The Grand Prix Historique in Pau is a celebration of motor racing heritage, but this year’s event is also about the future of transport as it showcases the potential of new, low-carbon fuel technologies.
Synthetic fuels, chemically engineered using captured CO2 and green hydrogen, can be designed to be compatible with today’s transport technologies and fueling infrastructure. At Aramco, we are working hard with our network of global partners to accelerate the development of these lower-carbon fuels.
Two flagship projects sum up our work in more sustainable transport. In Bilbao, Spain, Aramco and Repsol are exploring the production of low-carbon synthetic diesel and jet fuel for automobiles and aircraft. The ambitious plan is to produce 2.6 million liters of synthetic fuels per year.
In NEOM, Saudi Arabia, Aramco and NEOM Energy and Water Company (ENOWA) are leveraging the potential of generating low-cost wind and solar power to produce synthetic gasoline for light-duty passenger vehicles.
At Aramco, we’re also looking into carbon capture and storage, which — combined with hydrogen production — could be key to unlocking the potential of low-carbon synthetic fuels that might one day power the cars at the Pau Grand Prix.