Key Innovation Projects

Key Innovation Projects

We work together with the business units to pave the way to energy transition and to achieve carbon neutrality in the future

Renewables & Energy Management





Agrivoltaics is a novel way to merge solar energy production with agriculture. Instead of competing for space, Agrivoltaics creates a mutually beneficial relationship between its two components. Enabling renewable energy production in the same space as farming while shielding crops from nature’s forces like hail, heavy rain, droughts and high temperatures.

Although we are just at the beginning of understanding the synergistic potential of AgriVoltaics, it is promising to create a positive impact on agricultural practices, for food producers and on nature.

Galp together with its partners is developing a series of actions to learn how to turn this early trend into a sustainable reality.


Energy Storage

Energy Storage is and will play a key role in the decarbonization of the energy world. Energy storage is a renewable energy enabler by providing adequate response to increasing electricity grid variability brought by renewable sources, buffering high and low generation and demand balance, while increasing grid’s stability. There are multiple integration benefits as it prevents renewable energy value cannibalization in the market, avoids curtailment of renewable energy due to excess generation or grid constraints, while using its fast response time to provide ancillary services to the grid. Therefore, Galp is developing a series of initiatives around energy storage, including piloting technologies, new software solutions to increase the value captured by its renewable generation.


V2G Azores

Pioneer V2G (vehicle-to-grid) project in Portugal with 10 EVs performing grid services

Sensei Pod

First autonomous store in a service station in Europe

Production & Operations



Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage

Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) is a promising technology aimed at reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and mitigating climate change. Galp innovation team is exploring ways to decarbonize both refining and upstream assets on their operations through the implementation of CCUS solutions being explored in Research, Development and Innovation projects focusing in different areas such as the study of efficient capture technologies, carbon utilization routes such as e-fuels and permanent geological storage solutions in partnership with key players, aligning with global efforts to reduce carbon emissions and protect the planet.



Low Carbon Fuels

The production of Low Carbon Fuels is a critical aspect for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and achieving a sustainable energy future with lower environmental impact. Galp, through its innovation portfolio explores two promising streams including e-fuels using CO2 and green hydrogen as well as biofuels, based on different types of biological feedstocks, to identify the best technological routes capable of gradually replacing traditional fossil fuels. By assessing the viability and scalability of these approaches, we can accelerate the transition towards a low-carbon economy and contribute to a cleaner, greener future for all.



Green Hydrogen

Green Hydrogen is a clean, abundant, and renewable source of energy that plays a key role in the transition towards a more sustainable future. Optimizing the production and utilization of GH2 requires an integrate approach that takes into account various factors such as energy production and use, market predictions, and new technologies.

Galp is committed to be key player in GH2 production using electrolysis constantly seeking for new technologies and optimization processes that can leverage this process while also testing different possibilities for storage to fight the intermittency of renewable energy sources and transportation to reach the different industries in need for this source of clean energy to meet their decarbonization goals.