Shell inaugrates technology centre in Bengaluru

Shell inaugrates technology centre in Bengaluru

Oil and lubricant manufacturer Shell in a press release said that the company has opened up a new technology hub in Bangalore. The new 52 acre, custom built technology centre can house up to 1,500 employees, who would collaboratively work on worldwide innovative energy projects.

Dharmendra Pradhan, Minster for Petroleum and Natural gas who inaugrated the technology centre said, “India has an opportunity to make a significant contribution to the world’s incremental energy needs in the years ahead. Shell is developing a waste to fuel technology called IH2 at the Technology Centre in Bengaluru that takes only a few minutes to achieve what nature requires a million years to do. This IH2 technology can be one of the game changers that can make my country a net exporter of energy. 1500 young scientists of Indian origin who will work at the Shell Technology Centre Bengaluru are India’s contribution to meeting the world’s energy requirement”Shell’s statement said that the Bangalore Shell Technology Centre is one of the three main technology hubs in Shell’s global network of R&D centres, with the other two located in the Netherlands and the USA. It houses a variety of technical experts, laboratories and technology demonstration units.

It is home to a wide spectrum of technical disciplines and has specific expertise in fields such as liquefied natural gas, subsurface modelling, data analysis, engineering design, bitumen, distillation, water technology and enhanced computational research. The centre is also helping pioneer efforts – using its IH2 (waste to fuel) technology – to turn forestry, agricultural and municipal waste into transportation fuels, with a new demonstration plant being built at the site.

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Harry Brekelmans, Shell’s Projects & Technology Director, present for the centre’s opening said “Innovation and technology are vital to providing more and cleaner energy solutions for a growing world population. We consider R&D a fundamental part of Shell’s past and future success.

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