Sustainable fuels

We are Advancing Energy Together by increasing our focus on sustainable fuels.

Our flexible Futuria solutions support your sustainability journey.

Introducing Futuria

Futuria is the new name of our growing sustainable fuels portfolio. The name is designed to make it easy for our customers to identify and select the sustainable fuels that are right for them.

Our sustainable fuel solutions include Futuria Propane (also known as bioLPG) and rDME (renewable dimethyl ether), both of which can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 85% compared to diesel and heating oil. We are also actively piloting Futuria LNG (or bioLNG) and exploring the addition of other fuels. See our full portfolio below.

Sustainable solutions

What are sustainable fuels?

Sustainable fuels replace or greatly reduce the mining or drilling of fossil fuels from below the earth’s surface. They are produced from renewable and/or alternative feedstocks, such as plant, vegetable or industrial waste.

We’re committed to growing our supply of sustainable fuels.

Our sustainable ambition

SHV Energy is proud to supply our customers around the globe with decentralised, clean, safe, and efficient energy. We believe that sustainable fuels will play a central role in transitioning to a carbon-neutral world.

We have a bold ambition: To replace all the fossil fuel volume we sourced in 2015 with 100% renewably and sustainably sourced energy by 2040. To realise that goal, we work closely with our employees, customers, suppliers, and partners to continuously identify new solutions and make them available.

The use of new, renewable and low-carbon feedstocks, such as biomass, agricultural, residential and industrial waste products, provide enormous opportunity for us and our partners and customers. We work with feedstock providers, technology suppliers and policy makers to ensure that biobased gas innovation continues to prosper. We welcome sustainable, high-quality and safe biogas initiatives, particularly those that provide cleaner, lower carbon energy for consumers living or working beyond the natural gas grid. In turn, we remain committed to providing a valuable, low-carbon alternative energy supply for our ever-growing customer base.

Our offerings

Our sustainable fuels portfolio

We offer a range of sustainable fuels today and are piloting and exploring others. Our portfolio includes the following fuels:

Collaborations

Advancing energy through active collaboration

We are eager to collaborate with other partners, and we encourage options that prioritise off-grid, local and circular solutions. We are actively seeking strong partnerships around the world and to engage with the scientific community. Our current portfolio of projects includes process optimisation of the HVO route, as well as novel conversion technologies that make the most efficient use of locally available feedstocks, such as biobased waste and residue, in our target markets in Europe, Turkey, India, Brazil, China and the USA. Some examples of these collaborations are included here:

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Case study

SHV Energy, SkyNRG and KLM announce a project to build first European plant for sustainable aviation fuel.

SHV Energy has invested in a new plant for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) that will be developed by SkyNRG. SHV Energy will purchase the bioLPG that is produced.

Case study

SHV Energy partners with Oberon Fuels to accelerate use of renewable DME (rDME) to decarbonise transportation.

SHV Energy and Oberon Fuels, a producer of ultra-low-carbon, renewable dimethyl ether, have partnered to accelerate the use of renewable DME to reduce the carbon footprint of transportation fuel.

Oberon fuels
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Case study

Ulster University collaboration - researching the energy solutions of the future.

We have a global portfolio of research and development projects. We are particularly focused on the area of novel bio-based transformation processes for the production of bioLPG and other biogases from renewable sources of feedstock.

Partnerships

We are a member of several partnerships that help us develop our biobased and renewable fuels.

  • World LPG Assocation
  • Liquid Gas Europe
  • European Biogas Assocation
  • World Biogas Association
  • International DME Assocation
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Partner with us

We are always looking for active partnerships to develop biobased & renewable fuels. Please reach out to us