Climate change is now a reality hard to ignore. There is an overall understanding about our feasible future, which comprises a much cleaner energy matrix, less dependent on fossil fuels. Net zero carbon emissions is a doable task, but it must come along with a deep change in the way we produce and consume energy.
This achievement is a multidisciplinary task, where technology plays a critical role, once old ways of producing energy, most from fossil fuels, must be replaced by gentler and environmentally friendly methods.
The best minds in the world are now united in this effort, trying to tackle this huge challenge. Academia and industry are joining efforts to provide affordable and cleaner energy solutions to the whole globe. The Center for Innovation on New Energies (CINE) was created with this mission. Helping tackling the energy transition challenge. Generating knowledge. Creating capability. Offering Solutions. This is our ultimate goal.
Prof Ana Flávia Nogueira
Director of CINE