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PRR supports over 50 business consortiums: Petrogal, Prio and Efacec are the largest



PRR supports over 50 business consortiums: Petrogal, Prio and Efacec are the largest

Only 13 of the 64 finalists in the largest competition in European fund history, the Recovery and Resilience Plan (PRR) Business Innovation Program, received an “unfavorable” result in the evaluation published at the end of this report. Friday by the Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation (IAPMEI).

This means that 51 large business consortiums – five times the number of the 10 originally envisaged in the PDP – should receive the support of the “European bazooka”.

In total, he proposes to invest about 7.6 billion euros to bring ultra-innovative products and services to the market by 2026.

Who are the biggest winners?

About half of these investments are being offered by the ten largest business consortiums, led by Petrogal for batteries (914 million euros), Petrogal for hydrogen (579 million euros), Prio Bio (492 million euros), Efacec Energia (343 million euros). ), Efacec Engenharia e Sistemas (€308m), Nos Comunicações (€259m), Polisport Plásticos (€257m), DST Solar (€239m), Geo Sat (€224m) or Domingos da Silva Teixeira (215 million euros).

The largest of the business consortia, led by Petrogal, has offered to invest 914 million euros in building a battery value chain from the ground up to make Portugal the world’s fifth largest lithium producer and the first country in Europe to operate a refinery. processing of this mineral.

Sines is home to a second €579 million consortium, also led by Petrogal, to produce green hydrogen and decarbonize vehicles.

A highlight for the DST Group, which is involved in four major consortiums.

On the one hand, DST Solar approved its €239 million proposal to create a “new technology ecosystem” in the field of batteries. Domingos da Silva Teixeira’s proposal of 215 million euros has been approved for a “deep change” in the production profile of the modular construction sector, this business group.

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This DST group is also in the process of acquiring Efacec, the leader of two even larger consortiums: the energy transition alliance Efacec Energia (€343 million) and the Efacec Engenharia e Sistemas program (€308 million) for new value. circuit in the area of ​​green electric fuel.

And who failed?

Only 13 out of 64 finalists were rated “unsatisfactory”.

At stake are, for example, consortiums led by SP Televisão for the development and reindustrialization of cultural, creative and audiovisual activities in Portugal; Immunethep for the production of vaccines; Mota-Engil for the reindustrialization of the construction sector; Casais for sustainable industrial construction; or Continental Advanced Antenna for the development of intelligent green mobile products and systems.

Consortiums led by Decsis II Iberia, TMAD, Circlemolecule, Alvistex, Acuinova, Mediceus, Void Software or Clube da Maçã for fruit growing in the western region have also not achieved a positive result.

The economic and financial viability of the initiators and projects was one of the eight evaluation criteria for this PRR Business Innovation Agenda Competition.

Other criteria were: the degree of innovation or differentiation; impact on the competitiveness of business and changing the profile of the country’s industrial specialization; potential impact on the project development region; opportunity to use investments; economic potential for innovation and scalability; the project’s contribution to carbon neutrality and energy sustainability; and the quality of the consortium in terms of the competencies of the promoters in relation to the objectives of the project and the management model of the consortium.

IAPMEI coordinates the activities of the Commission for the Coordination of the Agenda (CCA), which also includes government agencies for innovation (ANI), investment and foreign trade (AICEP), Compete 2020 and Science and Technology Foundation (FCT).

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An independent jury, chaired by English expert John O’Reilly, judged the innovative nature of the applications and their strategic importance for changing the profile of a manufacturing specialization or for transforming the relevant chains of new products and services that will be available on the market. .

the government promised

The Agenda for Business Innovation competition launched last summer and awarded just 930 million euros to support a dozen consortiums. However, in April, Prime Minister António Costa announced the government’s intention to strengthen these European funds for companies.

Economy Minister António Costa Silva later told Expresso, which expects to mobilize about four billion euros to support all worthy candidates.

“The country must invest its resources in the Agenda. This is the most damaging PRR measure to change the country’s manufacturing profile, based on technological innovation rather than low wages. This is an absolutely transformative project that can use all the best that has been done in the country to export 53% of GDP by 2030, invest 3% of GDP in R&D and reduce CO2 emissions by 55%,” the Minister of Economy justifies. Antonio Costa Silva.

