Mazda is starting a research partnership with Saudi state-owned oil company Saudi Aramco and Japanese research organization the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) to optimize both the oil refinery process and the combustion engine to produce less CO₂.
Saudi Aramco is the state-owned oil company of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It will work on developing a fuel that can be refined with a smaller CO₂ output.
Meanwhile, Mazda and AIST will work together to design a high-efficiency engine that uses the fuel. AIST is one of the largest public research organizations in Japan.
This development partnership to reduce well-to-wheel emissions is part of Mazda’s ‘Sustainable Zoom-Zoom 2030’ vision for technology development, which was announced in August last year and underscores Mazda’s commitment to the internal combustion engine.