Decarbonizing Technology

Shell Energy is working to make your decarbonization journey easier. Make the shift to a cleaner energy future and help keep your sustainability targets on track with Shell Energy’s expertise and suite of services and solutions.

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Accelerate your decarbonization journey.

Decarbonization requires new ways of thinking and rapid scale innovation. For the technology industry, with a record in driving change, this is an opportunity: working with the energy industry, tech can help accelerate innovation on decarbonization. Shell’s cleaner-energy solutions have helped leading technology companies like Visa, Skybox, and various other high-performance computing companies to reduce their carbon impact.

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0:07 Climate change is among the most significant challenges

0:10 we face today, and it's accelerating.

0:13 The way in which humans have produced

0:15 and consumed energy is unsustainable,

0:17 and we must work urgently towards a future

0:20 that's powered by more and cleaner energy.

0:23 People today have never been more connected.

0:26 Lives and livelihoods, economies and communities depend

0:29 on convenient, reliable and affordable power

0:33 to prosper and grow.

0:35 The world will need much more energy

0:37 to power homes, and fuel transport,

0:39 for a growing population with rising living standards.

0:43 The combination of more and cleaner energy is central

0:46 to what we do today, and will do tomorrow.

0:49 It's not a question of one or the other.

0:52 We want to provide both.

0:54 Our knowhow, technology, and innovations are helping

0:58 to deliver more, cleaner energy.

1:01 Shell is built over 125 years of technological innovation,

1:06 and today, technology helps us

1:09 to play a part in addressing climate change.

1:11 Technology is vital as Shell works to turn the challenges

1:15 of today into opportunities of tomorrow.

1:19 I like to say that sun never sets in Shell's R&D space.

1:24 We have over 5,000 employees

1:26 at technology centers around the globe.

1:29 Located in Hamburg, Shanghai, Tokyo, Bangalore and Houston,

1:34 teams are working hard to solve

1:36 the world's biggest energy challenges,

1:38 including those in the power value chain.

1:41 Each center is a powerhouse of progress,

1:44 serving regions in a way that allows us to create

1:48 and test focused, localized trials and solutions.

1:52 In addition to intense focus on research and development,

1:56 collaboration is essential for large-scale transformation.

2:00 Our innovation excellence teams play

2:02 an active role in discovering important

2:05 and potentially groundbreaking technologies,

2:07 both within and outside of Shell.

2:11 We openly seek out innovative ideas

2:13 and actively support startups, scale-ups,

2:16 mature companies, research institutes and academia,

2:19 uncovering technologies with the greatest potential.

2:22 Like many of my colleagues,

2:23 I thrive in this culture of curiosity,

2:26 which allows for intense focus on rapid development

2:29 and deployment of technologies.

2:31 We believe reshaping the power value chain can be achieved

2:34 by reaching outside of our silos and working in new ways,

2:37 alongside teams with the same goals and values in mind.

2:40 We are investing time and resources into exciting projects,

2:44 taking concepts like digitalization and solar farms

2:47 and turning them into forward-thinking,

2:49 integrated solutions for customers.

2:51 We're exploring the potential

2:52 for offshore wind generation,

2:53 including floating wind and solar,

2:55 so these technologies can reach scale

2:57 and make renewables more available to the world.

2:59 My colleagues and I are also evaluating

3:01 and improving technologies involved in microgrids.

3:05 We have a research microgrid

3:06 at our technology center in Houston.

3:09 With this, we can actively solve the frictions

3:12 our customers may face today and in the future.

3:16 We are committed to helping

3:17 our customers decarbonize through electrification.

3:20 Our work is shifting to accelerate

3:22 the development of advanced batteries

3:24 and charging solutions required

3:26 for heavy industrial applications,

3:28 such as electrifying fleets of larger vehicles.

3:31 Our researchers are also actively exploring avenues

3:34 to help customers reach their destinations,

3:37 wherever that may be,

3:38 while keeping their carbon footprint in mind.

