R&DC Quest 2012

Fuel Technology R&D Team

The Fuel Technology R&D Team is engaged in various efforts with a goal of developing fuels which support sustainable mobility by improving the efficiency of the internal combustion engine, minimizing the carbon footprint on a life cycle basis and reducing the cost of fuel/engine systems required to meet future legislative and societal demands. These efforts are expanding both locally and globally through in-house/in-Kingdom research programs as well as collaborations and strategic alliances with technology providers and research institutions worldwide.

Fuel Technology Challenges

  1. Meeting future transportation low emission targets in a cost-effective manner
  2. PCCI technology and fuels
  3. Advanced Spark-Ignition engines
  4. Predictive yet efficient models for combustion in advanced engines
  5. Better indicators of fuel auto-ignition characteristics in advanced engines