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Shell Contacts Jacobs for Ethanol and Biodiesel Blending Facilities in Euro Depots

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. has received a 3-year contract from Shell Supply and Distribution to provide front-end design, engineering, procurement, and construction management services for Shell’s European biofuels program. The objective of the program is to install bioethanol and biodiesel blending facilities in Shell depots throughout Europe.

Under the program, Jacobs will develop conceptual designs and basic engineering packages for various biofuel blending projects, progressing to full implementation and construction management for most of the projects. Jacobs will execute the work in its Ghent, Belgium, office.

Officials did not disclose the contract value.

Jacobs, with more than 56,000 employees and revenues exceeding $10.0 billion, provides technical, professional, and construction services globally.



Blending of ethanol and gasoline and biodiesel and diesel can be as little as 10% bio. The question is will this outfit deeply embedded into the oil and gas industry do any more than pay lip service to biofuels? At the moment they are heavily driven by inflated oil pricing to expand drilling and "enhanced recovery" worldwide.

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