Pierre Varenne is the Managing director of innovation for research and development for Michelin in Switzerland. At the 2011 Michelin Challenge Bibendum Varenne is showing off the active wheel, a new wheel for an electric car. The evolution of the electric car can be seen in the design of the wheel. In Michelin's active wheel [...]
Berlin, Germany - Mark Williams is the Director of Shell's Global downstream business. Williams hosted a briefing at the 2011 Challenge Bibendum. I talked to Williams about their involvement in Iogen, a cellulosic ethanol, carbon capture storage and CO2 by-products, Gas-to-liquids (GTL) and Shell's involvement with Brazil's Cosan.
Berlin, Germany - Mark Williams is the Director of Shell's Global downstream business. Williams hosted a briefing at the 2011 Challenge Bibendum. I asked Williams which alternative energy Shell was having the hardest time mastering. His answer didn't surprise me, carbon capture and storage (CCS). CCS is a process that captures CO2 at it's source, [...]
Berlin, Germany - There have always been electric bikes at the Challenge Bibendum. This year there was one bicycle that captured my eye. It was Daz Konzept Michelin Elektro-Fahrrad, the concept Michelin Electric bicycle. Yann de Parscau, Marketing and Business Analyst for Michelin Lifestyle, showed us the bike. It's a prototype for the urban area [...]