Innovation Agora

Transportation/Mobility Technology/Innovation

The Quiet ICE Revolution: New tech driving new directions

Tuesday, March 12

10:30 am - 11:15 am

Although batteries and electric motors are expected to play a major role in the future, there is a wide spectrum of views on how fast the transition from Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) to EVs might be. New technological breakthroughs such as “homogeneous charge compression ignition” may improve ICE efficiency by 20-30%. How will these ICE improvements affect competitiveness with electric vehicles? Could cost parity be delayed by new technology and new business models? How will this impact the penetration of EV and the composition of the car fleet of the future?

Session Speakers
  • Ahmad O. Al-Khowaiter

    Saudi Aramco

    Chief Technology Officer

  • Fellipe Balieiro

    IHS Markit

    Director of Energy & Mobility, Refining & Marketing

  • Bill Green


    Hoyt C. Hottel Professor in Chemical Engineering

  • Dr. SSV Ramakumar

    Indian Oil Corporation

    Director of Research & Development

  • Michael Buhr


    Chief Executive Officer