Saudi Aramco Technologies Company, alongside Mazda and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), has launched a research program to develop advanced engine/fuel combinations for greater efficiency and CO2 reduction, Trade Arabia reported.

“This cooperative research with Mazda and AIST underscores our shared commitment to delivering advanced technology solutions that make a significant impact on real-world issues, notably a sustainable, affordable mobility future,” Saudi Aramco’s chief technology officer Ahmad Al-Khowaiter said.

He added that new engine technologies through improving the internal combustion engine are the most effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transport sector.

For the project, Saudi Aramco will provide low carbon fuels and Mazda will provide a prototype high-efficiency engine.

The companies will conduct a comprehensive CO2 assessment through refinery modelling, engine testing, spray diagnostics, and Computational Fluid Dynamics simulations.

The project is expected to be completed by 2020, with ongoing contributions and research from all three parties.