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Sustainable fuels

The use of sustainable, alternative fuels in the European transport- and logistics sector is a hot topic. Companies are interested and willing to start their energy transition, however the practical possibility to switch to a different kind of fuel isn’t there yet. Why? Because the network of fueling stations is only slowing moving towards offering alternative fuels. At Shell TapUp we strongly feel this needs to change!

Shell TapUp has one mission: to accelerate the energy transition by making these alternative fuels more available. We fuel vehicles on location, which makes it easier for companies to switch fuels. Even more so, because their own drivers don’t have to take time out of their schedule to fuel anymore. This creates the business case to actually switch to an alternative fuel without having to invest. Win-win if you ask us.

Of course we understand that not every vehicle in your fleet will be able to switch to an alternative. That’s why we still offer a wide range of fuels. This way, we can accommodate your fleet, whatever energy it might need, today and tomorrow.

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Which fuel is next?

Step 1

Advanced biofuels

from residual flows

Step 2


by sun and wind

Step 3


from water

At this time, we have identified three groups that can serve as an alternative for diesel: advanced biofuels, electricity and hydrogen.

1. Advanced biofuels

Biofuels (hydrotreated vegetable oil) are made from residual flows, such a frying fat, and can be used to power vehicles. For Shell TapUp it makes sense, to add an advanced biofuel to our offer. The effect of these types of fuels, is a significant reduction in CO2 emission.

2. Electricity

Electricity is actually not a fuel, but an energy stored in batteries. This energy can be induced in different ways, from a coal-fired power station to sun, wind and water. These last examples is what we call green. An electric vehicle doesn’t produce CO2 emission while using the vehicle, however, the way the electricity was produced can make quite the difference. At this point in time, Shell TapUp is not able to charge electric vehicles on demand. It will definitely be looked at though!

3. Hydrogen

Hydrogen will most likely play a much larger role in transportation the coming years. Hydrogen is actually a carrier of energy, which also means that the well-to-wheel CO2 emission depend on the way the hydrogen is produced.  Most hydrogen is currently produced from non-renewable sources such as coal, but in the future this will change.  The biggest advantage to hydrogen is the fact that it’s made from water, which is inexhaustible.

Shell is involved in research- and demonstration projects and has already opened several commercial hydrogen stations. It would be wonderful to transport hydrogen with Shell TapUp!

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