Advanced diesel fuel and lubricant products have been formulated by Shell to enhance fuel economy and improve engine efficiency
Shell today said that its leading fuels technology, part of 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.
Examples of ‘Smarter Mobility’ solutions for the public transport sector include:
Shell FuelSave Diesel (SFSD), which is now being introduced into UAE as “Shell Diesel Extra”. SFSD’s advanced formulation has been designed to help transport companies save fuel by up to 3%*, improve engine efficiency and reduce their fuel-related carbon footprint.
Shell GTL Fuel, an innovative liquid fuel that can help public transport operators reduce the local emissions of their fleet and therefore improve local air quality using existing vehicles with no modifications or additional investment.
Synthetic lubricants – Shell’s synthetic engine oils can help enhance engine protection, extend drain intervals and reduce fuel use.
Risk Marketing - pricing solutions that can help transport companies cope better with price volatility in oil markets and manage the price risk for their business.
Shell is also developing advanced fuel management systems for commercial transport vehicles that can enable better management of fuel consumption and fuel-related emissions.