How will the world produce more, cleaner energy to power our homes and cities, and fuel our vehicles in decades to come?
Energy and innovation
Energy is vital to our daily lives. Over the coming decades, more people will gain access to energy and enjoy higher standards of living. At the same time, climate change remains a serious concern. We use human ingenuity, innovation and technology to unlock more, cleaner energy for the years ahead.
Inside energy and innovation
Vast resources of oil and gas lie deep beneath the ocean’s surface. They have the potential to support economic growth and help meet the world’s growing energy needs.
We develop innovative technologies to find and safely unlock more, and affordable, energy from ever harder-to-reach places.
Do you have a great idea or innovative technology? We look for creative people, companies and organisations to partner with.
We believe the answers to tomorrow’s energy challenges lie in the power of people’s ingenuity, and that together we can #makethefuture today.
Young engineers from around the world hit the track on ultra-efficient cars, helping to drive the future of mobility.
Shell’s New Energies business builds on our experience in lower-carbon technology and explores new commercial models focused on the world’s energy transition.
Energy resources are spread across the planet
The Global Energy Resource database is our tool for exploring the world’s fossil and renewable energy resources. Do you know how energy resources are distributed around the world?
Harnessing human ingenuity
The world needs urgent investment in innovation, says Robert Armstrong, Director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative.
From hospital bed to seabed
CT scanning has already revolutionised medicine, now it is driving innovation deep beneath the waves.
Panama Canal opens shortcut for natural gas
The first shipment of liquefied natural gas to pass through the expanded Panama Canal heralds new trade routes.
Switching on lights for one of the Philippines' oldest tribes
Watch how a local project combining solar energy and hydropower is bringing electric light to the Batak people.
Back to the Future: could cars be powered by waste?
The Shell pilot plant that will turn rubbish into fuel for cars.
This publication explains the critical role natural gas will play in the energy transition - in electricity generation, industry, the built environment and transport.
Shell is committed to helping women reach senior roles in engineering and technology. We aim to #makethefuture by closing the gender gap.
Shell’s GameChanger programme works with start-ups and businesses on unproven early-stage ideas with the potential to impact the future of energy.