The CLH Group is developing new optimisation techniques relating to the movement of oil products to reduce emissions.
The Spanish storage company launched the research, development and innovation project in 2014 following approval from the Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology.
The project will explore the implementation of new techniques to reduce energy consumption in moving oil products through the pipeline and reduce CO2 emissions from these activities.
CLH has carried out a global investigation of consumption figures using mathematical models and applied simulation tools.
Additionally, the company is also developing new bioremediation techniques for the environmental recovery of land affected by hydrocarbons. These techniques, based on promoting the development of fuel-degrading microorganisms, are more sustainable than other methods due to their reduced consumption, acoustic impact and lower emissions.
The company is already using bespoke simulation software for the design of the pipeline and storage facility it is building in Oman, in a co-operation with Oman Oil, to meet the country’s present and future needs.
A new fuel analysis method has also been developed in its laboratory network enabling it to improve quality control of the products it handles, as well as to meet analytical demands that up until now could not have been covered.