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Shell Oil Invests in Solar Startup to Boost Enhanced Oil Recovery

Shell Oil Invests in Solar Startup to Boost Enhanced Oil Recovery | SHELL Group | Scoop.it
Shell Oil recently became the second oil company to invest in solar energy to tap crude in older wells, putting $26 million into busy startup GlassPoint Solar.

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Stephane Bilodeau's curator insight, February 4, 2013 10:46 PM

"In the complex world of enhanced oil recovery (EOR), sometimes low-tech trumps high. Case in point,


1) Royal Dutch Shell recently became the second oil major to invest in solar energy to coax heavy crude from older wells. Along with with two other investors, they’ve pumping $26 million into busy California startupGlassPoint Solar, because its low cost technology works so well in the dusty, dirty and often remote terrain of oil exploration

 

2) At the same time, competitors Chevron and Bright Source built a rival 27MW project just miles away (watch video), which used 3,822 expensive and unprotected heliostats, consisting of two 10′ x 7′ mirrors mounted on a steel pole.

 

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Shell Sees Solar as Biggest Energy Source After Exiting Industry

Shell Sees Solar as Biggest Energy Source After Exiting Industry | SHELL Group | Scoop.it
Royal Dutch Shell Plc says solar power, a business it abandoned four years ago, may expand into the world’s biggest source of energy in the next half century.

The proposition that photovoltaic panels will be the main power source by 2070 is one of the New Lens Scenarios Europe’s largest oil company published today in a report on energy demand this century. A second has natural gas as the main fuel by 2030.


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Joe McDonald's comment, March 15, 2013 1:41 AM
2. Shell’s wind, solar and hydrogen projects were suspended by former CEO Jeroen van der Veer in 2009 before Voser took over in July that year. Today’s study is its longest term outlook, after spending $2.3 billion on alternative energy and carbon capture and storage research and development in the past five years.
Joe McDonald's comment, March 15, 2013 1:43 AM
A carbon zero aspect at shell gasoline asenergy demand may double in the next 50 years with population growth and demand according to Shell.
The first scenario, “a more prosperous, volatile world,” projects oil demand plateauing after 2040, and wind power and carbon capture growing more slowly on a lack of public and policy support.
Natural gas demand also will increase, said Jeremy Bentham, the report’s chief author. “The underlying pent-up demand for gas is very” strong, he said. No matter how much is produced, “we see it being sucked up, every molecule.”
In the second scenario, with more moderate economic growth, demand for oil will peak in about 2035. By the century’s end, electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles will dominate roads and there’ll be wide use of technology to trap carbon emissions.
Joe McDonald's comment, March 15, 2013 1:44 AM
4. Shell decided to focus mainly on renewable fuel sources in 2009 and in 2010 set up the Raizen ethanol venture with Cosan SA Industria & Comercio. In 2010, it saw the share of renewables in transport fuel doubling this decade.
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Showa Shell Seeks to Lead Solar Market as Japan Backs Renewables - Bloomberg

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PV-Tech Showa Shell Seeks to Lead Solar Market as Japan Backs Renewables Bloomberg Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K., the Japanese refining unit of Royal Dutch Shell Plc, plans to become a global leader in solar-cell output as it diversifies to benefit from...


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Shell veut un soutien pour son gaz, pas pour l'éolien et le charbon - Contrepoints

Shell veut un soutien pour son gaz, pas pour l'éolien et le charbon - Contrepoints | SHELL Group | Scoop.it

Shell veut un soutien pour son gaz, pas pour l'éolien et le charbonContrepointsShell s'en prend aux effets « ridicules » de la politique énergétique européenne, estimant que les avantages obtenus des énergies renouvelables sont perdus par une trop...


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How Distributed Energy and EV's could add jobs, increase energy security and lower CO2 emissions

How Distributed Energy and EV's could add jobs, increase energy security and lower CO2 emissions | SHELL Group | Scoop.it
by John Brian Shannon The Solar Future The Royal Dutch Shell report, NEW LENS SCENARIOS is predicting that solar energy will be the main energy source by mid-century -- including, not incidentally,...

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Showa Shell Seeks to Lead Solar Market as Japan Backs Renewables - Bloomberg

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Showa Shell Seeks to Lead Solar Market as Japan Backs Renewables
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“Once we gain a foothold in Japan, we want to gain ground in the international market,” Showa Shell President Jun Arai said today at a press briefing.
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Shell: Gas can cut emissions faster than renewables | RTCC - Responding to Climate Change

Shell: Gas can cut emissions faster than renewables | RTCC - Responding to Climate Change | SHELL Group | Scoop.it
Oil firms says civil society influenced energy policy would make decarbonisation slower

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Shell Claims Global Liquid Fuel Demand will Peak in 2035 - OilPrice.com

Shell Claims Global Liquid Fuel Demand will Peak in 2035 OilPrice.com Some said that the automobile would never replace the horse, so when it has been said that oil will never be replaced as the main driver behind society's existence, maybe we...
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