Center for Innovation in New Energies (CINE)

Center for Innovation in New Energies (CINE)
Goal: To generate knowledge and create capacity for the energy transition
Business partner: Shell Group Brazil

Division 1 – Dense Energy Carriers
Coordinator: Ana Flávia Nogueira
Host institution: Institute of Chemistry, State University of Campinas (IQ-UNICAMP)
FAPESP Processes 2017/11986-5 | Operation period: Aug 2018 to Jul 2028

Division 2 – Advanced Energy Storage
Coordinator: Rubens Maciel Filho
Host institution: School of Chemical Engineering, State University of Campinas (FEQ-UnICAMP)
FAPESP Processes 2017/11958-1 | Operation period: Aug 2018 to Jul 2023

Division 3 – Computational Materials Science and Chemistry
Coordinator: Juarez Lopes Ferreira da Silva
Host institution: São Carlos Institute of Chemistry, University of São Paulo (IQSC-USP)
FAPESP Processes 2017/11631-2 | Operation period: Aug 2018 to Jul 2028

Division 4 – Methane to Products (M2P)
Coordinator: Fábio Coral Fonseca
Host institution: Nuclear and Energy Research Institute (IPEN)
FAPESP Processes 2017/11937-4 | Operation period: Aug 2018 to Jul 2025
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CInE was launched by FAPESP, UNICAMP, USP and IPEN on May 23, 2018 with the aim of developing technologies for clean energy conversion and storage, as well as sustainable routes for the production of green fuels and other chemicals.

CINE has four research divisions, where a total of 20 projects are carried out. The members perform research at the frontier of knowledge. In parallel, the center works to transfer technology to the business sector through patent licensing, partnerships and startups.

In five years, CINE has made important scientific contributions to energy transition and decarbonization, from the development of scientific
instrumentation to study electrochemical reactions to the production of green hydrogen using solar energy, as well as the manufacturing of
batteries based on emerging technologies. Other important advances have been made in equipment and catalysts for greenhouse gas conversion into chemicals.

CINE's achievements are reflected in more than 420 published papers, 10 patent applications, and more than 200 students and postdocs trained in the field of new energies


Researchers explore strategies to convert CO2 into value-added products for industry
One of the goals of the study conducted by scientists at the Center for Development of Functional Materials and the Center for Innovation in new Energies is to reduce atmospheric emissions of this greenhouse gas.

FAPESP-supported research center develops ammonia production process with high energy efficiency
Annual production of NH3, the world’s most synthesized molecule, totals 1.2 million metric tons. Its successful use in fuel cells will boost demand.

New theoretical model paves way for more efficient supercapacitor
The new model is capable of providing a realistic analysis of the experimental data for a supercapacitor in which internal energy losses are considered.


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