Circular economy

We understand circular economy as an essential element for balancing out economic growth and resource consumption. This concept is supported by a dynamic process that draws on the mechanisms of natural ecosystems, which manage the long-term resources in a continuous process of re-absorption and recycling.

We want to contribute to a world with less waste production and less wastefulness, at the same time with a better use of resources and with fewer negative externalities. These are some of our projects:

Consult here the case-study "Circular Economy@Galp - Eco-Zement Project”

We partnered with COTEC in promoting circular economy. We aim to demonstrate the importance of scientific and technological capacity to address the challenges of preserving and optimising essential resources. Get to know our case study.

Galp is a sponsor in the "Circular Economy and Industrial Symbiosis in Portugal" project, coordinated by BCSD Portugal, that fosters synergies between companies and the community in the area of ​​waste and by-products. Its objectives are to evaluate the impact of the reuse of the waste mapped by the participants companies in the national context and to foster the involvement of strategic stakeholders.

We participate in the creation of this Agenda by FCT, that aims to identify the I&R lines to be developed by 2030, based on the vision of various experts and key actors from society. Here are some of the themes under analysis:

  • Design and development of new products, processes and services (e.g. eco-design, eco-efficiency, industrial symbiosis, industry 4.0);
  • Virtuous cycles of transition to the circular economy (e.g. agricultural production, biodiversity, sustainable value chains, life cycle and material flows);
  • Recovery of by-products and waste.
  • New business models (marketing, financing, market);
  • Governance and social innovation (e.g. consumer perception, consumption patterns, education).