REPSOL-ITMATI Joint Research Unit.
ITMATI and Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Energy and Environment
A Joint Research Unit has been created in order to carry out research on mathematical and numerical methods to solve problems on a recurring basis in the daily activity at Repsol, especially in the fields of simulation and optimization of devices and processes.
Challenges and goals
- To increase the working life of batteries used in electric vehicles.
- To improve the fast recharging process of the battery.
- In the production planning in industrial facilities: to integrate into the decision-making processes the uncertainties relating to prices, demands, and the quality of raw materials and products.
Mathematical and computational methods
- Modelling of physical and chemical processes.
- Numerical methods for solving ordinary and partial differential equations.
- Mathematical optimization.
- Order reduction techniques.
Parallel programming and Supercomputing.
- Use of field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs).
- Use of field-programmable analog arrays (FPAAs).
- Quantum computing.
Results and Benefits
The competitive advantages obtained by Repsol within the framework of this collaboration are the optimization of their industrial processes, an improvement in the company ‘s efficiency and product design and the development of decision-making tools.
This research will enable the company to reduce production costs as well as to shorten development times of new technologiesand bring about more noteworthy innovations as compared with theirs competitors.