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Energy efficiency projects developed by university students distinguished by Galp 21/02/2019

Last Wednesday, February 20, finalist students from Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Aveiro and Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, were awarded for the projects that best contribute to promoting sustainable energy systems and good energy efficiency practices in Galp's client entities, under the 12th edition of the Galp21 university cooperation program. Luís Moreira, director of IN +, participated in the ceremony.

Created to stimulate the transfer of knowledge and innovation between the business world and the academic world, the Galp21 university cooperation program allocates 21 research grants annually to IST, AU and FEUP finalist students. Since 2007, more than 230 students have completed internships and developed projects in more than 220 Galp client entities, contributing to the sustainability of energy business partners.

In the 2018 edition of Galp21, 69 initiatives were proposed, corresponding to an investment by companies of 5.4 million euros and with a potential saving of almost 3 million euros per year. The measures proposed in 2018 had a potential energy saving of 5% and a reduction in CO2 emissions of 4%.

List the winning projects for the 2018 edition:

Instituto Superior Técnico:

Ana Raquel Gomes | Technical and economic study of the integration of photovoltaic panels at Corinthia Lisboa Hotel
Francisco Aparicio | Caetano Coatings - The Company's Carbon Footprint
Tomás Macedo | Lusosider- Reduction of the specific consumption of thermal energy in a flat steel mill


Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto:

Milena Centeno | Energy Reduction Plans of a Sugar Refinery
Pedro Silva | Santos da Cunha - Optimization of gas distribution routes
João Souto | Rationalization of Consumption of Natural Gas at the Nestlé Port Plant


Aveiro University:

Luís Correia | Preheating of Electromagnetic Induction Molds - Crisal
Gabriel Esteves | Energy efficiency of compressed air systems: Lusiaves - poultry slaughtering and processing center
Rui Canha | Energy Optimization of the Gazmondego Distribution Fleet