The
Contec Global Group has been at the cutting edge of research and development in the area of secure technologies and systems for many years. The Group’s recent shift in focus in the area of Energy, and in particular sustainable and renewable energy sources, has resulted in the institution of new wing of R&D.

This R&D outfit consists of a highly qualified team of professionals and scientists who have been at the forefront of technology development, management and applications in the area of Energy. Our engineering and technological solutions are designed to address global issues related to energy choices, emissions, and environmental effects of different solid, liquid and gaseous fuels.

Since transportation accounts for more than half of air pollutants in the urban areas, and it accounts for nearly one-third of energy consumption in major developing and emerging countries, our R&D team have devoted the core of its talents to address some of these prime issues. The Group are currently conducting intensive in-house programs in developing:

  • advanced vehicle and energy technologies;
  • alternative fuel applications;
  • innovative transportation, delivery and logistical solutions for gaseous and liquid fuels;
  • emissions measurement and control technologies; and
  • atmospheric monitoring and processes designs

The Group’s alternative fuels program has been focussing on reducing carbon footprints so that global green house gases (GHGs) emissions could be reduced to their bottommost limits.

The front-end engineering designs for gaseous fuel storage systems and bringing cost-effective transportation solutions of remote hydrocarbon resources have been the major efforts of our engineering team. Our experts are assisting select oil companies to utilize these systems.

Management and disposal of solid waste is another important area where our team of experts are actively engaged. Our team is currently studying vehicle operations in waste collection, transport, and disposal to determine how their environmental impacts can be mitigated by the use of alternative fuels. The Group’s R&D division is assessing available and near-term vehicle technologies and the potential for producing renewable vehicle fuel from the waste itself.

Another area of research is the development of state-of-the-art refuse-derived fuels (RDFs) based on selected waste streams. The team have recently performed a technology evaluation and identified sources of raw materials for use in new fuel formulations. The focus of this investigation is municipal solid waste and agricultural wastes. The objective of this project is to demonstrate the technical feasibility of producing methanol from biomass. Research and experimentation is currently being conducted to understand the nature of the thermo-chemical processes involved in the conversion of crop residues into synthetic fuels, electricity and process heat.