New Technologies, R&D

We actively engage in research and innovation projects, while we also implement related programs, funded by European, National and other resources, in collaboration with universities and research institutions. Our goal is to pilot and mature applied research and innovation products in the fields of energy transition and digital transformation. 

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Active Participation in the European Strategy

We have submitted over 30 proposals for the European program under the Europe 2020 strategy, which positions research and innovation as central drivers for smart, sustainable and integrated growth. (HORIZON 2020 framework). 

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Main Research Interests

  • Hydrogen Technologies and Systems 
  • Carbon Capture & Utilization Technologies (CCS/ CCU) 
  • Digitization in Refining 
  • Developing technologies related to reduced carbon footprint fuels 
  • Renewable Energy Sources (Storage / Wind / Photovoltaics) 
  • Sustainable Transport - E-mobility 

Current Research and Development Programs

We aim to collaborate and create synergies to design, support and implement research activities, including basic research, within European and National research funding programs. We also engage in new fields and emerging technologies that have a medium-term impact on our strategic priorities. These collaborations support innovative entrepreneurship as well. 

DESULFUR:  The project focuses on the development and evaluation of advanced nanoporous materials for the selective removal, via adsorption under mild conditions, of sulfur compounds from liquid fuels (diesel, gasoline, naphtha). The main goal is the partial or complete substitution of the current method (HDS) and/or the definition of a deep desulfurization method, suitable for decentralized applications for which HDS is not suitable.

ESTHISIS: The Esthisis -Smart Leakage Detection Sensor System in Petroleum Product Pipelines in a Noisy Environment - project focuses on the development of smart leakage detection sensors.

BREW2BIO: The project aims to develop a novel biorefinery starting with the fractionation of the waste streams into free sugars, antioxidant-rich extract, proteins pectins and D-limonene. The remaining lignocellulosic biomass will be thermochemically and enzymatically treated for the production of C5 and C6 rich hydrolysates

BEET2BIOREF: The objective of the project is on the development of green processes for the production of biodegradable packaging as well as added value products (e.g. proteins, pectins) from sugar beet pulp, agricultural residues (beet leaves) and sugar / molasses surpluses resulting from the production of sugar beet.

ALGAFUELS: The project aims to develop a technology of production of green fuels, using microalgae high in lipids.

ACTOIL: The project will make use  advanced technologies, which are going to lessen the energy footprint and they will promote the concept of circular economy. The process of pyrolysis is being employed.

Exploring Future Possibilities

We aim to adopt innovative solutions and applications throughout the various stages of our industrial production and commercial activities, as well as to acquire significant expertise in new technologies. 

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Our Collaborations with Greek Universities since 1988

Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

We are collaborating with the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the affiliated CPERI, Chemical Process & Energy Resources Institute, for kinetic studies on a catalytic cracking unit and for comparing catalysts. This project requires substantial investment in both human and financial resources, due to the critical importance of catalytic cracking in refinery operations.

University of West Attica

We are collaborating with the University of West Attica on the Master's program "Process System Engineering in Oil and Gas", designed with contributions from specialized executives of HELLENiQ ENERGY.

National Technical University of Athens

We are cooperating with the National Technical University of Athens on specialized diploma subjects and additional coursework in Machine Learning within the field of Process Systems Engineering.