Increasing production of renewable energy is helping to make energy supplies greener. However, a growing challenge is balancing the demand from users of the electricity grid with naturally unpredictable supplies of renewable energy from sources such as solar and wind. By buying electricity when demand is low and production from solar and wind is high, Shell is helping to balance the electricity grid. This excess energy can then be used to produce green hydrogen from water in a process called electrolysis. The hydrogen is then compressed and supplied as fuel for quiet hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles which only emit clean water vapour as they are driven. Hydrogen may also be used to power fuel cells which can supply electricity and heat for homes and businesses.
Shell is an international energy company with expertise in the exploration, production, refining and marketing of oil and natural gas, and the manufacturing and marketing of chemicals.
We use advanced technologies and take an innovative approach to help build a sustainable energy future. We also invest in power, including from low-carbon sources such as wind and solar; and new fuels for transport, such as advanced biofuels and hydrogen.