3:41 From sustainable fuels, to renewable natural gas,

3:45 to hydrogen, to electrification,

3:47 we are commercializing technologies that are ideal

3:49 for hard to decarbonize industrial sectors.

3:52 Shell is also actively transforming assets

3:55 and accelerating a range of different technology pathways

3:58 to produce sustainable aviation fuel.

4:01 I think the industrial electrification is really exciting

4:03 because when you look at different ways

4:05 of decarbonizing CCS, NBS, hydrogen,

4:08 industrial electrification is a strong compliment

4:11 to those other technologies.

4:13 It eliminates the CO2 molecule

4:15 from being generated in the first place.

4:16 And so I see industrial electrification as a critical tool

4:20 for us fully decarbonizing our energy system.

4:23 We are also excited to visualize

4:25 and map out entirely new clean energy markets like hydrogen

4:29 that don't currently exist at scale

4:31 but could have a tremendous impact if scaled properly.

4:35 As our world transforms,

4:37 long and short duration electricity storage will be central

4:40 to our research and development efforts

4:42 because it allows customers to access renewable power

4:45 in a way that is convenient for them.

4:47 Delivering renewable power to a variety

4:49 of industries requires technological advances

4:51 and we look forward to making that happen.

4:53 It's exciting to be a part of this global transition.

4:55 Re-envisioning power generation

4:57 and distribution is changing the everyday lives

4:59 of people around the world.

5:01 It's fulfilling to be a part of this process,

5:04 making way for unprecedented access

5:06 to renewable power in homes and vehicles.

5:09 We hope these changes will soon be

5:11 as easy as the flip of a switch.

5:14 Together with Shell, startups, scale-ups,

5:18 research institutes, academia and mature companies

5:21 have the opportunity to collaborate and innovate,

5:25 developing energy solutions for today and tomorrow.

5:29 At Shell Energy, we are eager to share our knowledge

5:31 and expertise to help you navigate

5:34 the complexities of the energy transition.

5:36 We invite you to join us in re-imagining

5:39 the future of power, and the power of the future.

5:43 By leading through innovation in the power value chain,

5:46 we are committed to making that vision a reality.

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Learn how we're powering progress in the technology industry.

Decarbonizing data centers

Our world runs on data and attention is falling on the environmental impact of our digital demands and that data centers that serve them. Data center operators must look for more sustainable ways to operate if they are to remain competitive.

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Implementing a modern energy strategy

For any commercial and industrial facility, energy is one of the biggest costs. It's also one of the most difficult to plan for. Because Shell Energy is one of the world's largest integrated energy suppliers, we can offer innovative solutions and strategies

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Trusted energy innovation

Shell Energy is collaborating with key players across the technology value chain. Together, we are setting our sights further to deliver a disruptive transformation that will enable the energy transition for the technology sector.
Roadmap to decarbonization for the Technology sector

Deep industry expertise 

Shell Energy’s integrated approach to decarbonization offers proven, customized energy solutions to accelerate your path to decarbonization. With end-to-end solutions to help the world’s leading technology companies decarbonize, our team of energy experts understands the unique requirements and challenges this industry faces.   

Tailored renewable energy solutions  

Shell Energy’s tailored sustainability solutions can help your business optimize its efficiency, decarbonize its operations and achieve its climate pledges. From energy management and demand-response solutions to a retail product that blends the best of physical and virtual PPAs, we can also help businesses secure renewable energy certificates and achieve sustainability targets.     

See how Shell Energy is helping companies in the technology industry.

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100% renewable energy for visa

We worked with Visa to develop a bespoke multi-year energy agreement to power their data center in Virginia with 100% renewable energy.

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Building Shell's net-zero HPC data center of the future

Learn how Shell IT's High Performance Computing (HPC) team secured a new, purpose-built, high efficiency decarbonized data center run by Skybox Datacenters.

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