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Research and Development


HPCL has set-up its prestigious 'HP Green R&D Centre' at Bengaluru, India in 2016 with an objective to develop innovative & path breaking technologies and products. The Centre has been set-up in eastern fringes of Bengaluru, the garden city of India, and is located 15 km from ITPL / Whitefield. HP Green R&D Centre is being built in phases in a campus of 104 acres. The Phase–I of the R&D centre has laboratories in the areas of FCC / RFCC, Hydroprocessing, Catalysis, Bioprocesses, Crude Evaluation & Fuels Research, Analytical, Process Modelling & Simulation and Nano Technology which are built with state-of-the-art research facilities / equipment. In April 2022, R&D Centre inaugurated 7 new Labs under Phase-II i.e., Petrochemicals & Polymers lab, Engine Testing lab, Tribology lab, Corrosion Studies lab, Novel Separations lab, Residue Upgradation lab and Battery Research lab. The R&D centre is recognized by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) and has collaborations with research institutes in India and abroad. Currently, HPCL R&D has a dedicated team of 126 officers (scientific & support) and 133 fixed term associates (scientific).


HPCL R&D Centre has Made Major Technical Accomplishments in Terms of Developing & Commercializing Novel Technologies and Products in Refineries which Led to Significant Cost Advantages and Efficiency Improvements in HPCL.

New Technologies & Products Demonstrated 59
Lube Products 1486
Indian Patents Filed 254
International Patents Filed 314
Patents Granted (Indian, US, Europe, Japan) 217
International Publications 65