Shell has launched a range of ‘carbon neutral’ lubricants in the Middle East for various applications ranging from passenger cars to heavy-duty diesel engines. The Shell Helix Ultra lubricants are developed to offer a more sustainable choice of motor oil without compromising high performance and engine protection, Plant Machinery vehicles states.
The Shell Rimula R6 series of premium engine oils, also available as a carbon neutral product, is primarily used for heavy-duty diesel engine oil applications and original equipment manufacturers.
The term ‘carbon neutral’ indicates that Shell has engaged in a transaction where an amount of carbon dioxide equivalent is associated with the acquisition and pre-processing of raw materials, lubricants production, packaging, distribution, and the subsequent use and end of life treatment of the used materials concerning the Shell Lubricants products, has been removed from the atmosphere through a nature-based process, or emissions saved through avoided degradation of natural ecosystems.
Shell plans to offset annual emissions of more than 200 million liters of advanced synthetic lubricants and plans to compensate approximately 700,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions per year – which equate to taking more than 340,000 cars off the road for one year.
Since 2016, Shell claims to have reduced the carbon intensity of its lubricants manufacturing by over 30%, and over 50% of the electricity used in its lubricant blending plants now comes from renewable sources. Shell is also reducing packaging waste from lubricants products at scale by increasing the use of recycled materials and exploring more sustainable packaging solutions across its supply chains.