As we are aware of the importance of caring for air quality, at Repsol we apply the latest technologies to minimise emissions from our production processes and we work to supply society with increasingly sustainable products.
Air quality and climate change
It is important to differentiate between air quality, which is a local issue, and climate change, which is a global phenomenon. Air quality is principally affected by the local concentration of pollutants, produced by combustion processes and is determined by the energy mix, the size, and density of populations, meteorological conditions, etc. Air quality management is mainly conditioned by emissions of three elements: sulphur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and particles.
Minimizing emissions from our operations
At Repsol, we exhaustively monitor operating conditions to control air emissions from our activities. Emissions to the atmosphere are one of the main environmental aspects for the company. For this reason, all our industrial facilities have a network of sensors located at emission points that allow us to continuously measure and analyse the composition and levels of our atmospheric emissions. The data obtained is provided to the competent environmental authorities for monitoring and control. In addition to continuously measuring our emissions, we monitor air quality through immission booths located at strategic points and shared with administrations to ensure a quick response if a deterioration in air quality is observed.
We are committed to minimizing emissions from our operations, using the best available technologies (BAT) and applying the highest standards to minimise our impact on air quality. We operate in regions, such as the European Union, where legal requirements in this sector require us to meet the most stringent targets. In countries where there is no regulation, we apply internal standards that allow us to operate with minimal impact.
Tarragona Observatory, beyond environmental control obligations
Air Quality Observatory of Camp de Tarragona was created as a response by Repsol and the Institut Cerdà to the concern detected in the territory about air quality by social and institutional agents. It was designed as a tool to measure, evaluate and publish data on emissions in the Camp de Tarragona, in particular on Volatile Organic Compounds. Today, it constitutes an initiative to go beyond the control obligations to which we companies are subject, by exercising responsibility, generating knowledge and transparency.
The objectives are focused on:
Minimizing emissions from our products
At Repsol, we are committed to a model that integrates various technological options, that combines the use of renewable energies with the use of products with a low, zero, or even negative carbon footprint, and that offers solutions to all the society's needs.
LPG, an efficient energy solution
It offers sustainable and efficient solutions adapted to the needs of private and professional customers in two formats: bulk and packaged. Thanks to its low carbon footprint, high calorific value, and efficiency, Repsol LPG cares for air quality through clean combustion that provides lower NOx emissions and almost zero emissions of volatile compounds and carbon particles.
We promote sustainable mobility
We produce and market 100% renewable energy, which we make available to electric vehicles through a network of charging stations throughout Spain.
BiEnergy e+10, less emissions
In the domestic sector, we supply heating oil for next-generation boilers. BiEnergy e+10 reduces NOx emissions by an average of 30% and almost all particles, CO2,and SO2 emissions.
Focused on AutoGas
It's an environmentally-friendly alternative fuel as it reduces vehicle emissions compared to other fuels and eliminates almost 100% of particle emissions into the atmosphere.
Blue+, Repsol's Adblue
We market AdBlue® under our Blue+ brand, with hundreds of points of sale. AdBlue is a urea solution that reacts with the exhaust gases of diesel vehicles with SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) technology and converts nitrogen oxides into compounds that are harmless to the atmosphere and the environment (nitrogen and water vapour).
We have a carsharing service in Madrid and surrounding areas with more than 500 plug-in hybrid cars. Thanks to this fleet of vehicles, which runs on 100% renewable energy, we are helping build a cleaner and more sustainable city.