2. R & D at JPEC Advanced Technology and Research Institute
(2) Development of Technologies for Automotive Fuels:R&D concerning Use of LCO Fractions
ATRI has been working on the research subjects relevant to all stakeholders in the oil industry and also on the studies jointly conducted with the auto industry. Specifically, research has been conducted on the correlation between the quality of gasoline/diesel fuels and auto emissions,fuel efficiency and evaporative emissions as well as on the improvement of utilization efficiency of energy. Future-generation components including LCO fractions, biomass fuels and GTL are also included in the research. ATRI utilizes various equipment and facilities for the research of automobile fuels, including chassis dynamometers, engine test benches, SHED (Sealed Housing for Evaporative Determination) units, and state-of-the-art vehicles/engines.