From Tecnico Lisboa, the Mechanical Engineering students Pedro Mendes Dias, André Ferreira e Carlos Miguel Carvalho will receive the awards for best works energy efficiency projects presented in the context of the Galp 21 cooperation programme, for their work with Philip Morris, Porto Alto e Plastimar, respectively.
Galp 21 is a university cooperation programme whose purpose is the annual development of 21 studies and works carried out by students or master’s students in Portugal’s top three universities (University of Aveiro, Instituto Superior Técnico and the Engineering School of the University of Porto). Its aim is to identify and develop rational energy systems and behaviours that may be applied to industry and buildings.
In addition to a scholarship, the young people covered by the cooperation programme are entitled to participate in a competition that monetarily awards the three best works done in each university. This year's winners for Tecnico Lisboa are Pedro Mendes Dias (1st place, with Tabaqueira - Philip Morris), André Ferreira (2nd place, with Porto Alto - Rações para Animais) and Carlos Miguel Carvalho (3rd place, with Plastimar).
For the 11th edition of the programme, the jury, presided by Professor António Moreira from IN+, with José Costa Pereira and Rodrigo Martins from GALP, evaluated the projects proposed by all three schools and selected the winners from the pool of works presented. In total, 116 measures were proposed, 20.7% of which were implemented by the participating entities. All the proposed measures allowed for average reductions of 10.4% in primary energy consumption and 9.4% in CO2 emissions, with an average return on investment time of 3.9 years.
Galp 21 is based on a shared mentoring system between Galp (the client manager), the client and the university concerned. The studies’ results and proposals are then tracked by Galp, with the aim of contributing to their materialisation into energy efficiency projects for their clients.