New Delhi: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) bagged the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Environmental Project Awards at the 7th edition of the "CII Environmental Best Practices Award" conference through a digital platform. This conference was organised by CII with an objective to recognise and award best practices implemented by the Indian industry in the area of environmental protection.
The teams from Bharat Petroleum – Corporate R&D and Energy & Environment, Mumbai Refinery – bagged the CII Most innovative Environmental project award and the Most useful Environmental project award for the indigenous development of the research product BHARAT GSR CAT (gasoline sulfur reduction catalyst).
The BHARAT GSR CAT is a unique product innovatively produced for the first time in India through extensive research and development activities in the laboratory. The novelty of the invention is to re-use the spent catalyst generated in the plant by modifying and converting it into a useful active catalyst, which results in substantial cost reduction of the catalyst and also ensures safe disposal of the spent catalyst. BPCL R&D has patented the product in India and abroad. US patent is granted recently.
This award is recognition of the team effort of BPCL as a total of 46 industries with various backgrounds participated with 88 implemented ideas, out of which 25 ideas were selected for the final presentation in the conference.
The awards were received on a virtual platform at the hands of CII's Executive Director KS Venkatagiri and Green Co. and Environmental Council's Chairman Pradeep Bhargava, by the BPCL team of Dr Chiranjeevi Thota, Dy General Manager (R&D) and Mr Raju Thakare, SM (E&E).
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