Shell's Recycling Plans for the Future and What to Implement Now

March 11, 2021; 5:00–6:30pm EST

Virtual Seminar Hosted by SPE Northwestern Pennsylvania Section


Join NWPA SPE (on-line) as we welcome Shell’s Helmut Brenner to speak on the recycling plans of the future that we can implement today.

The chemicals business is one of Shell’s key growth priorities with a strategic emphasis on carbon reduction and plastic circularity. This focus will result in many beneficial new programs including a plan that by 2025, will process one million metric tonnes of post-use plastic per year across Shell’s global chemical facilities located in the US, Asia, and Europe.

The majority of plastics used are never recovered. About 90% go to landfills in the US and Canada. Recycling infrastructure and end markets are constrained by an outdated downgrading model. This presentation will show how to advance recycling combined with the mass balance approach solves both of these issues.

About the Speaker

Helmut Brenner, Sustainability Manager - Americas, Shell Chemical

25 years experience in the international oil, gas and chemicals industry as a capital projects manager and business sustainability manager. Specific areas of experience include non-technical risk management, state, federal and industry level advocacy and policy initiatives, circular economy initiatives, field supervision, field engineering, contracts management, technical consultancy, conceptual and detailed engineering for the design, construction and commissioning of world-class oil, gas and chemicals facilities.

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