Shell and Microsoft kind alliance to assist tackle carbon emissions
Supplying Shell with renewable energy will help Microsoft meet its renewable energy goals and overall goal of being carbon negative by 2050
Shell International Petroleum Company Limited and Microsoft CorporationBuilding on a history of three decades of collaboration, we are entering into a new strategic alliance to support progress towards a world with net zero emissions.
This builds on the strong foundation of decades of technological collaboration between the two companies. This type of strategic alliance is a model of how companies can work together to achieve their net zero ambitions.
"Microsoft and Shell both have rich innovation histories and courageous decarbonization ambitions," said Huibert Vigeveno, Shell's downstream director. “We are proud of the work we have already done together. Our strategic alliance will allow us to push the boundaries of what can be achieved. We believe we can make tremendous progress for Shell, Microsoft, our customers, and beyond. "
"We are building on our collaboration with Shell by creating a closer alliance to further accelerate innovation in support of decarbonization and the transition to energy," said Judson Althoff, executive vice president of Microsoft's global retail business. "Such cross-industry collaborations are fundamental to helping society achieve net zero emissions by 2050, and digital transformation is key to addressing this important problem within the energy sector and beyond."
This strategic alliance will support Shell's ambition to be a zero-emission energy company in harmony with society and its customers by 2050 or earlier. Supplying Shell with renewable energy will help Microsoft meet its renewable energy goals and overall goal of being carbon negative by 2050.
It is expected that over time, the alliance will enable the two companies to achieve even more together.
Shell will provide Microsoft with renewable energy and help Microsoft meet its commitment to 100% renewable energy supply by 2025. The two companies will continue to work together on Artificial Intelligence (AI), which has already driven the transformation of Shell's operations by providing access to real-time data insights that help keep employees safe and on-site, and deliver efficiency gains that help reduce carbon emissions. Shell’s emissions contributed.
Both companies will work together on new digital tools to enable Shell to provide effective support to its suppliers and customers in reducing their carbon footprint. The petroleum company and Microsoft will examine the collaboration to advance the use of sustainable aviation fuels. Companies will use Microsoft's Azure cloud computing system and data from Shell assets to improve operational security by improving risk analysis, prediction and prevention.
Both companies have already achieved important results through their longstanding technological collaboration.
Shell and Microsoft have been working together on AI for three years. So far this year, 47 proprietary applications with AI support have been deployed across all Shell companies. Technologies such as real-time production optimization have already shown that they can reduce CO2 emissions in Shell's operation for liquefied natural gas (LNG). The companies strive to accelerate their AI work together to increase efficiency and reduce emissions.
The companies have worked together to develop technology that will help protect Shell’s employees and sites. For example, Microsoft Azure supports Shell's AIR (Autonomous Integrity Recognition) system, which uses image recognition algorithms to detect when devices or parts of a site are susceptible to corrosion.
The alliance will deepen the more than three decades of cooperation between the two companies. This will enable Microsoft and Shell to accelerate their progress in reducing CO2 emissions.