Shell Food Truck Donation
This custom-built food truck features a Pavegen walkway along the length of the truck window, generating visual data about the energy potential of consumers’ footsteps as they order their food created, two GravityLights hanging to generate light from the power of gravity, two Insolar umbrellas around the truck fitted with solar technology to enable phones and other USB devices to be charged, as well as solar panels on the roof of the truck to help power the kitchen appliances, a Capture Mobility turbine on top of the truck to generate power from wind energy to help power the kitchen appliances, a grill unit using bio-bean’s carbon neutral Coffee Log briquettes to cook the food and a bio-bean capture unit indicating the potential energy of the coffee waste collected, and a MotionECO capture unit indicating the potential energy of the waste cooking oil collected.

More meals are on the way for children

More meals are on the way for children in the Houston community who need it most, thanks to a donation Shell made to the Houston Food Bank today. Shell donated its “Super Gyro” Synergy Truck to support the Houston Food Bank’s goal of providing five million hot meals for children by 2018.

“Being an active member of the community and providing vital assistance when our neighbors need us most is a role Shell is happy to fulfill,” said Bruce Culpepper, U.S. Country Chair & President, Shell Oil Company. “Our donation of the Synergy Truck, which incorporates the hopeful vision of college students who are helping to create energy innovations, allows us to make a daily positive impact on people’s lives.”

The Houston Food Bank will use the Synergy Truck’s kitchen

The Houston Food Bank will use the Synergy Truck’s kitchen to demonstrate how to prepare healthy meals through their ‘Cooking Matters’ program, as well as educate children on nutrition, while providing a hot meal.

 “We [the Houston Food Bank] are beyond grateful for the continued generosity from Shell,” said Nicole Lander, Director of Outreach Services, Houston Food Bank. “The donation of the Synergy Truck will not only help us to reach children and families in economically disadvantaged areas that have limited access to hot meals, but also allow us to continue to provide food for disaster relief.”

A Product of Collaboration

The Shell “Super Gyro” Synergy Truck, a product of the latest collaboration with the Shell #makethefuture campaign, has already made a mark on Houston. The Truck stopped at 15 existing food bank events, providing more than 3,700 hot meals to those recovering from the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey. 

The Truck features six bright energy ideas developed by entrepreneurs from around the world. As part of the #makethefuture campaign, college students from across the U.S. and Europe were then challenged to re-imagine every aspect of the food truck experience by incorporating these energy innovations. Some of the energy technologies which help to sustainably power the kitchen and production of the food from within the Truck, include:  

Six Bright Energy Ideas Powering the Shell "Super Gyro" Synergy Truck

  • A Pavegen walkway along the length of the truck window, generating visual data about the energy potential of consumers’ footsteps as they order their food created
  • Two GravityLights hanging to generate light from the power of gravity 
  • Two Insolar umbrellas around the truck fitted with solar technology to enable phones and other USB devices to be charged, as well as solar panels on the roof of the truck to help power the kitchen appliances
  • A Capture Mobility turbine on top of the truck to generate power from wind energy to help power the kitchen appliances
  • A grill unit using bio-bean’s carbon neutral Coffee Log briquettes to cook the food and a bio-bean capture unit indicating the potential energy of the coffee waste collected
  • A MotionECO capture unit indicating the potential energy of the waste cooking oil collected

Earlier in the year, the Synergy Truck also visited multiples colleges around the U.S. to educate students on the potential for innovation in energy and the scope for collaboration to generate new energy ideas that can help create a more cleaner energy.

More About Six Bright Energy Ideas

Turning gravity into light

Harnessing kinetic energy from the gravity of falling rocks, GravityLight produces a safe, renewable source of light to those with no access to electricity.

Making Santa Marta brighter

Insolar bring together volunteers, community partners and job trainees to implement solar energy. It is supported by Shell.

A new spin on efficiency

What if we could capture the wind created by passing cars with roadside turbines, and turn it into usable energy?

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Shell Oil Company is an affiliate of the Royal Dutch Shell plc, a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with operations in more than 70 countries. In the U.S., Shell operates in 50 states and employs more than 20,000 people working to help tackle the challenges of the new energy future.

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