Reusing equipment and materials in exploration and production operations
At Repsol, we seek alternatives to extend the useful life of our equipment and materials in our own exploration and production operations as well as those of other companies. Moreover, we reuse third-party equipment and give it a second life at our facilities.
Ultimately, this makes it possible to extend the useful life of equipment and materials, while reducing the need to manufacture new equipment. This brings about significant benefits as it reduces the amount of virgin feedstock consumed and reduces our carbon footprint.
Examples of projects we are undertaking:
Classification by key lines and value chain
Our circular economy projects are aligned with the key lines of our strategy and are present throughout our entire value chain, from obtaining raw materials to commercializing products and services.
Find out more about our circular economy projects
Eco-aggregates: A new product for capturing CO2
We've joined forces with O.C.O. Technology Limited to produce more sustainable products by capturing and using CO2 emitted in our industrial processes.
Ecoplanta: The first circular methanol plant in Spain
We joined forces with Enerkem and Agbar to manage and build a recovery plant to transform waste into new products.
Polyurethane recycling pioneers in Spain
Our chemical recycling plant in Puertollano will go into operation by the end of 2022 to recycle around 2,000 tonnes of this waste.
Fuels from urban waste
We recover leftover energy from urban waste that has reached the end of its useful life in order to produce fuels.
We are pioneers in certified circular polymers that have been produced by incorporating plastic waste as raw material.
We bring renewable energy generation to the point of consumption by creating solar communities.
We implement solutions to transform biomass into advanced biofuels with low CO2 emissions.
Drilling mud management
We transform drilling mud waste into new fuels by applying thermal desorption techniques.
Lubricants formulated with regenerated bases
We use base oils derived from the regeneration of used oils to produce new lubricants.
Waste treatment in our facilities
We apply bioremediation and compost techniques to make use of waste.
Reusing asset equipment
We extend the useful life of our asset equipment by reusing it in our own operations or those of other companies.
Reusing water from urban wastewater plants
We reuse water from urban wastewater treatment plants to reduce the amount of fresh water consumed.