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High science on the high seas

Advancing new technologies for lower-emission fuels

High science on the high seas

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Creating new fuels to help cut maritime emissions

Marine fuel used in the global shipment of goods is undergoing a tremendous change. In helping to facilitate that change, ExxonMobil has engineered breakthrough lower-emission fuels like the EMF.5 that are helping meet the International Marine Organization’s environmental standards. Longer term, we're formulating new solutions to help put the industry on a path to cut emissions from port to port now and in the future. Learn more about what we're doing to advance lower-emission marine fuels.

We are developing the lower-emission solutions that will help our customers meet the International Maritime Organization’s 2050 emissions targets.
scientist in a lab

Helping to cut greenhouse gas emissions in shipping

ExxonMobil completed sea trials of its first marine biofuel oil, which, compared to conventional marine fuels, could lower CO2 emissions by as much 40%.*

*Benefit compared to conventional petroleum-based VLSFO, calculated on an energy basis. Well-to-wake CO2 emissions reduction calculated using Directive 2009/30/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council Annex IV C. 1 and MEPC 66/21 Annex 5”

Working to lower emissions

Creating a new marine fuel involves a commitment to fundamental science, a push for new technologies and a dedication to find new ways to cut emissions. Today, we are working with partners to help develop a new marine biofuel, an initiative that could have a lasting impact on greenhouse gas emissions.

Further reducing emissions

Global maritime trade represents 90 percent of all goods shipped — making lower-emission fuels essential in this sector.

A complete offering

We have a full suite of marine fuels and lubricants, including cylinder, hydraulic lubricants and low-sulfur bunker fuel. We have this covered from bow to stern.

Solutions for all types of vessels

Our solutions aren’t just for the deep sea. ExxonMobil provides solutions for inland and coastal shipping, as well as cruise and ferry vessels.

Refining low-sulfur fuels

Our refineries in Antwerp, Rotterdam, Singapore and other areas have the capacity to produce maritime fuel that meets today’s strictest International Marine Organization regulations.

A deeper dive

Can a Cowboy drive an EV? Were finding out

Can a Cowboy drive an EV? We’re finding out

Key takeaways:

  • We’re piloting the use of EVs in our fleet.
  • Driving EV pickups in the Permian.
  • EVs already in use at our U.S. manufacturing sites.
Decarbonization not deindustrialization: Why Europe needs industry to deliver climate solutions

Decarbonization not deindustrialization: Why Europe needs industry to deliver climate solutions

Key takeaways:

  • To meet the EU’s net zero 2050 ambitions, industry investments will need to increase significantly.
  • ExxonMobil plans to spend $20 billion globally on lower-emission investments from 2022 through 2027, but unless policies change, it will be difficult to spend part of those funds in Europe.
  • Policy plays a key role in making Europe attractive for the projects and technologies needed to help advance the energy transition.
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.
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.
Knock on wood: turning biomass into fuel

Knock on wood: turning biomass into fuel

  • The energy transition will require multiple solutions and collaborations.
  • ExxonMobil and the National Renewable Energy lab are testing the conversion of wood waste to bio-oil.
  • This oil has the potential to be upgraded into a biofuel for the vehicles we drive today.
The winning formula: Inside Toyota Gazoo Racing

The winning formula: Inside Toyota Gazoo Racing

  • The FIA World Rally Championship announced a mandatory switch to biofuels
  • Toyota Gazoo Racing needed help from Mobil1 to recalibrate its cars to meet new requirements – and fast.
  • ExxonMobil developed a new winning formula, resulting in Toyota Gazoo Racing becoming a triple title winner in the Championship.
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. 
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.
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.
The aha moment: Meha Shah

The ‘aha’ moment: Meha Shah

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.
The aha moment: Sheryl Rubin-Pitel and Ken Kar

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.
The aha moment: Krystal Wrigley

The ‘aha’ moment: Krystal Wrigley

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.

ExxonMobil expands interest in biofuels, acquires stake in Biojet AS

IRVING, Texas – ExxonMobil is expanding its interests in biofuels that can help reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector, acquiring a 49.9% stake in Biojet AS, a Norwegian biofuels company that plans to convert forestry and wood-based construction waste into lower-emissions biofuels and biofuel components.
From farm leftovers to biofuel

From farm leftovers to biofuel

Imagine turning agricultural leftovers into low-emission biofuel. That is, taking plant parts like inedible cornstalks and fueling our cars, trucks, boats and planes. ExxonMobil and its partners at Clariant and Genomatica are working together as part of an ambitious research program to do just that.
One-of-a-kind partners working on breakthrough innovations

One-of-a-kind partners working on breakthrough innovations

No single company, organization or institution has all the answers when it comes to developing tomorrow’s low-emission energy. That’s why global energy company ExxonMobil is partnering with a range of organizations – including a leading biotechnology company to develop next-generation biofuels and a boutique technology company looking to vacuum carbon dioxide straight from the sky.
ExxonMobil and Porsche are testing advanced biofuels and renewable, lower-carbon eFuels

ExxonMobil and Porsche are testing advanced biofuels and renewable, lower-carbon eFuels

The specially-formulated Esso Renewable Racing Fuel will be tested on the racetrack in Porsche’s high-performance motorsports engines beginning at the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup 2021
An ExxonMobil employee using a profilometer

Emerging vehicle and fuel technology

We actively support initiatives to reduce consumer emissions from the use of our products in the transportation sector. These include research efforts with partner universities and other companies to address the fuel and vehicle as a single system to improve efficiency.
Heavy duty with a lighter CO2 footprint

Heavy duty with a lighter CO2 footprint

Moving the world’s goods with fewer emissions
Advancing motorsports

Advancing motorsports

Racing into the future to enhance performance
Transforming transportation

Transforming transportation

Powering the future of transportation

Lower-emission fuels

Lower-emission fuels

Continuing to reduce emissions today and into the future