Clean Tech Innovation

  • BC Centre for Innovation and Clean Energy (CICE)

    Shell’s commitment of $35 million, along with matching funds from the Government of Canada and the Government of British Columbia, helped to establish the BC Centre for Innovation and Clean Energy. The Centre is bringing together innovators, industry, governments and academics to help accelerate the commercialization and scale-up of lower-carbon energy technologies. It is also a catalyst for new partnerships and world-leading innovation to deliver near and longer-term carbon emission reductions.

  • Natural Gas Innovation Fund (NGIF)

    Shell is a member of the NGIF, an initiative of the Canadian Gas Association to support cleantech innovation in natural gas. NGIF fills a technology development gap in the sector and invests in innovation led by cleantech start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises enabling natural gas solutions for current and emerging challenges facing Canada’s energy system.


Shell sees opportunities across the hydrogen supply chain. Shell and Canadian company HTEC launched Canada’s first retail hydrogen vehicle re-fueling station in Vancouver and Shell now hosts a second HTEC site within our Mobility network. 

Hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles convert hydrogen into electricity and produce only heat and water when driven. They can drive up to 700 kilometres before being refueled in a few minutes at a standard station with a hydrogen dispenser.

Low Carbon Fuels

Shell Canada is committed to producing and supplying low-carbon fuels such as biodiesel and renewable diesel to help lower carbon emissions from transportation and help our customers meet their own decarbonization ambitions.

In Canada, Shell supplies renewable diesel in British Columbia, Manitoba and Quebec, while biodiesel is marketed across the country. Shell has also invested with others in the deployment of biofuels technologies in Canada with the Forge biofuel production plant and the Varennes Carbon Recycling project.

FORGE: Canadian biofuel start-up FORGE Hydrocarbons Corp is building a first-of-its-kind CAD$30 million commercial-scale, biofuel production plant in Sombra, Ontario with a capability of 7.5 million gallons of renewable fuels annually. These fuels include renewable jet fuel, diesel and naphtha from waste fats and oils which are cheaper to produce than conventional renewable diesel and require no specialized blending infrastructure.

Varennes Carbon Recycling: A waste-to-low-carbon-fuels plant in Québec, the facility will produce lower-carbon fuels and renewable chemicals products from non-recyclable waste. The plant will treat more than 200,000 tonnes of non-recyclable waste and wood waste per year with an annual production of nearly 125 million litres of low carbon fuels.

Renewable Power

EV charging : Shell currently owns or operates more than 11,000 public and private charge points in the United States and Canada. The Shell Recharge EV charging network is being deployed across various provinces in Canada, with the ambition to become a national EV charge point network provider, similar to our fuel-branded network, supporting EV drivers journeys from coast to coast.

In 2022, Shell announced that with support from Natural Resources Canada, 79 fast charging points (which operate between 50 and 180 kilowatt hours) would be installed at select Shell retail locations along critical corridors from British Columbia to Ontario. We plan to grow our Shell Recharge brand network presence across North America by providing customers with the best and most convenient EV experience available, enabling them to charge where, when and how they want.


Solar at Scotford: Shell Canada and its North American solar platform Silicon Ranch are building a 58-megawatt solar farm adjacent to Shell’s Scotford Energy Park. The solar farm will be the first in Canada to be built, owned and operated by Tennessee-based Silicon Ranch, which is 47% owned by Shell. The power generated by the new solar farm will be dedicated to the Scotford refinery providing 20% of its energy needs.

Onshore Wind: Shell has a long-term power purchase agreement with Calgary-based BluEarth to purchase wind capacity from their 130 MW Hand Hills Wind Project near Drumheller, Alberta. Shell Energy will purchase the electricity and associated emission offsets from 100 MW of the project’s capacity.

a man and a woman walk along rapids in the forest

Nature-Based Solutions

Nature-based solutions projects offer a way to create carbon credits by working with ecosystems such as forests, grasslands, wetlands, and coastal areas or projects that improve agricultural sustainability.

Shell invests in projects that have strong environmental, safety and social safeguards and are audited by an independent third-party to ensure all carbon credits and associated biodiversity and community benefits are real and can be verified.

Find out more about Nature Based Solutions in Canada here.

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Carbon Capture and Storage

The Quest Carbon Capture and Storage facility, near Edmonton, Alberta, shows that large-scale CO2 capture is a safe and effective measure to reduce CO2 emissions from industrial sources. Learn more about our Quest facility here