Shell Rotella announced it will offer carbon neutral lubricants for heavy-duty engines in North America by offsetting the carbon emissions of producing them. The effort is part of Shell’s target to be a net-zero emissions energy business by 2050 or sooner.
Shell will compensate for the carbon emissions produced by the Shell Rotella T6 Full Synthetic and T5 Synthetic Blend engine oils through the buying and selling of carbon credits from Shell’s global portfolio of nature-based solutions projects, and continued investment in nature-based solutions initiatives.
Shell’s global portfolio of nature-based carbon credits will compensate carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions from the entire lifecycle of these products, including the raw materials, packaging, production, distribution, customer use and product end of life.
The carbon offsetting program provide an immediate solution to balance CO2e emissions, Shell officials said in a press release.
Globally, Shell aims to offset the annual emissions of more than 52 million gallons of advanced synthetic lubricants, expecting to compensate around 700,000 tonnes of CO2e emissions per year.
The transition to a low-carbon energy future will require a range of solution, including using more recycled contents in product bottles when possible and using renewable energy sources at the Shell Lubricant blending plants, officials said.