EDP Gestão da Produção da Energia, S.A (“EDP Produção” or “EDPP”)
EDP Gestão da Produção da Energia, S.A (“EDP Produção” or “EDPP”) is the branch of EDP Group in charge of electricity generation in Portugal (wind not included).
EDP P has some 900 workers, with an installed capacity of 7.1 GW, 5.1 GW of which is hydropower (approximately 2.4 GW of which with pumping capacity). The second main generation component is based on natural gas with 3 combined cycle units power plants (Ribatejo, Lares and Fisigen-Barreiro). Hydraulic generation largely depends on rain fall, ranging from 14TWh to less than 50% of that figure in dry years.
EDP Produção is a reference in the European panorama of electricity generation, having a wide range of connections at a technological and institutional level, integrating Utilities associations such as Euroelectric and being a pioneer in the application of floating solar power, enhancing the use of its dams.
Galp Energia is an integrated energy player that develops a profitable and sustainable business. Galp is Portugal’s only oil and natural gas integrated operator, with activities that span from exploration and production of oil and natural gas to refining and marketing oil products, natural gas marketing and sales and power generation. Galp has a strong development on energy efficient and environmentally sustainable solutions for its customers and is, currently, the largest Iberian solar power player.
REN is the Portuguese electricity and natural gas Transmission System Operator (TSO), including a Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Terminal at Sines and an Underground Storage at Carriço. REN is also responsible of the technical management of both systems. REN is the second largest gas distribution system operator and holds international assets in Chile, Electrogas, a gas pipeline operator and Transemel, an Electricity Transmission.
REN is a pillar of the European and Portuguese energy transition, contributing to the ambitious European and National energy and climate targets, the development of infrastructures to integrate the increased renewable capacity (wind, solar and hydro) in the energy mix, to support to government’s energy policy implementation, both in electricity and green gases, and the European market integration through interconnections, while maintaining the security of energy supply in a context of more variable renewable generation. REN has a key role to ensure a sector coupling of gas and electricity, through relevant activities like regulatory framework, infrastructure planning, system management and security of supply.
REN participates in relevant European associations, like European Network of Transmission System Operators of Gas (ENTSOG) and Electricity, Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE), European Gas Association (EUROGAS), representing gas distribution sectors and is in the process of submission its membership in Hydrogen Europe.
Bondalti is the biggest Portuguese chemical company operating in the fields of the organic (aniline and derivatives) and inorganic (chlor-alkali) intermediates to the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, water treatment and purification processes. The company holds the first place in the sale of aniline in Europe, as an unintegrated producer, and the second position of chlor-alkali producer in Iberia. Bondalti annually export more than 90 percent of our total production.
Bondalti considers innovation to be one of the most important factors to ensure its sustainability and increase competitiveness in the markets where it operates. As such, Bondalti continuously invests on Research, Development and Innovation, creating value with projects and actions aimed to improve the efficiency of its industrial processes.
In the production of aniline, one of its main products, Bondalti employs proprietary technology; with chlor-alkali, a more sustainable technology is used, more efficient and environmentally sound.
Bondalti is committed to its partner relationships with various Schools, Universities and Technology Centers, which are very relevant for the training of the many scholarship holders and trainees it receives and for intensifying the climate of innovation, not only from the point of view of business development, as well as to the scientific community in which it operates.
IN+ Centre for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research
The IN+ Centre for Innovation, Technology and Policy Research is a cross-disciplinary research venue, acting since 1998 to enhance the integration of scientific research in technology, innovation and public policies, with the final goal of promoting sustainable applications for science, industry and society. IN+ operates at Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, and is one of the members of the associate laboratory LARSyS, funded by the National Science Foundation (FCT).
CQE is a multidisciplinary research unit with a thematic line dedicated to materials, in which functional materials for energy conversion and storage play a central role.
CERENA's mission is to develop research at the highest level of excellence related to the sustainable use of natural resources, including energy, as well as their impact on the environment
The Faculty of Engineering (FEUP)
With origins dating back to the eighteenth century, the University of Porto (UPorto) is currently one the most prestigious Higher Education Institutions of Europe. Close to 30 000 students, 2 436 teachers and researchers along with 1 600 administrative staff within its 15 schools and 49 scientific research units, spread across 3 university campuses located in the city of Porto. The Faculty of Engineering (FEUP) is the largest faculty of UPorto, with about 8299 students and 1053 teaching staff and researchers across 9 departments.
In the FP7, FEUP was partner and/or coordinator in a total of 48 projects, including as host institution of two European Research Council Grants (Elastic-Turbulence and BI-DSC) and three Individual Marie Curies: one International Outgoing Fellowship and two International Incoming Fellowships.
Under Horizon 2020, FEUP is already partner in 32 projects funded and is the coordinator of 8 other funded projects. FEUP is also a third party in the projects several other projects.
Concerning other international funds, since 2014, FEUP has also been very successful in programs such as: EEA Grants (3 funded projects as coordinator and 3 as partner), COST (2 Coordinated actions, 16 actions as Partner).
