Fully aware of the increasing importance of the use of cogeneration as an efficient energy measure, Manvia participated in COGEN Day, organised by COGEN Portugal – the Portuguese Association for Energy Efficiency and the Promotion of Cogeneration.
COGEN is a non-profit association dedicated to the promotion of the efficient use of energy, through combined heat and electricity production processes, commonly known as cogeneration, or through decentralised energy production, in accordance with the primary source of energy used.
Manvia´s development strategy lies within the scope of cogeneration, and the company has been a member of COGEN since 2007.
This edition of COGEN Day featured a discussion on the impact of hydrogen as a source of energy for the industry and, in particular, clarification on the upcoming and immediate changes.
The Portuguese Government approved the National Strategy for Hydrogen in 2020, with the aim of promoting the gradual introduction of the element as a sustainable pillar, as part of a broader strategy for the transition to a decarbonised economy.
This framework entails Portugal striving to meet the goal to begin the process involving the decarbonisation of the natural gas network and, consequently, of the industries consuming this fuel.
The opening session was attended by the Assistant Secretary of State for Energy, João Galamba, reflecting the Government’s special focus on energy efficiency goals.
Topics including H2 in the decarbonisation of industry, the role of NG infrastructure, the impact of H2 on cogeneration equipment, local production of hydrogen for use in industry and the perspective of investors were debated.