REPSOL is an international integrated energy company, operating in 37 countries, with more than 24,000 employees all over the World. REPSOL leads the Spanish oil market and is one of the largest private oil companies of the world. The company explores, develops and produces crude oil and natural gas, and performs other oil related activities as refining, production and retail of oil products, oil derivatives, petrochemicals, etc. Besides the oil exploration and production, REPSOL's technology activities include both the research and development of new products and production processes. REPSOL has been working in the field of biofuels production during the last ten years, in different routes for biofuel production (etherification, vegetable oil transesterification, co-processing of renewable feedstock in conventional petroleum refineries, biomass pyrolysis, among others). REPSOL is fully equipped with the necessary bench scale and pilot plant equipment to simulate the main biofuels production processes and laboratory. Moreover, REPSOL R&D facilities include laboratories for complete characterization of catalysts, feedstock and products.
One of the Company's main assets is the technological capability and knowledge of the almost 300 technicians and researchers of the REPSOL Technology Centre. These individuals are responsible for short-, medium- and long-term development, as well as the continuous improvement of the environmental and technological efficiency and quality of processes and products, through which significant achievements have been made in all energy sectors.