INEGI is an industry-oriented Research and Technology Organization with an organizational structure based on three pillars of activity: research with applied focus, innovation and technology transfer and consulting and advanced engineering services. The research activity of INEGI covers the areas of new technologies for advanced production processes, experimental mechanics, applied mechanics, energy, new materials, development of new products and systems and biomechanics. The research infrastructure of the institute includes a broad set of well-equipped laboratories and an extensive engineering tools base to support its R&D activity as well as the production of industrial or commercial prototypes.
With a workforce of 280 employees, INEGI is a Non-profit Private association, recognized by the Portuguese Government as an institution of public utility (“instituição de utilidade pública”), INEGI is an important driver of the development of the Portuguese industry, and of the transformation of its competitiveness model. INEGI ́s experience in the management of R&D projects and services, particularly involving industrial partners, is also an extremely important contribution to the role of the institution.
In the main Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) areas, ongoing European-level projects are framed in H2020, ESA, EDA, CleanSky and Interreg programs. INEGI has an active presence in the main European and National technology platforms and initiatives related with materials, manufacturing technologies and transports, specifically in EARTO (European Association of Research and Technology Organisations), EFFRA (related to Factories of the Future PPP), EARPA (automotive sector) ESA (aerospace sector), ACARE (aeronautics sector) and Vanguard Initiative (smart specialisation). INEGI has an active role in these initiatives and has contributed to the definition of RD&I priorities at European or national level, including the RIS3-NORTE strategy. INEGI is also present in other national and international expert panels, consulting committees, groups and societies, sectorial industry clusters (automotive, aeronautics, tooling, additive manufacturing, sea economy and, notably, energy).
INESC TEC is a private non-profit research institution, with around 1000 researchers (340 PhD), whose main activities are scientific research and technological development, technology transfer, consulting and advanced training programs in:
Industrial Engineering and Management, Robotics, Information Technology, Computer Science, Telecommunications and Electronics, Energy, and Innovation Management.
INESC TEC has a large experience in EU funded projects, participating in several project in H2020, having presently 70 EU active funded projects.
ITQB NOVA is an academic and research centre of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa carrying out research and postgraduate teaching in life sciences, chemistry, and associated technologies. Currently with 52 independent labs, it hosts ~500 researchers and has a track-record of scientific excellence. It hosts 3 FCT-funded R&D units, all rated Excellent, of which MOSTMICRO studies microorganisms important for human health, biotechnology and the environment. In recent years it has investigated the use of biological systems for the production/oxidation of H2 and CO2 reduction. It has developed several biohybrid systems for hydrogen production or oxidation based on both anaerobic bacteria and isolated proteins, including H2 production directly from light and storage of H2 as formic acid.
INL is the first, and so far, the only, intergovernmental research organization in Europe in the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology. INL is an international intergovernmental organization (IGO) with the mission to perform cutting-edge research and development in interdisciplinary nanotechnology and to function as an innovation integrator in multiple application domains. The Laboratory provides a high-tech research environment to address major challenges of nanotechnologies, in seven main areas: Clean Energy, Nano4Health, Information and Comunication Technology (ICT), Sustainable Environment, Food4Future, Computing and Materials for the Future and NanoSafety. Since start of operations in late 2010, INL has participated in 36 FP7/H2020 funded projects, 26 interregional funded projects, 97 national funded projects, 6 North Portugal regional funded projects, and 2 Galicia regional funded projects. INL has 22 pending and 7 granted/registered patent families across multiple jurisdictions as well as 2 tech transfer agreements and more than 20 active industrial collaborations.
CEiiA is a Centre of Engineering and Product & Development that guides its activity towards complex social challenges in key areas with impact in sustainability and quality of life for people and the planet. Currently, CEiiA has a team of 300 Researchers and Engineers presently involved in Research & Engineering activities applied to integrated product and service development including concept, design, research, engineering (Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Engineering/Computational Fluid Dynamics), prototyping and testing of materials and full-scale structures.
Since 2006, CEiiA has been evolving, through a continuous process of development and valorization of competences, in three stages: 1) providing engineering support services to key players in the automotive and aeronautics industries, from McLaren to Leonardo Helicopters; 2) developing complete products for third parties, such as the Buddy project (Norway) and the KC-390 (Brazilian Embraer); and 3) more recently, CEiiA has evolved to develop “proprietary” products in the areas of mobility, ocean and Space, such as mobi.me, the AYR sustainability platform, and products within the scope of major national R&D programs such as INFANTE (Space) and OCEANTECH (ocean), among others.
The way CEiiA creates value for the economy derives from its continuous capacity to adapt and configure new opportunities, anticipating major market trends, for the development of new products and services liable to be conceived, engineered and industrialized in Portugal.
LNEG is a State Laboratory of the Ministry of Env. and Climate Action making sustainable RD&I for the needs of society and enterprises, following international best practices. LNEG acts as an interface between RD&I results and their technological transfer and integration into the energy and geology productive sector. LNEG participates in a broad range of international projects and is a key partner for internationalization (H2020 ~5M€, FP7 ~2.8M€, INTERREG, etc.), highlighting its visibility and competitiveness at European and International level. LNEG was awarded with the “HR Excellence in Research” Logo from the European Commission (1st Portuguese institution with this Logo). LNEG coordinates CoLAB BIOREF and is a member of CeCOLab.