20 December 2004 16:37 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (CNI)--Final equipment trials are expected in March 2005 under BASF's automotive fuel development alliance with the Chinese Research Academy for Environmental Sciences (CRAES).
BASF said in a statement on Monday that full testing on engines is expected to begin in the summer (Q3) of 2005. The work, which was agreed in June 2004, is aimed at lowering CO2 emissions from automotive engines through the development of superior quality fuels.
The research and development (R&D) unit will be the first independent engine testing laboratory to be established in Beijing. BASF and CRAES have appointed Darmstadt, Germany-based automotive testing specialist Schenck Pegasus to equip the facility.
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