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

 

 

A

Agrivoltaics

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.

E

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.

Commercial

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

C

CCUS

Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage

 developing a business plan to decarbonise Sines refinery and upstream assets through new ways for carbon capture utilization or storage.

L

LCF

Low Carbon Fuels

Evaluate technology productions for Low Carbon Fuels (synthetic (WeSAF) and biofuels) production.

G

GH2

Green Hydrogen

 Optimization of energy production and use, Green H2 production, supply to refinery, storage, based on renewables price (solar / wind) and price, market predictions and new technologies. GH2 utilization optimization for replacing NG in the cogeneration unit.