Illinois-based Gas Technology Institute (GTI) is the developer of IH² Technology. Shell Catalysts & Technologies has acquired exclusive global sub-licensing rights for IH² technology, which converts biomass directly into cellulosic gasoline and diesel hydrocarbon blend-stocks.

The licensing agreement between the parties will expedite the realisation of clean energy initiatives to increase energy supply and contribute towards regional mandates for renewable fuels. GTI and Shell work collaboratively to further the IH² technology and bring technology to the global marketplace.

About GTI

GTI is the leading research, development and training organisation addressing energy and environmental challenges to enable a secure, abundant, and affordable energy future. For 75 years, they have been providing economic value to the natural gas industry and energy markets by developing technology-based solutions for industry, government, and consumers.


Shell Catalysts & Technologies has a strategic alliance with Zeton. They have supported IH² technology with modular design and fabrication of the STCB bench-, pilot- and demonstration-scale plants.

Throughout their involvement, Zeton worked closely with both GTI and Shell to understand specific requirements for the various scale IH² process plants. Zeton’s expertise in modular process plant design and construction will also assist in streamlining these aspects for licensed plants in the 500 tonne/day feedstock designs.

About Zeton

Zeton is the world-leading designer and builder of innovative lab scale systems, pilot plants, demonstration plants, and small modular commercial plants. Located in Burlington, ON, Canada, and Enschede, The Netherlands, Zeton has completed over 700 projects, more than 35 of which were demonstration plants. Since 1986, Zeton has helped its customers to bring their new technology and processes to market.


Shell Catalysts & Technologies has selected KBR as the exclusive FEED Engineering Service provider supporting the licensed design of the IH² technology commercial-scale facilities. KBR delivers a wide range of services supporting the energy, hydrocarbon, government services, minerals, civil infrastructure, power, and industrial markets.

KBR’s international resources and decades of experience with the proven technology components of an IH² technology processing facility will serve to meet the rapid implementation timelines of Shell’s IH² Technology licensors. KBR has been actively involved in the biofuels industry and is positioned to provide expertise and experience in support of IH² Technology commercialisation, either as grass-root facilities or as integrated with existing manufacturing sites.

About KBR

KBR is headquartered in Houston, Texas. The company has operations worldwide in 70+ countries. KBR differentiates itself as a technology-driven engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) company.

KBR delivers services through its Hydrocarbons; Infrastructure, Government & Power; and Services Business Groups. Hydrocarbons Business Group Business Units include Gas Monetisation; Oil & Gas, Downstream, and Technology. Infrastructure, Government & Power Business Group Business Units include: North American Government & Logistics (NAGL); International Government, Defense & Support Services (IGDSS); Infrastructure; Minerals; and Power & Industrial. Services Business Group Business Units include: Construction; Canada Operations; Building Group; and Industrial Services.


Leverage Our Strategic Alliances

Shell Catalysts & Technologies is partnering with a number of companies in the upstream & renewables market to further IH² technology. As innovators in waste to fuel technology, we are conducting extensive research on how best to optimise the IH2 technology for future usage and implementation.

Catalysts for IH² Advanced Biofuels Technology

Improve the IH² process with advanced biofuel catalysts. Shell Catalysts & Technologies develops catalyst formulations that fulfil IH² technology process requirements.

Biomass to Fuels: IH² Commercial Process Optimisation

More than 30 process and catalyst patents have resulted from efforts at Shell Technology Centre Bangalore in collaboration with GTI.

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