Frontela Delgado, J.

CEPSA, Alcala de Henares, Spain

J. Frontela Delgado is the manager of Cepsa’s R&D Center. She earned her degree in chemical engineering at Complutense University of Madrid in 1986. From 1986 to 1990, she was involved with the Institute of Catalysis and Petroleochemistry in Madrid. She joined Cepsa’s R&D Center in 1990, where she acquired industrial experience in different refining and petrochemical processes. In 1992, she assumed responsibility of the hydroprocessing area at the R&D Center, and in 2004 she began managing the bitumen area. In 2012, she became responsible for the refining department and biomass area. Since 2014, Ms. Delgado has been responsible for the entire Cepsa R&D Center. She has been involved in several R&D projects funded by Spanish and European programs, and she isalso the author of several technical papers and patents.

Catalytic coprocessing of used cooking oil with straight-run gasoil in a hydrotreating pilot plant

A promising route to obtain bio-gasoil (bioGO) or hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) is the catalytic coprocessing of vegetable oil with diesel oil in a conventional hydrotreating unit.