Saudi Aramco launches Detroit centre for global fuels programme

Aramco Research Center Detroit inaugurationSaudi Aramco president and CEO Amin H. Nasser, centre, cuts the ribbon. (Image source: International MediaSaudi Arabian energy and chemicals company Saudi Aramco has launched its research and development centre in Michigan, Detroit 

Located in the city of Novi, it is one of three Aramco institutions in the United States. The new centre “further strengthens the company’s global fuels research programme”, claims the company’s public relations department. 

The programme has the goal of promoting the development and adoption of efficient, sustainable and affordable transport solutions for the future. Peary Ct, the street its centre has opened on, is also near to a biotechnology company and the popular Lakeshore Park, which houses wildlife and greenery. 

The research and development facility will focus on creating new fuels that combine with the engines of the future.

Spanning 50,000 square foot, the Saudi Arabian company will employ 50 professionals at the facility. It also has other R&D facilities in Paris, Aberdeen and Beijing in addition to the US and Saudi Arabia. 

Last year, one of its research centres won Technical Innovation of the Year award for its nanoparticle development. 

Calling fuel technology a “critical area of research”, Amin H. Nasser, president and CEO, said the company is “refining to invest in innovative solutions that will significantly improve efficiency and lower emissions from the well-head to the wheel". 

Novi mayor Bob Gatt remarked, “Novi has become an attractive location for research, technology and service providers.”

“Saudi Aramco’s presence here contributes to our community’s tremendous growth.”

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