Shell has officially opened its Joint Research Centre for Cleaner Mobility with Tsinghua’s Department of Automotive Engineering (DAE). Tsinghua University is one of the most prestigious universities in China.
“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 an academician with the 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.
“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,” said Zheng Xinsheng, chairman of Shell China.
Shell collaborates with renowned universities and research institutes globally. Aside from Tsinghua University, Shell partners with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the U.S.A., works with Imperial College London in the UK, and recently signed an agreement with the University of California, Berkeley also in the U.S.A. to conduct research in global energy transition and new energy technologies.