Aramco opens low-carbon solutions research centre

Saudi Arabia’s Aramco has inaugurated a new research centre at the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) which will use artificial intelligence and machine learning to developing solutions using e-fuels, hydrogen and ammonia, carbon capture systems and ‘advanced transport technologies’.

Ahmad Al-Khowaiter, Aramco Chief Technology Officer, said: ‘The Aramco Research Center (ARC) at KAUST offers a unique opportunity to strengthen our collaboration with KAUST and accelerate the development of cutting-edge technologies that will contribute to a low-carbon future.

‘Today, energy companies face the dual challenge of delivering sustainability and reliability. The critical research undertaken at this new facility will help us meet our obligations to customers and energy consumers worldwide, while also supporting our ambition of reaching operational net-zero emissions by 2050.’

Ian Taylor