Saudi Aramco to make hydrogen vehicles
RIYADH, January 7, 2022 – Saudi Aramco is working on plans for the local manufacturing of hydrogen-fuelled vehicles and the development of related technologies.
“Saudi Aramco is co-operating with major motor manufacturers and technology developers to support developing internal combustion engine models, technologies with lower emissions and efficient hybrid solutions,” Ahmed Al Saadi, senior vice-president for Aramco’s technical services, was quoted as saying by local media on Thursday.
Efforts will be carried out at the company’s Advanced Innovation Center, known as LAB7.
The deployment of hydrogen vehicles will be key to reducing transport-related emissions, particularly in difficult-to-decarbonise segments such as heavy vehicles, Al Saadi said.
In December, Aramco signed agreements to boost CCUS and hydrogen developments with French companies Gaussin, Air Liquide, Alteia and Axens.
Pictured: A Gaussin hydrogen-fuelled racing truck build for the Dakar 22 rally.