Aramco to showcase technologies at US show

Saudi oil giant attends motor show to push its innovative research and development programmes.

Aramco is seeking to transform the efficiency of the ICE.
Aramco is seeking to transform the efficiency of the ICE.

Saudi Aramco is to display innovative technologies that could transform the internal combustion engine (ICE), leading to improvements to efficiency and reducing its environmental impact at an ongoing motor show in Detroit.

The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) runs from January 13 to 28.

Aramco, along with leading car makers, is focusing on research programmes to develop new fuel and engine solutions capable of creating significant competitive and environmental advantages.

“Electrification can play a role in addressing emissions. But the consensus is that ICEs will be prevalent for decades to come. Therefore, in the short to medium term, improving the ICE will yield the greatest benefits,” Ahmad Al Khowaiter, Aramco’s Chief Technology Officer, said. “By collaborating with sector leaders and innovators to develop advanced ICE technologies, Saudi Aramco is putting into action our commitment to simultaneously address global climate and mobility challenges.”

At the NAIAS, the company will demonstrate advanced ICE and enabling technologies including gasoline compression ignition, octane on demand, the opposed piston engine and mobile carbon capture.

Saudi Aramco’s global transport research network encompasses its Research and Development Centre in Dhahran; a partnership with the Clean Combustion Research Centre at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia; the Aramco Research Centre in Detroit, Michigan and the Aramco Fuel Research Centre in Paris, France.

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