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The University of Lisbon’s School of Science and Technology (FCT NOVA) is one of the most prestigious Portuguese and European engineering and science centres. FCT NOVA has international partnerships with, for example, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Texas at Austin. It has broad expertise in cutting-edge R&D, ranging from materials, environment and biotechnologies to conservation and restoration.

The Centre for Environmental and Sustainability Research (CENSE) at FCT NOVA is devoted to interdisciplinary research in environmental sciences and engineering. The CENSE research group on Climate Change and Sustainable Energy develops research in the field of energy-environment modelling. It focuses on the assessment of energy and environment policy instruments, cost-effectiveness potential of energy technologies for medium to long-term scenarios, and mitigation options under greenhouse gases emissions caps.



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CIMPOR-Indústria de Cimentos, SA (CIMPOR INDÚSTRIA) is a subsidiary of CIMPOR-CIMENTOS DE PORTUGAL, SGPS, S.A., a company which operates in the cement, ready-mixed concrete and aggregates business in Portugal and Cape Verde. It holds three cement integrated production plants, located in Alhandra, Loulé and Souselas, and a grinding and distribution center located in the Azores islands, in Portugal, as well as a cement distribution center, in Cape Verde. It is involved in the production, distribution and sale of cement and dry mortar and the marketing of white cement and hydraulic lime.

Being the biggest player in the Portuguese cement market, it is committed to stringent sustainability goals and to fulfilling its share of global responsibility to keep the temperature rise below 2ºC according to the Paris Agreement.

The company invests in research and development by means of a close cooperation with national and international universities and research institutes in specific areas of interest, including climate change.

CIMPOR is engaged in the creation of a Collaborative Laboratory, in Portugal, for the national cement sector – C5Lab – which will cover topics such as the development of cementitious materials for sustainable solutions, CO2 capture and use, and energy efficiency.



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Portugal’s Directorate-General of Energy and Geology (DGEG) is a public administration body responsible for designing, implementing and evaluating policies on energy and geological resources.

DGEG’s focus includes operational work, such as energy statistics, regulatory measures, licencing of installations, policy implementation, and policy monitoring. It also has responsibility for strategic energy and geology planning as part of, for example, national plans for security of supply (electricity and natural gas), energy efficiency, renewable energy and the national energy-climate plan 2030 (NECP).

The DGEG R&D team has been collaborating for more than 25 years with universities, public laboratories and other research centres on sustainable development, climate change adaptation and mitigation, fossil and renewable fuels, CCS, renewable thermal and electrical energy, design for strategic innovation and life cycle assessment.