Tackling Energy Challenges

Detroit Research Center hosts leaders from Gulfstream Aerospace, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Aramco’s work to decarbonize transportation and develop new technologies ‘generating significant interest.’

Detroit Research Center hosts leaders from Gulfstream Aerospace, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Leaders from Gulfstream Aerospace and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently visited the Detroit Research Center to learn about Aramco’s innovative work to decarbonize transportation and develop new technologies to address energy challenges.


They were shown our technologies for near-zero pollutant emissions, mobile carbon capture, and low climate impact fuels.


“Aramco’s innovative research to address big challenges is generating significant interest among people who are interested in forging partnerships with us to propel new technologies forward,” Mohammad N. AlAskar, director of U.S. R&D, said about the visits facilitated by the office of the chairman.


Exhibits included Aramco’s commercial engine technology that can lower NOx pollutant emissions by more than 90% to meet future global regulatory requirements, a gasoline compression ignition engine that nearly doubles fuel economy for larger SUVs and light trucks, the Dilute Boost and Turbulent-Jet Ignition nearer term technologies that offer 9% to 14% lower CO2 emissions, Aramco’s hydrogen internal combustion engine, and the company’s Class 8 long-haul truck that lowers CO2 emissions 42% by using capture technology that is now being developed for vessels.


“The advancements we are making in Detroit come from important strategic partnerships with OEMs and collaboration with our colleagues in Aramco’s global network of research centers,” said David J. Cleary, director of the Detroit Research Center.


Gulfstream leaders included president Mark Burns and Charles Etter, lead for environmental strategy and regulatory affairs.

The engagement focused on opportunities to innovate, develop, and deploy economically feasible technologies that offer meaningful greenhouse gas emissions reduction. Gulfstream leaders were interested to see how the Archie tool could be used to evaluate trends related to low carbon aviation fuels.


“Gulfstream has been leading the industry as a sustainability innovator for decades. We welcome the opportunity for collaboration with industry partners to further address these complex challenges,” Burns said. 


Visitors from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a nongovernmental business group, included Khush Choksy, senior vice president for Middle East affairs and international development, and Marty Durbin, senior vice president for policy and president of the Chamber’s Global Energy Institute.


“It is abundantly clear that Aramco is an important driver of R&D in the U.S. market. This is important because we know that innovation can be a catalyst for economic growth that benefits businesses of all types,” said Choksy.


Caption for top photo: Representatives from Aramco R&D talk about their research with leaders from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.


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