, and other alternative-fuel vehicles on the market and making sales gains, it seems that cars powered solely by gasoline may finally be on the outs. But how long will it take before gasoline cars are completely out of the picture? Energy goliath Shell has laid out two scenarios for the future, though […]
The Shell Eco-Marathon is an annual gathering of gearheads and engineering enthusiasts with just one task; go as far as possible using as little energy as possible. Innovation is key, and this year some clever Canadians managed to wring an incredible 3,587 mpg from its gas-powered prototype. Nice!
This isn’t the first time in history that automakers have expressed a keen interest in fuel efficient vehicles. Back in the early 1980s, every automaker was making high MPGs a top priority. Hybrids seem to have the market on fuel efficiency cornered right now, but this blast-from-the-past Alpina BMW built for the 1981 Shell Kilometer Marathon.
The next 100 years will present humanity with unprecedented opportunities and problems.
Providing clean, sustainable energy and transportation to billions of people is one of the most serious issues confronting humanity, and we will need clever solutions if we are to survive as a species.
And if you ask me, a hydrogen-powered race car made from cardboard and plywood is a great start.
I associate a lot of things with England; bad teeth, bad weather, and bad food (except for fish & chips!) But “earthquakes” was never on the list until this morning. Cuadrilla, a natural gas company that employs that much-maligned “fracking” technique, has admitted that fracking was the “probable” cause of some “minor seismic events.”
I don’t believe America went to war against Iraq for oil. That doesn’t mean Big Oil’s hands are clean though. Recently released reports show that on at least two occasions, Shell had paid the Nigerian miltary substantial sums of money and that same military brutally repressed an area that just happened to be protesting Shell.
Two Australian professional hypermilers have broken the record for highest fuel economy in a cross country drive thought all 48 connected States– and they did it in a Chevy Cruze Eco, managing to get an average of 64.42 mpg.
As bad as oil is for the environment, the energy potential is unlike any other substance on earth. Coming up with a replacement energy source won’t be easy, but Virent and Royal Dutch Shell have created a biofuel with a molecular composition similar to petroleum, but made from common biofuel feedstocks like sugar and biomass.
The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World can’t hold a candle to the monolithic achievements of the modern world, including what may soon be the world’s largest floating object, a Shell natural gas drilling and storing facility. Called Prelude, the facility will be one-third of a mile long, weight 600,000 tons, and will extract the […]
The world’s first hydrogen station supplied by an existing, industrial hydrogen pipeline opened earlier this week in Torrance, CA, bringing the total number of hydrogen re-fueling stations to seven in the state. The station is located close to the Los Angeles International Airport and major freeways. More notably, the hydrogen is being pulled from Air […]
Last week, gas prices hit $3 a gallon nationwide, and $4 a gallon gas seems inevitable this summer. Now the former president of Shell Gasoline says that by the summer of 2012, gas could cost $5 a gallon. Yikes.
Energy giant Shell International has signed binding Agreements with Brazilian company Cosan to begin forming a new, $12 billion joint venture project that would see Shell develop sugar can ethanol and new, “next-generation” alternative fuels. More on what this project means for the future of biofuels, after the jump.