Joint research project geared at making ICE more efficient

Aug 29, 2018

Japanese automaker Mazda Motor Corporation recently announced it will begin an R&D project with oil company Saudi Aramco and Japan’s National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) attempting to make internal combustion engines (ICE) more efficient and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Saudi Aramco is expected to develop a fuel resulting in lower carbon dioxide emissions, and Mazda and AIST will develop a high-efficiency engine that uses the fuel. The initiative is expected to yield technologies that effectively reduce carbon dioxide emissions on a well-to-wheel basis.

It is no longer sufficient to focus solely on the tank-to-wheel phase. Companies must develop more fuel-efficient engines and cars that emit low levels of carbon dioxide while driving on the road. Through this research, Mazda will build on a long history of technology development efforts aimed at reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Read more about this joint research project here.

Why should you care?

Protecting the environment is becoming more and more prevalent in today’s ecocentric world. It’s important to stay up-to-date with company trends combining outstanding environmental and safety performance with driving pleasure.