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 40 Research and Development
 •                        (VRFB). The technology will lower the company’s cost of processing catalyst waste and foster a circular economy.
• Developed a synthesis technique of bio-polyols and launched low-carbon vegetable oil-based coatings.
• Developed a super-hydrophobic coating and acid corrosion-resistant insulation coating, used as alkaline and acidic geothermal pipeline materials. The materials are corrosion and scaling resistant.
• Developed the technology for Dicyclopentadiene (DCPD) pilot runs and established a trial plant.
• Established carbon footprint verification and assisted the Lubricants Business Division to formulate Rules to categorize the environmental footprint of lubricants. The company also              Grease No. 1.
• Completed developing the manufacturing process of 5-hydroxymethylfurfural (5-HMF), an
essential precursor to bio-based polyester polyethylene furanoate (PEF).
As the world faces rapid informatization, digitization, and mobilization, CPC’s information infrastructure is based on enterprise resource planning, customer relationship management, big data analysis, knowledge management, and ICT platforms. CPC continues to integrate the company’s information systems, providing real-time information for management and decision- making, and to expand the industry value chain by integrating physical and virtual channels. However, as the informatization, digitization, and mobilization levels grow, the company is exposed to higher cybersecurity threats and risks. Therefore, as CPC expands cloud services and 5G AIoT applications, it must strengthen its cybersecurity and cyber-resilience to move towards smart manufacturing and digital transformation goals.
Introducing smart technologies and upgrading cybersecurity
IT applications:
• Following the government’s policy of promoting open data, it adopted ODF-CNS15251 as the standard document format, and implemented a smart government action plan.
• Used new technology to improve operations and services and introduced a DevOps model to accelerate application development and deployment.
• Strengthened POS systems at gas stations, integrated e-commerce systems for petroleum products, and introduced intelligent systems to gas stations and oil tankers. Such efforts allowed the company to deepen customer relationships and offer premium services.
• Expanded the 3D pipeline GIS data system, integrating maintenance information into the database to improve pipeline management and safety.
• Adopted new technologies in areas such as occupational safety intelligent inspections, digital fence and surveillance systems, and improved energy efficiency of naphtha cracking plants.             
• Responding to trends in the Internet of Things, cloud services, and mobile applications, CPC built an in-house optical fiber infrastructure and company-wide IPv6 environment, integrating audio and multimedia communication services.
• Continuously updates equipment and optimizes off-site backup mechanisms to ensure business continuity.
• Adopted cloud computing and established a virtual server operating environment to build a hybrid cloud service structure that combines private and public clouds.

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