The circular economy lies at the core of the strategy by doubling high-quality biofuel production up to 600,000 tons per year in 2030, integrating renewable energy into our operations through green hydrogen production, and using electricity derived from renewable sources.
At the Repsol Technology Lab, we recreate industrial processes on a small scale to study technological solutions that allow our refineries to be more flexible and optimized.
We are evolving towards Industry 4.0, moving towards predictive maintenance based on real-time data in order to optimize our processes.
We have inaugurated new low-sulfur units in La Pampilla (Peru), which allow us to produce more sustainable and higher quality products.
We use chemical and physical processes to transform crude and other raw materials into better quality products with higher added value for sale.
The crude oil obtained from wells around the world travels to our Industrial Complexes by sea or in pipelines. After it has arrived, it is analyzed and sent to different areas of the refinery for processing.
The first stage in processing crude oil consists in physically separating the hydrocarbons found in the oil according to their boiling point. First, the crude oil is fed into a distillation column where it is heated at high temperatures. Then, the lighter components, such as gases, rise to the top of the column while the heavier ones, such as lubricants and bitumens, stay at the bottom. Even though we tend to think of gasoline or diesel, there's a lot more we can obtain from crude oil. Tires, asphalts, plastics, containers, and numerous other products have one thing in common: they all came out of an oil barrel.