Shell has officially opened a Joint Research Center for Cleaner Mobility in association with Tsinghua University’s Department of Automotive Engineering (DAE). The university is one of the top universities in China.
Commenting on the new research center, You Zheng, vice president of Tsinghua University and Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering said that the staff at Tsinghua University was pleased to collaborate with Shell in R&D of mobility solutions as Shell is one of the leading energy companies in the world. He added, “The DAE has undertaken several major projects and have achieved remarkable results. We are looking forward to great results at this new research center.”
Shell has been a partner of Tsinghua University from 2011 in order to provide students with the latest knowledge in lubricants technology. The new center will be dedicated to developing solutions for the automotive sector, including the development of high-efficiency lubricants and additives, cleaner use of conventional fuels and the development of alternative fuels and new energies that can contribute to reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Shell and Tsinghua will collaborate to develop new technologies and conduct industry studies.
Zheng Xinsheng, chairman of Shell China, said that Shell has had a presence in China for the past 123 years. He said that the company is committed to powering China’s progress with more and cleaner energy solutions.
He added, “We have brought many innovations to China that can help improve mobility and, at the same time, help reduce emissions. The center’s mission of exploring cleaner energy solutions is a manifestation of Shell’s purpose and strategic intent, and shows our commitment to creating a better energy future for China.”
Shell is one of the major players in the lubricants sector in the Chinese market and has been one of the world’s leading suppliers for the past 10 years. Shell offers motorists products including premium gas-to-liquids products like Shell Helix Ultra with PurePlus Technology.
Shell collaborates with many renowned universities and research institutes on a global basis like the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the U.S., Imperial College London in the U.K. and a recent partnership with UC Berkeley to conduct research in global energy transition and new energy technologies.
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