Global offshore wind industry to increase voltage

The offshore wind industry is increasing array voltage from 66kV to 132kV, to enable larger turbines, reduce cost and ultimately help meet global climate demands.  This increase in array voltage will:  Enable more efficient power collection for future wind farms globally  Reduce the length of cables in the offshore wind farm   Less cable will lower costs and environmental footprints  Facilitate the next generation of offshore wind turbines.  The industry’s last voltage shift began in 2010, when the Offshore Wind Accelerator (OWA) – Carbon Trust’s flagship research, development and deployment…

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SAS, Vattenfall, Shell and LanzaTech to explore synthetic sustainable aviation fuel production

Vattenfall, SAS, Shell and LanzaTech will together investigate the production of the world’s first synthetic sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) using the LanzaJet[TM] “Alcohol to Jet” technology on a large scale in Sweden. Instead of using virgin fossil material in the production process, the synthetic SAF will be produced from fossil free electricity and recycled carbon dioxide from district heating. The goal is that a new production facility will produce up to 50,000 tonnes of synthetic SAF annually, provided that an investment decision is made at a later stage. The synthetic…

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Shell to install hundreds of electrical vehicle charging points at Waitrose stores by 2025 as part of expanded partnership

Waitrose and Shell have set out ambitious plans to grow their partnership, installing hundreds of electric vehicle charging points in the supermarket’s car parks and more than doubling the number of Shell forecourt shops where Waitrose food is available. The companies have announced that they are targeting the installation of 800 Shell Recharge electric vehicle charging points in up to 100 Waitrose locations across the UK by 2025. Each site is expected to have six 22kW and two 50kW rapid charging points so customers can charge their vehicles while they…

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Shell and Rolls-Royce sign agreement to accelerate progress towards net zero

Shell and Rolls-Royce have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) which aims to support the decarbonisation of the aviation industry and their progress towards net zero emissions. The long-term agreement builds on more than a century of cooperation between the two companies, and embodies a shared perspective that collaboration across the aviation value chain is necessary for the decarbonisation of the sector. In recognition of the scale of the challenge, the MoU will expand and accelerate several existing areas of cooperation between the companies such as advancing the use of…

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Shell accelerates drive for net-zero emissions with customer-first strategy

Shell has set out its strategy to accelerate its transformation into a provider of net-zero emissions energy products and services, powered by growth in its customer-facing businesses. A disciplined cash allocation framework and rigorous approach to driving down carbon emissions will deliver value for shareholders, customers and wider society. Shell also confirmed its expectation that total carbon emissions for the company peaked in 2018, and oil production peaked in 2019. “Our accelerated strategy will drive down carbon emissions and will deliver value for our shareholders, our customers and wider society,”…

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