Work with SHV Energy to lower their carbon emissions by 25% by 2025


SHV Energy wants to reduce their direct CO2 emissions in Scopes 1 and 2 by working and collaborating with global innovative solutions in various steps in their value chain. 


Do you have a solution to reduce SHV Energy’s carbon emissions across their supply chain? As a global off-grid gas distributor, SHV Energy is looking for practical solutions focused on:


  • Efficient Transportation & Logistics to build future-proof and environmentally friendly operations. 
  • Smart Facilities for efficiency and renewable power generation in filling plants, offices and depots.


SHV Energy is also looking for Decision Support Systems to ensure the CO2 hotspots in these areas are identified, measured, managed, and acted upon.


If you are a startup with a ready to test or scale solution that can work with SHV Energy to reduce its CO2 emissions, this call is just for you!

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Within this domain, SHV Energy is looking for solutions to ensure the CO2 hotspots in these areas are identified, measured, managed, and acted upon.
To do so, the main innovations of interest are software tools to facilitate intelligent and predictive maintenance, sustainable decision making on CAPEX investments and software solutions focused on predictions and future scenarios that support SHV Energy to reduce their CO2 emissions.


The domain of Efficient Transportation & Logistics seeks to build future-proof and environmentally friendly operations.
Current challenges faced by SHV Energy in this segment are related to truck maintenance and high fuel consumption, as well as logistics optimisation to enable efficient ways of delivering SHV Energy products and reducing emissions from the company fleet.

To tackle these challenges, SHV Energy is looking for innovative solutions such as in-vehicle monitoring systems (IVMS), smart fuel management, sustainable trucking, Low Rolling Resistance (LRR) tires, turbo charging, among others.


This domain focuses on energy efficiency, renewable power generation and systems to facilitate autonomous decisions in buildings. SHV Energy has already lowered their direct emissions by installing solar panels in their facilities. This domain aims to take a step forward to further reduce the energy consumption of purchased or acquired energy.

To achieve this goal, SHV Energy is looking for innovative solutions such as HVAC optimisation, advanced energy consumption metering, sensor-based smart lighting, thermal insulation, new sources of energy, among others.


SHV Energy’s value chain is divided into eight steps. The Open Innovation Challenge is focused on reducing scope 1 and 2 emissions in midstream operations.

    • The winning solution of the SHV Energy Sustainability Challenge will work hand in hand with SHV Energy to implement a fully paid pilot.

    • Startups ranked 2nd and 3rd place , will also have the opportunity to access a partly paid pilot to implement their solution.

    • In addition, SHV Energy will provide access to the global SHV Energy network, collaborations with relevant business units, and industry exposure.

    Why SHV Energy?


    SHV Energy is a leading global distributor of off-grid energy such as LPG and LNG and is active in the area of biofuels and renewable energy solutions. Our products and services are predominantly used for heating, cooking and transport. SHV Energy provides these decentralised, low-carbon and clean energy solutions to 30 million business and residential customers whose needs are not met by a supply grid.


    We live in a fast-changing world. Trends emerge and rapidly influence the people around us. To anticipate future needs and drive the energy transition, we identify and meet customer and business challenges with innovative solutions. The way we work constantly evolves and a key change is incorporating innovation as a core capability within SHV Energy.



    August 9th, 2022

    Q&A Webinar

    August 19th, 2022

    Application Deadline

    September, 2022

    Selection & Finalists Announcement

    October 11th, 2022

    SHV Energy Finalists Event

    Deadline passed

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    What are SHV Energy’s sustainability ambitions?

    Our goal is to lower our CO2 emissions per tonne of LPG we distribute by 25% by 2025. In doing this, we search for places where we can implement energy savings and the use of renewable energy. Additionally, we want to improve our carbon impact – the effect of our products or services on the carbon footprint of customers. We’d like to help them lower their emissions, by helping them make the switch from polluting fuels to cleaner solutions.

    What are SHV Energy’s own emissions?

    When we measure our CO2, we’re looking first and foremost at our scope 1 and 2 emissions (from our facilities and vehicles), which are the easiest for us to reduce. In this Open Innovation Challenge this is what we focus on and consider to be ‘our own emissions’. 


    In SHV Energy, we also measure and manage our scope 3 emissions, but in this challenge these are out of scope. Scope 3 emissions are a consequence of our activities, but occur at sources owned or controlled by another entity. Examples are outsourced operations, consumer usage of our products, employee business travel, and extraction and production processes.

    Why only scope 1 & 2 (own emissions)?

    Scope 3 emissions are by far the biggest source of emissions in SHV Energy. Still, we focus on scope 1 and 2 emissions in this challenge because we believe in taking direct responsibility for the operations we undertake, the services we deliver and the resources we use. By effectively lowering our scope 1 and 2 emissions we can reduce our environmental impact and lower operational costs, while boosting employee morale and engagement.

    Where do SHV Energy’s own emissions sit in the value chain?

    If we consider the 8 steps as depicted in the value chain visualisation, we have our own operations in step 3 up until step 7. We don’t have any operations in step 1 Extraction & Production and step 2 Upstream transportation (together upstream operations) and step 8 End use (downstream operations).

    What types of solutions are excluded from this challenge? 

    Carbon offsetting solutions are excluded from this Open Innovation Challenge, as we believe that effective CO2 reduction should be attributable to changes made directly in our operations, not to unrelated activities such as the purchase of emissions credits.

    What is SHV energy doing for its scope 3 emissions? 

    We look for opportunities to lower our scope 3 emissions by using cleaner ships, negotiating cleaner means of transportation for outsourced operations, and increasing the share of sustainable fuels in our product portfolio. More and more customers, particularly business customers, choose us as their energy supplier because we can support their goals around reducing their carbon footprint in an affordable, practical way. As we increase the supply of bioLPG to meet demand and move towards renewable energy, our scope 3 emissions will further increase.