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                                                                                                                           Galp invests €20M
                                                                                                                           Galp invests €20M
                                                                                                                           Galp invests €20M
                                                                                                                           Galp invests €20M
      Formula 1 officially returning to Portugal                                                                           Galp invests €20M
                                                                                                                           in sustainable
                                                                                                                           in sustainable
                                                                                                                           in sustainable
                                                                                                                           in sustainable
                                                                                                                           in sustainable
                                                                                                                           energy platform
                                                                                                                           energy platform
                                                                                                                           energy platform
                                                                                                                           energy platform
      The Formula 1 World Championship will return to Portugal on 25 October, 24 years after the last                      energy platform
      race, and will this time be held at the Autódromo Internacional do Algarve, in Portimão.                               Galp will invest €20 million in the
                                                                                                                           Energy Impact Partners (EIP)
                                                                                                  he Grand Prix of Portugal  platform “to reinforce its goal of
                                                                                                  will be staged between 23  accelerating the transition to a
                                                                                                  and 25 October and tickets  sustainable energy future”, the
                                                                                           Tfor the event are already on   group said in a statement.
                                                                                           sale, Ni Amorim, president of the  Galp said that “it will be the only
                                                                                           Portuguese Federation of Motoring  energy company in the Iberian
                                                                                           and Karting (FPAK), told Lusa.  Peninsula to have total access,
                                                                                           The last time that Formula 1 came  over five years, to a network that
                                                                                           to Portugal was in 1996, in Estoril.  joins up the relevant energy areas,
                                                                                           Canadian Jacques Villeneuve     technology and mobility, focusing
                                                                                           (Williams) was the last winner of the  on ‘scale-up’ enterprises.”
                                                                                           race, leaving his teammate, Briton  The agreement predicts that
                                                                                           Damon Hill, in second place.    “Galp will invest €20 million over
                                                                                           German Michael Schumacher in    the next five years in the EIP
                                                                                           Benetton completed the podium but  platform”, it will ensure “the
                                                                                           would lose the title that year to Hill.  privileged access to the ‘know-
                                                                                           Formula 1 had initially been    how’, knowledge of the market,
                                                                                           scheduled to start on 15 March in  business flow and analysis of
                                                                                           Australia, but the race was     trends available by EIP partners all
                                                                                           cancelled due to the Covid-19   over the world”, indicated the
                                                                                           pandemic.                       group.
                                                                                           Altogether, 13 of the 22 races of the  Galp recalled that they had
                                                                                           season have been cancelled or   already announced the intention of
                                                                                           postponed, but championship     “developing a portfolio of the
                                                                                           officials hope to have a calendar of  sustainable production of
                                                                                           15 to 18 races by the end of this  renewable energy, to harness
                                                                                           year.                           opportunities of new business that
                                                                                           The succession of cancellations  can grow”, according to the
                                                                                           has opened the door to the use of  statement.
                                                                                           new circuits in the second half of the  EIP focus on “smart operation,
                                                                                           Formula 1 World Championship    electrification, energy resources
                                                                                           season, such as the Mugello circuit  distribution, mobility,
      The Formula 1 race will take place in Portugal between 23 and 25 October at the Autódromo
      The Formula 1 race will take place in Portugal between 23 and 25 October at the Autódromo  and the Autódromo Internacional do  cybersecurity, houses, cities and
      The Formula 1 race will take place in Portugal between 23 and 25 October at the Autódromo
      The Formula 1 race will take place in Portugal between 23 and 25 October at the Autódromo
      The Formula 1 race will take place in Portugal between 23 and 25 October at the Autódromo
      Internacional do Algarve
      Internacional do Algarve
      Internacional do Algarve                                                             Algarve.                        smart buildings”, concluded Galp.
      Internacional do Algarve
      Internacional do Algarve
      Portugal pioneers technology to kill over 99% of Covid-19 in the air
      Pioneering technology that manages to kill 99.97 percent of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles in the air in just one minute and 100 percent in five minutes,
      Pioneering technology that manages to kill 99.97 percent of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles in the air in just one minute and 100 percent in five minutes,rcent in five minutes,
      Pioneering technology that manages to kill 99.97 percent of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles in the air in just one minute and 100 pe
      Pioneering technology that manages to kill 99.97 percent of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles in the air in just one minute and 100 percent in five minutes,rcent in five minutes,
      Pioneering technology that manages to kill 99.97 percent of SARS-CoV-2 virus particles in the air in just one minute and 100 pe
      has been developed in Portugal.
      has been developed in Portugal.
      has been developed in Portugal.
      has been developed in Portugal.
      has been developed in Portugal.
