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Meet the man putting coffee into fuel

A new biofuel made partly with coffee is being used to power some of London’s buses. Inside Energy meets Arthur Kay, the man behind the idea.

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The age of digital disruption

A new service that delivers fuel to your door is among Shell's latest innovations, and is a response to the rise of digitalisation across the economy.

Powering a polar adventure

Explorer Rob Swan’s latest adventure sees him aiming to reach the South Pole powered only by renewable technologies.

Harnessing human ingenuity

The world needs urgent investment in innovation, says Robert Armstrong, Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative.

Turning fats into fuel

Two chemists have invented a process to convert waste fat into biofuel that can be pumped directly into any petrol or diesel engine. Will their technology take off?

The hyperactive child who never gave up

Johari bin Brahim used the skills he acquired from Shell LiveWIRE Brunei to launch two businesses and has just won a $24 million contract. He tells Inside Energy why he’s not stopping there.

The Paris agreement: can it survive?

It is crucial that the Paris agreement remains in place, says Shell’s Chief Climate Change Advisor David Hone. It underpins the need for the ongoing energy transition to also deliver a world of net-zero emissions.

A thirst for change

How a community project in western India has improved access to affordable, clean drinking water for hundreds of households.

A "Fitbit for Energy"

Can big data help the world improve energy efficiency? Six months after winning Energy Fest, an innovation pitching competition in Amsterdam, one start-up’s vision is breaking through.

Pitching to the president

Five years after Shell funded a British start-up, the entrepreneurs behind it have pitched their idea to President Barack Obama.

Smooth operators in space

How supercomputers help to overcome the technical challenge of keeping satellites working smoothly hundreds of kilometres above earth.

Towards more sustainable cities

Jeremy Bentham, Shell’s head of Scenarios, on the findings of the latest report, “A Better Life with a Healthy Planet: Pathways to Net-Zero Emissions”.

Hydrogen cars hit the highway

Emissions-free cars move closer to the mass market with help from governments, car makers and a growing network of refuelling stations.

The secrets of the EcoGenie

An experimental house in the Netherlands reveals how renewable technology can cut energy bills and carbon emissions from old homes.

Bubble surfing brings savings

Similar techniques to those used by penguins to swim quickly and easily are now being used to cut fuel use and pollution by ships.

Widening horizons

How a training programme in Patagonia gives people new skills for the growing local energy industry.

Clearing the skies over Beijing

See how China is taking action to reduce air pollution, using renewable energy and replacing coal-fired plants with cleaner gas-fired plants.

Driving into a low-carbon future

What is the future for mobility when cutting emissions is crucial? Could it signal the end for the combustion engine? We ask one of our Chief Scientists, Wolfgang Warnecke. 

Health care far from anywhere

Advances in web and satellite communications are bringing specialist medical expertise to the remote places where we work, helping to save lives.

Shell’s pioneering films

See how award-winning documentaries made by Shell over the last 80 years have informed, entertained and tackled the challenges of the time.