Aramco conducts research with Chinese partners to reduce the emission of fuel

Saudi Aramco and a number of Chinese companies, including Tsinghua University, Fu Jiefang Wuxi Diesel Engines and Shandong Chambrod Petrochemical Company, announced yesterday the launch of a research program aimed at improving fuel, engines and exhausts using post-treatment technologies.
This is the first time that a large energy company, an engine manufacturer, a petrochemical company and a prestigious university have collaborated to develop advanced fuel and engine technologies to reduce emissions.
According to a statement by Aramco, this collaboration is aimed at the development of emission-reducing engine and fuel technologies that will keep pace with stricter emission standards.
As part of this research program, Saudi Aramco will introduce new fuel formulas that support its leading combustion technology for internal combustion engines and develop carbon sequestration technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The partners have different roles to develop advanced technologies for a sustainable future in the transport sector, with Chambrod Petrochemicals implementing refinery models, technical-economic analysis and production of new fuels for testing, while Fu Jiefang Wuxi is providing prototypes of engines and systems. the implementation and testing of the integrated vehicle system.
This collaboration is in line with partner strategies to create innovative and realistic solutions to reduce CO2 emissions, while designing more efficient and reliable engines and delivering better fuel performance.
On the other hand, Eng. Amin Al-Nasser, President and Chief Executive Officer of Saudi Aramco, yesterday participated in a ceremony that laid the foundation stone of the Saudi Aramco Research and Development Center at the Science Park at Lomonosov Moscow State University.
The center is the ninth research and development center of Aramco outside the Kingdom, with an emphasis on the development of exploration and production techniques in the oil and gas sector and promotes cooperation in joint research activities, especially with Moscow State University and other Russian scientific institutions. .
Saudi Arabia welcomes this collaboration with the Moscow State University, which holds a leading position at the universities in Uurasia, a prestigious and world-famous university known for centuries for its academic tradition, its research focus. Its importance in the crude oil and gas sector, since Russia is an important energy state. "
"The strong partnerships between industry, business, academia and research are crucial to meet the challenges of communities and we are pleased to have laid the foundation stone for a new research center at this prestigious university and for a partnership agreement to sign so that a group of scientists and researchers Saudi Aramco Saudis with their counterparts of the best Russian scientists and researchers to bring new inventions and solutions to the challenges facing the industry. "The Saudi Aramco Research Center will be located in the scientific park of this university. Developing innovations and research to develop new solutions in the field of prospecting and production techniques that rely heavily on artificial intelligence, modeling and data analysis. "
"Laying the first stone of the new research center in addition to the ongoing discussions with various leading institutions in the Russian energy sector will bring our joint trade relations with Russia and its main energy companies to new horizons and benefit the participating parties. technical and scientific field, improving the capacity to provide hydrocarbon resources in the Kingdom and Russia. "
The first stone of the center is part of a memorandum of understanding between Saudi Aramco and Moscow State University, which was announced in August.
The ceremony marked the first stone of the center, the signing of a research agreement between Saudi Aramco and Moscow State University to develop cooperation between the two parties in research projects.
"The company will be led by the chief executive and Saudi-Aramco chief executive Prince Al-Nasser discussed joint interests and cooperation at a meeting in Moscow yesterday," said Russian oil star Rosneft.
Rosneft, the world's largest oil company by production, said in a brief statement that the two companies "discussed a wide range of issues relating to common interests and prospects for cooperation between Rosneft and Saudi Arabia."
The head of Saudi Aramco plans to consider buying an interest in the LNG 2 project in the Arctic, led by Russia's largest gas producer, Novatek, according to the Russian news agency.
Last month, the chief executive of the Russian direct investment fund said that Saudi Arabia could invest around $ 5 billion in the Arctic LNG project, which is expected to produce around 20 million tonnes of LNG in the next 10 years.
"The kingdom can buy 30 percent of the Arctic project," said Khalid al-Falih, minister of energy, industry and mineral wealth.
In a related context, a senior executive at Sinochem said yesterday that the Chinese group entered into annual agreements for the supply of crude oil for 2019 with Saudi Aramco and Kuwait Oil Corporation, with the quantities at the two suppliers having to be obtained by more than 20 percent. By 2018 ".
According to Reuters, the director, who refused to be identified because he was not authorized to talk to the media, said that the Saudi quantities would be processed at the Quanzhou refinery in Fujian province, as well as the Hongren refinery in Shandong province and the Petrochemical company in the Western Pacific in Dalian.