The ‘aha’ moment: Sheryl Rubin-Pitel and Ken Kar

In any scientific endeavor, coming up with the idea is just the first step in the journey to a breakthrough. The finish line of innovation requires the curiosity, patience and resolve to keep working through unexpected setbacks and technical challenges.

Perspective Feb. 24, 2022

This is especially true as ExxonMobil researchers work together on researching and developing the next generation of lower-emission transportation fuels. Reducing emissions from ships and planes and on the roads is essential to meeting climate goals, as the transportation sector accounts for nearly one-quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions.

In this series, we spoke with some of ExxonMobil’s top scientists to find out what they’ve learned, what surprised them, and how they define success in the long game of scientific inquiry.

Sheryl Rubin-Pitel and Ken Kar are ExxonMobil engineers who have worked together for years on many new marine fuel blends that reduce emissions. The pair is part of a team dedicated to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the marine vessels that carry 90% of the world’s goods.

Hear from Sheryl and Ken about how they approach their work in the lab, how they define success, and, most importantly, what they learn from results they didn’t expect.

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Globetrotting gearheads fueling F1

Globetrotting gearheads fueling F1

Key takeaways:

  • Fiona McEwan and Pablo Terroba are ExxonMobil racing technical advisors with the Oracle RedBull F1 racing team.
  • They monitor the ExxonMobil fuels and lubricants for wear issues, making their support key to performance.

Lower-emission transportation Article Feb. 13, 2024

Let's deliver reduced transportation emissions

Let's deliver reduced transportation emissions

Key takeaways:

  • A diverse mix of technologies is vital to meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement.
  • We need policy that encourages investments in all technologies to reduce emissions.
  • Lower-emission fuels offer the potential for customers who cannot or do not want to purchase an EV to still play their part in reducing GHG emissions.

Lower-emission transportation Viewpoints Jan. 23, 2024

Lets deliver sustainable aviation fuel  with our existing infrastructure in France

Let’s deliver sustainable aviation fuel – with our existing infrastructure in France

Three key takeaways:

  • Global air travel demand is increasing.
  • Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) presents an opportunity to reduce emissions.
  • Co-processing can help accelerate the energy transition.

Lower-emission transportation Article Dec. 5, 2023

Strathcona: The road to renewable fuel

Strathcona: The road to renewable fuel

Renewable fuel production is ramping up at the Strathcona refinery. With hundreds of employees and contractors, and the capacity to fill 500,000 vehicles per day, this facility could deliver more than 6 million barrels of renewable diesel per year. 

Lower-emission transportation Perspective Aug. 3, 2023

The future of lower emission transportation fuels

The future of lower emission transportation fuels

For 30 years, Russ Green has worked primarily in ExxonMobil’s fuels and lubricants businesses. Today Russ is focused on developing lower-emission fuels for the highest emitting industries. Energy Factor recently spoke with Russ about the future of transportation and innovations he’s working on to help lower emissions.

Lower-emission transportation Perspective May 13, 2022

Renewable diesel for our changing world

Renewable diesel for our changing world

Diesel plays a critical role in enabling modern life. This high-energy fuel packs the power needed for trucking, aviation and maritime transportation – which help move people around the world, and goods from manufacturing sites to our doorsteps.

Lower-emission transportation Perspective April 7, 2022