EBI-Shell Thematic Workshop 2021 - Energy & Biosciences Institute

EBI-Shell Thematic Workshop 2021

Announcement 15th Apr, 2021
POSTED: 15th Apr, 2021

In preparation for a Call for Proposals that the EBI plans to announce this summer, you are invited to attend a virtual thematic two-day workshop on Wednesday, April 28 and Thursday, April 29, covering four exciting new research areas. We expect to fund multiple EBI proposals from the topics of interest outlined below.

The EBI is excited to continue our partnership with Shell and explore new and important research areas.  We kindly request that you please complete the registration form before Thursday, April 22 to confirm your attendance.  Zoom invitations will be sent out soon. We look forward to your participation in our workshop! 

Nature-Based Solutions
The NBS Research program at Shell aims to identify, characterize, and quantify opportunities for natural carbon sequestration in a variety of ecosystem types. The program seeks to refine understanding of emerging NBS ecosystem types in order to facilitate the development of low-cost, effective NBS projects.
The circularity program at Shell aims to identify and develop (1) promising renewable routes to platform, intermediate and finished chemicals and (2) opportunities to upcycle, recycle, or deconstruct end-of-life chemical products.
Hydrogen Supply Chain
The Hydrogen Value Chain (H2VC) group is responsible for delivery of feasible and affordable integrated technology line-ups for Gigawatts (GW) scale renewable H2 supply chain. Program scope covers large scale renewable H2 production, densification (liquid hydrogen (LH2) or other dense H2 carriers such as NH3), long-distance transport, long-duration storage and supply chain development. Program value drive is to create competitive/first mover advantaged positions for Shell while limiting investment risks through selective & leveraged projects, demand potential & regulatory linked pivots.
Advanced Separations
In all these cases, progress of novel and improved separation technologies can be a key enabler. For instance, greener routes involving bio-based routes and/or biomass, can suffer from lower concentrations and difficult to separate product streams due to the complexity of the molecules involved. In addition, the process streams are aqueous with added complexity and cost. The conversion of organic acids could serve as an example.


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