Shell, Warmtebedrijf Rotterdam and the Port of Rotterdam will supply residual heat released by the Shell Pernis refinery, supplying the Rotterdam region. The project should provide enough energy to meet the heating needs of 16,000 households. "This project will result will further reduce the net emissions of CO₂ of the Rotterdam region."
An experimental house in the Netherlands reveals how renewable technology can cut energy bills and carbon emissions from old homes.This is my first day in the EcoGenie, a 1930s house in The Hague, the Netherlands, where Shell researches how low-carbon technologies such as solar panels and heat pumps work together.The idea, says Peter Breithaupt, the lead project scientist, is to find practical ways for people to reduce their bills and carbon footprints, and help Shell understand how renewable technologies could change the way people use energy in the future.“We wanted to learn how homeowners can make the biggest cuts in their carbon dioxide emissions at the lowest cost,” says Breithaupt.
In order to reduce carbon emissions
from powerplants or energy intensive industries, CO2 capture and storage technology has being developed in the national CCS R&D program CATO. Several demonstration projects are running globally, with active involvement of Dutch industry and knowledge institutes. The first demonstration project is planned for Rotterdam, called ROAD.
The ultimate recovery of an oil field is often not more than 30%. With smart sensors, modelling, control and optimisation the recovery rates can be significantly increased from oil and gas fields. TNO has developed a fibre optics sensor coated with a sensitive responsive coating, to serve as a distributed chemical sensor, to detect water, CO2 or spicific components in the wellbore.
Damen’s EcoLiner is an LNG fuelled inland shipping vessel designed to substantially reduce both fuel consumption and emissions. The EcoLiner can reduce fuel usage by up to 25%.
The ACEs air lubricated hull contributes as much as 15% of this. The power management system of four LNG generator sets ensures optimal engine loads for additional reduction in fuel consumption. The LNG fueling substantially reduces CO2, NOX, SOX and particulate emissions.
Shell GTL Fuel, a liquid fuel made from natural gas burns cleaner than conventional diesel oil, and therefore produces less local emissions and less visible black smoke. The innovative fuel is easy to implement into an existing fleet of new and older heavy diesel engines.
THE MOBILE POWER PLANT
Shell Netherlands is one of the partners of The Green Village and actively involved in the Car axle Power Plant. From outside you see nothing special. But the stickers betrays "this is no ordinary SUV. It is one of the first hydrogen vehicles currently driving around in the Netherlands. The Hyundai ix35 FCEV (Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle) is part of The Green Village, a testing of the TU Delft for sustainable technology. Besides durable propellant, the fuel cell under the hood should also be supplying energy back. The hydrogen car as a power plant.
A process which electrical energy is captured in the form of compressed air. Then converted back into electricity during peak demand. This system is well-suited for renewable applications such as wind turbines, where power productions fluctuate greatly.
Power-to-Gas is the process using green power to convert water into hydrogen and pure oxygen via electrolysis. The use of this sustainably-produced syngas represents a huge step towards ‘greening’ the chemical industry. The power-to-gas technology also forms a solution for the storage of temporary surpluses of wind and solar power.
Bluewater has partnered with a group of leading offshore companies to realize the BlueTEC floating tidal energy platform. It is an innovative design based on a modular platform, generates clean electricity from the tides and feeds it into the power grid. This offers a predicable supply of energy, based on tidal consistency. The platform currently carries a 100kW turbine, but is a stepping stone to further development, which will see larger platforms in the future.
At this very moment Huisman is expanding its testing and commissioning facilities in Schiedam for new drilling equipment. A new 90m high drill tower, capable of handling 55m (180ft) stands and 46m (150ft) riser and with the ability to simulate dynamical vessel movements, is nearing completion at the Huisman Schiedam quayside.