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Strategic Research Agenda

The Strategic Research Agenda is a document based on ORLEN’s strategic objectives that encompasses both ongoing and pipeline projects, the Group’s long-term development plans, as well as recommended new directions in research, technology development and innovation. The document provides an integrated description of innovation and development directions at the ORLEN Group, in the context of its strategic objectives.

Green transition

Access to technologies that can help mitigate regulatory risks and grow new business lines. Development of advanced biofuels and biopolymers, biomass processing, decarbonisation and efficient recycling.

Hydrogen technologies

Expansion on the hydrogen market. Implementation of innovative solutions for the construction of hydrogen production and refueling infrastructure. Innovative solutions in the field of hydrogen refueling stations, zero- and low-emission hydrogen production technologies, the use of hydrogen to reduce CO2 emissions and the implementation of modern tools supporting the management of the hydrogen value chain.

Industry 4.0 and innovative

Cutting the costs of production processes and value chain management by relying on Industry 4.0 technologies. Faster expansion of the organisation by adapting new digital technologies.

Efficient and low-carbon energy generation

Securing low-carbon sources of electricity and heat, and extending the energy value chain.

Efficient refining

Applying efficient crude processing technologies to high-margin products.

Advanced petrochemicals and new generation materials

Addition of high-margin chemical products to the value chain and expansion into new, fast-growing markets related to the Group’s core business.

Modern customer and service station of the future

Adapting the retail station and wholesale business model to meet changing customer needs. Leveraging technologies to offer additional products and services to customers.

Fertilizer business expansion

Expanding the fertilizer portfolio and leveraging technologies to expand the mix of cutting-edge products and services, such as precise fertilizer application.

Modern upstream business


Optimising the development of deposits, ramping up production, and cutting production costs while maintaining high OHS and environmental protection standards.