Shell believes its suite of innovative ‘Smarter Mobility’ solutions, can deliver tangible efficiency and emission reduction benefits for public transport operators. Advanced diesel fuel and lubricant products have been formulated to enhance fuel economy and improve engine efficiency. New, easy-to-implement solutions such as the gas-derived liquid fuel, Shell GTL Fuel, can help fleet operators reduce local emissions and contribute to better air quality, particularly in high population urban areas.
James Humfrey, Shell’s general manager GTL, told public sector transport leaders and policy experts at the 59th UITP World Congress in Dubai how Shell GTL Fuel can help to reduce local emissions – nitrogen oxide (NOx), sulphur oxide (SOx) and particulate matter (PM)/soot. Shell GTL Fuel can make a difference within existing fleets, in both new and older heavy-duty vehicles, without modifications to the fleet or additional infrastructure investment.
Against the backdrop of increased global demand for energy, and increasing pressure on cities and high-density urban areas to reduce congestion and improve air quality, James Humfrey said: “Public transport can play a key role in responding to the energy challenge. Our latest innovation - Shell GTL Fuel, is easy to implement and can help fleet operators reduce the local emissions of their fleet without adding complexity to their business. We are proud to be collaborating on this innovation together with Qatar Petroleum through the Pearl GTL project.”
Joe Machado, general manager environmental solutions, Shell Global Commercial, took UITP congress delegates through some of Shell’s innovative energy solutions that can help the public transport sector use less, and hence emit less. Aimed at achieving ‘Smarter Mobility’, these solutions include what Shell calls ‘Smarter Products’, ‘Smarter Use’, and 'Smarter Infrastructure. Consisting of advanced oil products, and broader technological innovation and support services, these can contribute to speeding up the global shift to cleaner, more energy-efficient road transport.