“Shell is one of the world’s leading energy companies and we at Tsinghua University are pleased to collaborate with Shell in R&D of mobility solutions,” said You Zheng, Vice President of Tsinghua University and Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering. “The DAE has undertaken several major projects and have achieved remarkable results. We are looking forward to great results at this new research centre.”

Shell has partnered with Tsinghua University since 2011, to provide students with the latest knowledge in lubricants technology. This new centre will focus on 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 help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Shell and Tsinghua will collaborate to develop new technologies and conduct industry studies. 

Zheng Xinsheng, Chairman of Shell China, said: “Shell has been in China for 123 years and we are committed to powering China’s progress with more and cleaner energy solutions. We have brought many innovations to China that can help improve mobility and, at the same time, help reduce emissions. The centre’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 leading lubricants suppliers in China and has been the world’s leading supplier for the last 10 years. Shell offers automotive customers in China the latest technical advances in lubricants with premium gas-to-liquids (GTL) products, such as Shell Helix Ultra with PurePlus Technology.

Shell collaborates with renowned universities and research institutes globally. Aside from Tsinghua University, Shell partners with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the USA, works with Imperial College London in the UK, and recently signed an agreement with UC Berkeley to conduct research in global energy transition and new energy technologies.


Shell Lubricants Global: 

Mary B. Walsh, +32478402938, mary.walsh@shell.com

Notes to Editors:

  • Shell provides global accessibility to its leading products with a strong global lubricants supply chain network of seven base oil manufacturing plants, over 40 lubricant blending plants and 15 specialist grease plants. Shell integrated its supply chain with its gas value chain in Pearl GTL, Qatar, in order to provide Shell PurePlus Technology-enabled engine oils around the world. This world-scale facility is the largest source of GTL products and the only commercial source of GTL base oil today. 
  • In China, Shell operates five lubricants plants and its largest grease plant in the world, located in Zhuhai.

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