Electricity consumption is present in every daily activity for each and
every citizen and company. More, electricity is fundamental to a life
with quality and comfort. However, it is a source for CO2 emissions and
therefore contributes to climate change.
Growing environmental awareness and demand for sources of energy that are sustainable and have positive impact on environment, employment, regional and climatically neutral development, motivate the existence of this event.
It is urgent to study and implement new energy sources, enabling reduction in dependence on hydrocarbons within a framework of autonomy and energy self sustainability, that respond adequately to the growth of emerging economies and sustainable development, in the long term.
There is a great opportunity to develop hydrogen potential in a new model. In this model, renewable energies are primary sources, hydrogen is used as an energy regulator of intermittent sources and as a suitable fuel for mobility - an area where hydrogen already plays a relevant role in other regions.
Thus, expecting the generation and sharing of new ideas and solutions, new challenges arise that lead to a future with innovation.
*The event is open to all interested people, but subject to registration.
President of Tomar City Council; President of the General Assembly of the Judicial Network; Direction Member of the Association of Vale do Tejo Municipalities; Direction Member of Resitejo - Association for the Management and Treatment of Médio Tejo Garbage; Direction Member of ADIRN - Association for the Ribatejo Norte Integrated Development; Member of the Steering Committee of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions representing the National Association of Portuguese Municipalities;
Vice-President of Médio Tejo Intermunicipal Community; Direction Member of the Portuguese Association of Municipalities; National Association of Portuguese Municipalities representative in the Lisboa e Vale do Tejo Regional Commission of the National Commission to Combat Desertification.
President of the Board of Directors of MédioTejo21.
President of Ferreira do Zêzere City Council.
President of the Abrantes City Council; President of the Médio Tejo Intermunicipal Community; President of Tagusvalley management; Member of the General Assembly of TECPARQUES; Member of the Board of Directors of International IASP; President of the General Assembly of VALNOR; President of the district Civil Protection committee; Counselor of the Economic and Social Council;
Member of the General Council of the National Municipalities Association; ANMP representative in the Council of the European Communities and regions in the Standing Committee to the equality of women and men in the Local Life; ANMP representative in the Technical Management Committee of the Fund of Promotion of Consumer rights and in the Advisory Committee on the Promotion of Consumers Human Rights.
President of AP2H2, Portuguese Hydrogen Association, Founder and manager of GSyF, Energy Consultant.
Dr Carmen M. Rangel is Research Coordinator at
the National Laboratory for Energy and Geology in
Portugal. She was awarded a Ph.D degree from The
University of Leeds, U.K in 1980 and right after, a postdoctoral
fellowship at the University of Newcastleupon-
As a Research Coordinator, she has been involved in the implementation of an infrastructure for Advanced Research in Hydrogen, Fuel Cells and Batteries, in order to address Energy challenges through a portfolio of projects in the field of new materials for electrochemical devices for energy conversion.
The Division of Research and Renewable Studies from Directorate General of Energy and Geology (DGEG) has the following functions: Monitoring the innovation of energy production processes, including the perspective of environmental protection; Conduct studies and research projects in the fields of renewable energy and energy efficiency, in conjunction with the other DGEG services; Accompany, in conjunction with the institutions of the national scientific and technological system, the identification of the hydrogen potential for energy purposes, as well as the best solutions for its use.
This Division has 7 projects for I&I ongoing, 4 are co-financed at national level, and 3 are funded by the H2020. Currently, this Division has 7 researchers and 5 superior technicians, which includes 5 doctorates in different areas of expertise.
João Patrício holds a degree in Mathematics and a PhD
in Applied Mathematics from the University of Coimbra.
He is a professor at the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar for
almost 20 years; he was the director of the Departmental
Unit of Mathematics and Physics of this institution.
He is currently the Director of IPT’s School of Technology of Tomar, as well as, Coordinator of the IPT’s Smart Cities Research Center.
Luis Maia is the Portuguese National Contact Point (NCP) for the Horizon 2020 Programme in the areas of Transport, Aviation and Energy, being responsible for the Societal Challenge 4 “Smart, Green and Integrated Transport”, Societal Challenge 3 “Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy” and for the Clean Sky, SESAR, Shift2Rail and FCH Joint Undertakings (JU’s).
This entails, among other things, the organization of events dedicated to disseminating the H2020 Programme, the organization of workshops on proposal writing, and fostering the networking between all stakeholders involved in the development of R&D in the area of transport and energy, at both the national and international level. Luis has a transport consulting background, holding a PhD in Transportation Systems.
