Within the Strategic Technology Plan for Refining (STPR), scientists and researchers are developing new processes and products. In addition,they give technological support to these industrial complexes. The Repsol Technology Lab facilities include laboratories and pilot refining plants, which are to-scale reproductions of industrial processes that take place in the Company's refineries.
Repsol is committed to the development of new processes for the production of fuels which ensure the sustainability of global energy demands and we have several lines of research to achieve this goal.
With the PYROFUELS PROJECT we are working on the production of second generation (2G) fuels, or advanced biofuels,Produced from biomass in refinery processing units.
The HVO PROJECT focuses on the co-processing of vegetable oilsto find a complementary and innovative alternative to conventional biofuels. Co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), it is part of the Spanish National Plan for Scientific Research, Development, and Technological Innovation 2008-2011.
With regards to BIOKEROSENE, we have produced 100% renewable plant fuelswith the aim of incorporating biocomponents into fuel for aircraft.
With the ANUBIS PROJECT , we search for energy efficiency, attaining the greatest energy efficiency yield with the smallest environmental impact possible. In this regard, researchers and scientists from the Repsol Technology Lab work to minimize coke deposits and increase the production of liquids.
In addition, we have worked on the ATLAS PROJECTwhich aims to solve one of the common problems at the refinery: fouling of the heat exchangers. This occurs as a result of physico-chemical processes.
With these projects, we contribute to the goal ofdecarbonizing transportation, which, as established by the new legislation, supports reduction of local emissions—particularly CO2—in combustion engine vehicles.