Minister of Environment and Secretary of State for Energy at the Official Launch of the “Baterias 2030” Project

July 28, 2021

The Public Presentation of the “Baterias 2030” Project, about to conclude its first year of activity, will be attended by the Minister of Environment and Energy Transition, João Pedro Matos Fernandes, and the Deputy Secretary of State for Energy, João Galamba.

“Baterias 2030”, which will be presented on July 30, at gnration, in Braga, is a mobilizing project with the scientific coordination of the INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory and led by dstsolar and dstgroup.

For the 23 partners of this project, this is a demonstration of the priority given by the Portuguese Government to concrete initiatives that will contribute to achieving the goal of making Europe the first continent to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

The most visible face of it will be the creation of a living laboratory, capable of demonstrating the feasibility of alternative forms of energy generation, storage, management and distribution, in which buildings can benefit from autonomous networks powered by renewable energies.

The event will be broadcasted live on Youtube and will also be attended by the Mayor of Braga, Ricardo Rio, the President of the CCDR-N Coordination Commission for the North Region, António Cunha, and Eduardo Bacelar Pinto, administrator of ANI – Agência Nacional de Inovação.

The “Baterias 2030” Project foresees an investment of 8.3 million euros and will focus, over the next two years, “on an energy model based on renewable production that, because it is intermittent, makes intermediate storage necessary. This storage, for reasons of savings in distribution, will have to be done locally, in the buildings themselves, and integrated into smart micro-networks”, adds Raul Cunha, for who “batteries will be the new central element for sustainability and urban decarbonization, contrary to the current development model that threatens to make life in medium and large-sized cities unsustainable”.

“Baterias 2030” is born from the joint efforts made by DST Solar, DST SA, Bysteel FS, WATT-IS, Innovation Point, Efacec, Addvolt, Cimentos Maceira e Pataias, CDC New Cap, Visblue, INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, FEUP – Engineering Faculty at the University of Porto, IST – Instituto Superior Técnico, CeNTI – Center for Nanotechnology and Technical, Functional and Intelligent Materials, LNEG – National Engineering and Geology Laboratory, CEiiA, INESC-TEC, INESC-MN, University of Minho, Omniflow, 3Drivers, ZEEV, and Amnis Pura, with a total of 23 partners.