Manuel Carvalho holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto, where he completed a Postgraduate in Environmental Engineering with specialization in Water and Effluent Treatment.
He began his professional activity in 1995, in the company Ernesto São Simão, Lda., as sales and marketing manager. Since April 1997 he works at Linde Portugal, Lda., as an application engineer in the industrial gases sector.
José Maria Martins Soares is the President of the Board of Directors of AdP Energias - Energias Renováveis e Serviços Ambientais, S.A., with executive functions, since September 2016.
Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Metallomechanical Engineering from the University of Minho
He holds a degree in Chemical Engineering, Department of Processes and Industry, by Instituto Superior Técnico; Master in “Corrosion Science and Engineering” by UMIST, University of Manchester; PhD in Chemical Engineering, by Instituto Superior Técnico in the area of electrochemistry - on galvanic cells. He also has an MBA - Master of Biseness and Administration.
He is a Coordinating Professor at the School of Technology and Management of the Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre, where he currently holds the position of President of the Scientific Technical Council and Coordinator of the Research Center for Valorization of Endogenous Resources - VALORIZA.
Ricardo Jorge Bastos Amaral is Marketing, Communication & CRM Director for Toyota Caetano Portugal since 2015, which is a company that is part of the Salvador Caetano Group. He started the activity at Toyota in 2001, also worked on the Lexus brand, focused on the marketing, product, communication and customer satisfaction areas. He is involved in the management of the programs and events related to environment and sustainability, as are the cases of the program “1 Toyota1 tree”, strategy of implementation of the hybrid vehicles and the project of introduction of the plug-in in Portugal.
Degree in Management by the Faculty of Economics of Porto.
Alfonso Bernad, technician in Consultancy and Training Department in the Foundation for the Development of the Hydrogen Technologies in Aragon, he is also an engineer from the University of Zaragoza, working in the HyTechCycling project in the Business Model part of this project.
Is senior research scientist at the SINTEF research institute of Trondheim, Norway. He has been working in hydrogen and fuel cells since 2002, with focus on dynamic and control aspects, and has coordinated 3 EU projects on diagnostics and prognostics of fuel cells and hydrogen production from wind.
He has led or collaborated to projects for deployment of hydrogen solutions in ships, rail, industrial vehicles, buses, µCHP systems, wind parks.
Is an Assistant Professor at the Materials Science Dept. with a M.Sc. diploma in Energy and Environment and a Ph.D. diploma in Chemical Engineering from UPAT.
He has extensive high expertise in catalysis (design, synthesis and characterization of mixed oxides, spinels, noble metals, nanostructured materials), H2 production through low temperature methanol reforming, reactor and fuel cell engineering.
Dr. Matteo Testi (male) holds a PhD in physics at the University of Trento (2017) on the novel materials and methods for solid state hydrogen storage technologies and has a master degree in materials science at Università Cà Foscari of Venice (2012). He is involved in different European project of FCH JU.
Paolo Piccardo, Ph.D., Associate professor in Metallurgy at University of Genoa, Italy, is the coordinator of the Materials and Metallurgy research group at the Dept. of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry.
His research activities are mainly focused on: Clean energy through hydrogen with special care on SOFC and stacks; Additive metal manufacturing and their impact on mechanical and chemical properties; Modern metal manufacturing; Metal-environment interaction; Ancient metallurgy.
Holds a MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Zaragoza, Spain. He has more than 15 years of experience in the field of R&D in the energy sector while working in the R&D Department in the Puertollano IGCC Demo Plant, where he developed projects in the field of CO2 capture, H2 production, biomass gasification and process optimization.
He joined Aragon Hydrogen Foundation in 2016 and is currently the Innovation Area Manager where projects based on bringing hydrogen technologies closer to the market are developed.
Financial Engineering Officer at the FCH JU – the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (an European institution exclusively dedicated to the management of Horizon 2020 funds for fuel cells and hydrogen).
Valentine is EU Policy, Partnerships and Projects Manager at HyER. She holds a Master’s Degree in European Cooperation and European Project Management. At HyER she is involved in a wide range of activities to support members to develop their hydrogen and electro-mobility activities in their cities and regions.
Hydrogen Innovation Festival will be held at Tomar Municipal Library. The event locations are here.
On the brochure, the event room and timing are indicated.