Shell: Don’t expect a fuel revolution

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A global spike in alternative fuel usage is expected in the next few decades, but experts say conventional fuels — like diesel – will continue to power the world’s vehicles for some time.

Richard Tucker, general manager of technology for Shell’s commercial fuels and lubricants division, told our sister site, CCJ, the challenge will be in continuing to cut emissions of diesel engines and keeping up with the ever-increasing amount of vehicles on the road.

Tucker said that by 2050 another 2 billion vehicles will be on the world’s roads — a 60 percent increase over the amount of vehicles in use today. In the year 2050, two-thirds of vehicles on the road will still use conventional fuels and conventional engine technology, Tucker said at a Shell press event in Hamburg, Germany, last week.

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