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Everything has been delivered. 10 Bugatti Centodieci are already in the hands of the owners



Everything has been delivered.  10 Bugatti Centodieci are already in the hands of the owners

OAll Bugatti Centodieci have been delivered, the Molsheim-based brand said on Monday. Cristiano Ronaldo received the number 07 in October this year. and Bugatti has now revealed that the latest unit – #10 – is already in the possession of its owner.

“The Centodieci combines all the values ​​of the Bugatti brand in an extraordinary package: rarity, innovation, heritage, craftsmanship and unrivaled performance. The production batch of 10 units was so in demand by our customers that it was sold before the Centodieci. was even officially presented,” said Christophe Piochon, president of Bugatti.

This latest example is finished in Quartz White with carbon fiber trim on the bottom and matte grilles. The brake calipers are painted in Light Blue Sport, as is the logo on the rear that refers to the EB110, the iconic Bugatti model that inspired this Centodieci. Inside, the predominant color is also blue, as you can see in the images above.

This block is powered by the same block as the other nine instances. The 8.0-liter W16 with four turbines is capable of developing 1600 hp. In terms of performance, this allows the Centodieci to hit 100 km/h in just 2.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 380 km/h.

Recall that each unit costs the owners eight million euros before taxes.

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The first Dacia hybrid. “The cheapest hybrid family on the market”



The first Dacia hybrid.  "The cheapest hybrid family on the market"

BUT Dacia revealed this Monday that the hybrid engine has been available since March on the Jogger, the Romanian brand’s model known to be available with a seven-seat variant.

The Jogger Hybrid 140, Dacia’s first hybrid, will hit dealerships in March, but customers can expect and order it as early as January.

The price has been revealed by Dacia and since it’s only available in the seven-seater SL Extreme, it starts at €28,800. The brand claims it is “the most affordable hybrid family car on the market.”

Available in six existing colors to celebrate the launch of this hybrid, there will be a slate gray version, as you can see in the images above.

Equipped with a 1.6 liter four-cylinder petrol engine with 90 hp, the Jogger is also powered by two electric motors (a 50 hp engine and a high-voltage starter-generator). The total power is 140 horsepower. The electric transmission is automatic, four-speed, connected to an internal combustion engine, and two speeds are connected to an electric motor. This combined technology was possible, according to Dacia, only due to the lack of clutch.

Combined with the energy recovery levels of the 1.2kWh (230V) battery pack and the efficiency of the automatic transmission, regenerative braking delivers all-electric traction on 80% of urban journeys and saves up to 40% of fuel compared to a combustion engine vehicle.

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See how Tesla tests its electric Semi truck in the worst-case scenarios



Tesla Semi camião elétrico testes

Tesla has finally been able to bring its long-awaited Semi to market. This electric truck promises to revolutionize transportation and bring all the unique characteristics of this type of electric vehicle to this class of vehicles.

Now that the first units have been delivered, there is hope that they will finally be mass-produced and reach more transport companies. With so many promises to be kept, a new video is now emerging showing Tesla testing its Semi truck under worst-case scenarios.

Tesla Semi is already on the market

Like all Tesla electric vehicles, Semi follows the same line of creating a unique design associated with a platform with the most modern technology available. The proof is in what was presented to the public and surprised most people.

To prove the quality of this new proposal, Tesla published in your LinkedIn account new video. In it, he reveals some of the testing he's done to determine the strength and quality of the Semi's design and its (potential) durability.

Tests to prove its durability

It has been revealed that the Tesla electric truck is subjected to numerous tests and its application in the worst scenarios that drivers may face. It doesn't stop at the ruggedness of the Semi's designs, but goes further and focuses on the motors and batteries themselves.

This is the proof that many have been waiting for to ensure that this new proposal is not limited to a lot of autonomy. Its resistance is great and will provide greater durability, further enhancing the Semi's value and performance.

high quality electric truck

Tesla has already showcased the Semi's quality with a video showing its truck driving roughly 500 miles on just one charge. The big news here is that he managed to make this long journey with a maximum load of about 37 tons.

Now Tesla remains to widely place the Semi on the market. At the moment, only a few companies have access to this new product, with a very long list of pending deliveries, who want to start mass-using this electric truck offering.

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