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Being Smarter Helps Safeguard the Future
The current debate about future energy needs highlights the need to develop new sources of energy before the world's supplies offossil fuel expire. However, while these alternative sources (wind, solar, hydrogen) are being developed to a scale where they make a significant impact there are many things that can be done to make more efficient use of our current fuels. Shell is at the forefront of this effort as is clearly illustrated by the activities described in this lesson.
What is Smarter Mobility?
Projections indicate that the number of cars on the road will probably triple by the year 2050. This means that the demand for motor fuel will also increase. This, in turn, will produce additional threats to the global environment, as a result of increased emissions. The Shell Smarter Mobility programme is an ongoing effort to meet this demand for fuel while reducing the environmental impact. The programme involves a number of strands, including:
Looking at Fuels
A fuel is any material that stores energy that can be extracted to perform work. We are all familiar with the combustion process in which fuel once ignited reacts with the oxygen in the air. The most common fuels in use at present are fossil fuels. These arehydrocarbons and include coal and petroleum.