R&D CenterCreating a better world, providing your energy needs

Drawing on oil refining and petrochemical technology, GS Caltex carries out R&D in diverse areas spanning from alternative energy and energy

  • Introduction
  • Energy Source
  • Energy Device
  • Advanced Material
  • Green Solution
  • Petroleum and Petrochemicals

To fulfill its role as Korea’s leading energy provider, GS Caltex continues to pursue research to raise the quality of energy sources currently available and to discover energy sources of the future.

To ensure systematic R&D, GS Caltex set up the Central Technology R&D Center in Daedeok Research and Development Special Zone in Daejeon in 1998. The center’s activities are geared towards enhancing the quality of existing products and securing core technologies for energy of the future.

R&D pursuits at GS Caltex cover future-oriented new businesses such as new energy sources, high-efficiency energy devices and advanced materials as well as the traditional fields of oil refining and petrochemicals.

In 2006, we established the New Energy Research Center in Seongnae-dong, Seoul, to delve into new energy sources. The center is equipped with cutting-edge equipment and pilot production facilities.

Boasting state-of-the-art equipment and high-caliber R&D staff, the Central Technology R&D Center and the New Energy Research Center explore new businesses through ongoing research to drive the future growth of GS Caltex.

Energy Source

Scope of Business
- Development of alternative energy sources / systems including new and renewable energy and use of low-grade fuel

R&D Activities
- Solar cell
- Biofuel

Energy Device

Scope of Business
- Development of energy storage systems and products that improve user convenience and efficiency

R&D Activities
- Thin-film Battery 
- Electrode material for rechargeable batteries
- Carbon material for EDLC (Electric Double Layer Capacitor)

Advanced Material

Scope of Business
- Environment-friendly / advanced materials to substitute conve ntional general-purpose materials

R&D Activities
- Biochemical materials
- Carbon fiber

Green Solution

Scope of Business
- Solutions for diverse energy / environment businesses

R&D Activities
- Hydrogen/fuel cell
- Waste-to-energy
- Charging infrastructure for electric vehicles (EV)

Petroleum and Petrochemicals

Scope of Business
- Innovative technology for oil refining, lubricants and petrochemicals

R&D Activities
- Petroleum product development, - Lubricant product development, - Petrochemical product development