        The new technology to  thousands of years, has  and land transport and  samples for the         knowledge and these are  researcher, highlighting
      combat Covid-19 was      been resistance to solar  inside buildings occupied  development of vaccines  the best weapons we can  this work as an example in
      created as part of a project  radiation”, said João  by a high number of people,  worldwide, was very  use against it”, said João  the health sector in a
      led by the BLC3 Technology  Nunes.               such as airports and     important.              Nunes, arguing that “we  multidisciplinary format.
      and Innovation Campus, in  The technology which  shopping centres or       The consortium had     cannot wait for a response  “Today, we have very in-
      Oliveira do Hospital, in  has now been developed,  nursing homes.         access to an isolated strain  from vaccines and  depth scientific knowledge
      partnership with the     called AT MicroProtect, is  But “it is also possible to  from Hong Kong (at the  medications in the face of  about the behaviour of this
      University of Minho and the  based on a “new concept of  apply this to hotels and  beginning of the  airborne viruses.”   virus”, which will allow, said
      Faculties of Pharmacy of  ‘inverse physics’, which  restaurants and other  pandemic), another from  “We have to learn to be  João Nunes, “the
      the universities of Lisbon  integrates a system of  places where there is a  the USA (final phase) and a  prepared in another way,  development of more
      and Coimbra, said the    emission of wavelengths, in  problem of indoor air  third from Italy     we have to gain the capacity  technology and knowledge
      coordinator of the       a controlled and oriented  quality”, the scientist also  (intermediate phase).  to act quickly”, especially  and expand the application
      investigation, João Nunes.  way, much more efficient  points out.          “The virus alone has no  since “it is still not certain  to other viruses and
        “In one minute, of the  than solar radiation (new  The World Health     intelligence but us humans  when there will be a  bacteria of interest to public
      16,982 SARS-CoV-2 virus  principles of fluid     Organisation recently    have intelligence and   vaccine”, emphasises the  health and safety.”
      particles, in a sample, only  mechanics applied to the  warned of the dangers of
      five particles were not  flow and propagation of the  airborne transmission of
      inactivated, which gave a  virus in airborne terms),  the new coronavirus, but
      result of 99.97 percent. After  with the development of a  this, he stresses, is already
      five and 15 minute       mathematical and physical  part of the concern of the
      intervals, total inactivity was  algorithm on the behaviour  consortium led by BLC3
      obtained, without any    of the virus”, he explained.  “since the beginning of the
      variation in the behaviour of  The equipment does not  pandemic” - the AT
      the virus”, João Nunes told  use chemicals and just  MicroProtect project was
      Lusa news agency.        needs electricity to work.  first started on 14 March.
        The test was carried out  “One of the most       In three weeks,
      on 27 different samples,  dangerous and least    knowledge and technology
      with “all results being  controllable forms” of the  were developed, after
      scientifically validated”,  virus, that is the source of  which it took some time to  The test
                                                                                The test
                                                                                The test
                                                                                The test
                                                                               The test
                                                                                was
      added the researcher and  the Covid-19 pandemic, is  access isolated and  was
                                                                                was
                                                                                was
                                                                               was
                                                                                carried out
                                                                                carried out
                                                                                carried out
      president of the BLC3    transmitted between     certified strains of the  carried out
                                                                               carried out
                                                                                on 27
                                                                                on 27
                                                                                on 27
                                                                               on 27
      association.             people by air.          SARS-CoV-2 virus, to    on 27
                                                                                different
                                                                               different
                                                                                different
                                                                                different
        When studying the       The technology must,   scientifically validate the  different
                                                                                samples,
                                                                               samples,
                                                                                samples,
                                                                                samples,
      behaviour of the virus, the  therefore, said João Nunes,  whole process, said João  samples,
                                                                               with “all
                                                                                with “all
                                                                                with “all
                                                                               with “all
                                                                                with “all
      researchers concluded that  be applied as a priority to  Nunes.          results
                                                                                results
                                                                                results
                                                                                results
                                                                               results
      “one of the weakest points  the protection of      For this, the support of the  being
                                                                                being
                                                                                being
                                                                                being
                                                                               being
      [of the virus], which has not  professionals in the health  North American laboratory,  scientifically
                                                                                scientifically
                                                                                scientifically
                                                                                scientifically
                                                                               scientifically
      managed to evolve over   sector, in the means of air  which also provides virus  validated”
                                                                                validated”
                                                                                validated”
                                                                                validated”
                                                                               validated”
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