A media connect was recently held at Bharat Petroleum’s Research & Development (R&D) division in Greater Noida under the auspices of the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas. Shri P S Ravi, BPCL Executive Director (Corporate Entities), Shri B L Newalkar, BPCL Chief General Manager (R&D), Shri R K Voolapalli, BPCL Chief General Manager I/c (R&D), and Shri S A Akhtar, BPCL Chief General Manager (PR & Branding) addressed the media in the presence of Shri Rajeev Kumar Jain, ADG (PIB), MoP&NG & MoHUA.
BPCL, with its cutting-edge facilities, major products, and strategic focus areas, is contributing to its business growth through innovative, sustainable, and environmentally friendly technological solutions, establishing itself as a renowned research centre that attracts the brightest minds from around the world.
The achievements of BPCL R&D are evident in its remarkable track record. The division has achieved amazing achievements over the years, including 164 patents submitted for cutting-edge discoveries, 87 patents granted across various countries, 17 technologies/products commercialised, and over 230+ scientific articles and book chapters. Notable innovations include the creation of “Green Silica” from rice straw-based 2G Bio-refinery ash, compostable biomaterials, and Superabsorbent Polymer (SAP).