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IndianOil has a sprawling world-class R&D Centre that is perhaps Asia's finest. This Centre is India's foremost commercial centre of research excellence in the areas of lubricants, refinery processes, pipeline transportation, alternative fuels fuel additives, engine testing, materials sciences and environmental sciences. The Centre holds 384 active patents, including 233 international patents.

Located on a sprawling 65 acre campus in Faridabad on the outskirts of the National Capital, IndianOil's R&D Centre plays a key role in supporting the business interests of the Corporation by developing economical, environmentally and socially responsible technology solutions. With over 4000 lubricant formulations, the SERVO® product line is the hallmark of the vibrant and ongoing research at the Centre. The alternative energy programs of IndianOil include Bioenergy, Solar Hydrogen / HCNG, Synthetic fuels and Shale oil. The Centre is also focused on cutting edge research in the areas of Nanotechnology, Petrochemicals and Polymers, Coal Gasification / Liquidation, and Gas to Liquid.

  Technologies Available for Licensing


                                •  Indmax

                                •  DHDT Food/ Polymer Grade Hexane

                                •  Needle Coke

                                •  INDAdept ATF HDT

                                •  Sweetening Green NMP Extraction

                                •  Delayed Coking Dist-Extra

                                •  Zeosom Indalin Octamax Indalin Plus

                                •  Catalysts

Besides a wide spectrum of lubricant technology basket including flagship automotive and industrial lubricants & greases, some of the in-house technologies and catalysts developed by IndianOil include the Diesel Hydrotreater (DHDT) technology, Light Naphtha Isomerization technology, INDMAX technology (for maximizing LP Gas yield), Oilivorous-S bio-remediation technology (extended to marine applications too), Diesel Hydro DeSulphurisation (DHDS) catalyst, a special IndiCat catalyst for Bharat Stage-IV compliant Diesel, IndVi catalyst for improved distillate and FCC throughput, and adsorbent-based deep sulphurisation process for Gasoline and Diesel streams.

IndianOil’s Patent Portfolio (as on 31.03.2015)
Country wise Area wise


Lube Technology - 34


Refining Technology - 198

Other Countries-150

Others - 152

Total- 384

Total - 384

•   Patents filed (since 1972) – 576
•   Patent applications filed in 2012-13 – 52
•   Patent applications filed in 2013-14 – 54
•   Patent applications filed in 2014-15 - 92

Contact Us

Mr. G K Acharya
GM (Technology Promotion, Forecasting & Pipeline Research)
Indian Oil Corporation Limited
R&D Centre
Sector 13,


New areas of research - Petrochemicals, Polymers and Nanotechnology
181 lubes formulations developed during 2009-10; 75% commercialised
India’s first commercial Hydrogen-CNG dispensing station at New Delhi
Among the 6 worldwide technology holders for marine oils
Developed new technologies and catalysts
IndianOil bags Chemtech Cew Award-2011 for INDMAX Technology
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