Energy has been key to the north side of the IJ-river for more than a hundred years. STCA is one of the three largest Shell research centres worldwide. Where new ideas, technology and decades of experience come together to meet the energy needs of today and tomorrow.


Research: Then and now

In 1914, Shell built the first laboratory on the northern bank of the IJ. Researchers assessed the quality of crude oil extracted in the Dutch East Indies and other locations.

New energy

Over the coming decades, society will face a worldwide challenge. While society has to emit fewer and fewer greenhouse gases, energy consumption will increase due to the growing world population and increasing prosperity. More efficient use and cleaner energy are the core of a large part of the research activities within STCA.

Gas technologies

Discover here the role that gas technologies can play in the energy transition.

From fossil to renewable energy: a key role for catalysis

In almost every technology developed at STCA, a chemical reaction occurs to convert one substance into another. A catalyst accelerates almost every chemical reaction.

Hydrocarbon Processing

While society is increasingly switching to renewable energy sources, we cannot do without fossil fuels yet. It allows aircrafts to fly, cars to drive and boats to travel.

Digital technologies: Drones, Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence

STCA has a department which focuses completely on researching, developing and applying digital technologies. For example, drones, virtual reality and artificial intelligence. But how?

Experimental installations

STCA designs, builds and maintains most of the 1,300 indoor test installations and pilot plants. This makes STCA unique.

NIEUW Scenario: een klimaatneutraal EU in 2050

NIEUW Scenario: een klimaatneutraal EU in 2050

De EU richt zich erop om klimaatneutraal te zijn in 2050. Het Shell Scenarios team beschrijft een technisch haalbaar traject hoe de EU daar kan komen.

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