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Aramco seals key Chinese research programme deal

RIYADH, November 10, 2018

State oil giant Saudi Aramco has partnered with a number of Chinese entities including Tsinghua University, FAW Jiefang Automotive Wuxi Diesel Works (Fawde), and Shandong Chambroad Petrochemicals Company to start a research program fully dedicated to fuel and engine optimization, and exhaust after-treatment technologies. 
 
For the first time a major energy company, engine manufacturer, petrochemicals company, and a renowned university have come together to develop advanced fuel and engine technologies to reduce emissions, said a statement from the company.
 
This co-operation aims to develop ultra-low emission fuel and engine technologies that would meet the most stringent future emission regulations.
 
Under the research program, Saudi Aramco will propose new fuel formulations, support its flagship technology Gasoline Compression Ignition, and further develop mobile carbon capture technologies as a viable route to achieve lower greenhouse gas emissions. it stated.
 
As per the deal, Chambroad Petrochemical will conduct refinery modelling, techno-economic analysis, and produce new fuels for testing, while Fawde will provide prototype engines and after-treatment systems, as well as conduct system integration and vehicle demonstration.
 
This collaboration aligns with the partners’ strategic intent to create solutions for CO2 reduction taking total emissions into consideration, while delivering efficient, reliable engine and fuels performance, it added.-TradeArabia News Service 



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