ExxonMobil is expanding its research facility in Clinton.
The company announced it broke ground Friday at what it called a key center of innovation that supports the company’s broad research and development programs.
Employees at ExxonMobil’s Paulsboro research facility will relocate there.
The expansion of the facility that houses company’s fundamental and process R&D is expected to be completed in 2019.
“The expansion of our New Jersey research and engineering center will improve collaboration across our organization and enhance our ability to accelerate breakthroughs in new and emerging technologies,” said Bruce March, president of ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co. “By co-locating our research and development and products technology organizations in Clinton, we expect to bring potential new technologies online faster and at the scale necessary to meet the world’s growing needs for energy.”
ExxonMobil is working on a broad range of programs and partnerships focused on developing scalable, energy solutions to meet global demand while minimizing environmental impacts and mitigating the risk of climate change, the company said in a statement.
“Our research addresses key elements of the dual challenge we currently face, which means supplying energy for modern life and improving living standards while minimizing impacts on the environment, including the risks of climate change,” said Vijay Swarup, vice president of research and development.
“By consolidating our research capabilities under one roof and fully leveraging the expertise in all of our departments, we hope to develop scalable solutions that drive both long-term shareholder and societal value.”
The expanded Clinton facility will include a new engine testing center, a lubricant research and development blend plant, and enhancements to existing facilities to accommodate employees relocating from Paulsboro.
ExxonMobil also works with about 80 universities around the world to explore next-generation energy technologies. The company collaborates with Energy Centers at Princeton University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Texas at Austin as part of its commitment to finding meaningful and scalable solutions to meet global energy demand.