The Instituto Superior de Engenharia (ISE) of the University of Algarve (UAlg) and the company Mezzegra Green Energy, which works in the area of decarbonization and production of green energy, will, as of the next academic year, collaborate in the area of research to find new ecological solutions.
According to a note sent to the newsrooms, the objectives are the “progressive elimination of fossil fuels, for a reduction in energy consumption, production of green hydrogen, reuse of water, new models of energy production and consumption communities, reduction of energy poverty and creation of new activities associated with decarbonization».
They also established the objective of diversifying the professional offer, focusing on new opportunities arising from the requirements established in the European Ecological Pact, the PNEC, and the RNC2050, which point out among several factors for the promotion of the use of electricity produced from local renewable sources. , in stimulating the creation of conditions to increase the generation of renewable electricity, electric mobility, in short for a decarbonization.
Thus, both entities will promote and participate in engineering training actions, through specific programs integrated into Higher Professional Technical Courses (CTeSP), master's degrees or seminars of the Higher Institute of Engineering itself or in external training and professional development, exclusive to the university population or open to external participation.
Paulo Santos, director of the Instituto Superior de Engenharia, considers that “agreements with companies are of vital importance as they enhance the growth of both institutions and companies, even more so in new areas with great growth potential”.
Paulo Bernardo, CEO of Mezzegra, believes that «companies must be willing to work together with educational institutions, sharing knowledge and helping students understand the job market».
For this reason, he announced at the time, Mezzegra will also «award scholarships to ISE students».
Luís Oliveira, representing the Electronic Engineering Department, João Lopes and António Mortal, from the Mechanical Engineering Department and Anabela Cordeiro, responsible for Mezzegra's R&D area, were also present at the signing of the collaboration agreement. .