Research and technology
With technological superiority as its main axis, Cyclon Hellas implements pioneering methods and innovative systems in producing its products.
Since its founding, the company has continually invested in Research and Development, participating in European and national programmes and developing collaborations and partnerships with internationally well recognized institutions of higher education and major companies. Its collaborations with institutions such as the National Technical University of Athens, the University of Athens, the University of Patras, the Technical University of Crete, Cambridge University, Imperial College London, Universität Karlsruhe and companies such as Siemens and Softing have brought the company to the cutting edge of technology, allowing it to implement methods and develop products recognized for their quality.
In particular, Cyclon Hellas has implemented the method of catalytic hydrogenation for the first time in Greece. It is a processing method that creates extremely high-quality products, as it achieves a guaranteed chemical stability while minimising residue and affords the refinery better control of operations. The result is higher quality products without minimal or no impact on the environment.
At the same time, Cyclon Hellas owns the only lubricant-producing refinery in Greece with the capacity to produce "bright stock," a high-viscosity base oils essential for the production of specialized products.
The company is particularly proud of its research activities and the application of their results in the area of environmental protection with regard to energy and production management. Therefore, the company refinery utilises, among other things:
- The innovative catalytic conversion of ethylene method;
- Integrated processing in waste management;
- Integrated management of liquid industrial waste and water recycling.
You can read more about some of Cyclon Hellas' research programmes in the attached files and on the company's website under the European Union's Life programme.