Shell and Flix enter alternative fuel agreement
Shell and Flix (the company behind FlixBus) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and entered a long-term strategic partnership for the use of alternative fuels on long-distance coaches.
The first project under the new strategic partnership will see Shell and Flix aim at advancing the development and introduction of bio-LNG for the Flix coach fleet. Both companies have set the target of equipping up to 50 Flix coaches with bio-LNG technology within the next two years.
With this partnership, Flix and Shell want to enhance the development and establishment of alternative fuels such as bio-LNG, HVO (hydrogenated vegetable oils) and biodiesel as well as hydrogen and electricity for forward-looking, long-distance coach services. The bio-LNG will be produced from agricultural residuals.
Since both Flix and Shell operate internationally, both companies see great potential in the long-term joint planning and design of the corresponding infrastructure.
“People want to travel. It is our mission to make their trips as sustainable as possible by providing smart and green mobility solutions” – Fabian Stenger, COO, Flix SE
Fabian Stenger, COO, Flix SE, said: “People want to travel. It is our mission to make their trips as sustainable as possible by providing smart and green mobility solutions. Together with our partner Shell, we explore the use of alternative fuels. Biogas, in particular, is one big step ahead, as it does not only reduce CO2 emissions significantly, but also helps to recycle organic waste and avoids landfills. We are committed to introducing this technology in our network, as our-long term goal is to achieve carbon neutrality and thus contribute to shaping a new, safer and healthier context for generations to come.”
“With this cooperation between Shell and Flix, we set a milestone for sustainable mobility” – Sönke Kleymann, Managing Director euroShell Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
Sönke Kleymann, Managing Director euroShell Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG, said: “Shell is committed to shaping the future of mobility in a sustainable manner. This is also true for heavy-duty vehicles and coach traffic. With this cooperation between Shell and Flix, we set a milestone for sustainable mobility. We are looking forward to jointly implementing projects to support the decarbonization of long-distance coach services.”