Hybrid Energy - Instituto Ecológica

Hybrid Energy - Instituto Ecológica

Hybrid Energy

Strengthening Energy for Isolated Systems for Fuel Cells

Climate Change
Biodiversity Conservation Knowledge Enhancement Community Development
Technology Transfer
Water Resources
Ecosystem Cerrado and Amazon
Localization Pium/TO
Legal Framework National Funding
Project Status Completed
Fundraising Modality Exclusive
Fundraising Status Closed

Local Context

The project consists in strengthening energy for isolated systems for fuel cells in Canguçu Research Center. The project lasted from 2004 to 2007 and included partners such as CT-ENERG, CNPq, Ministry of Science and Technology, Federal University of Tocantins, Barbosa & Barbosa, besides the MME funding.

Project Description

The main objective of the project was to provide clean energy to the Canguçu Research Center, implementing on-site generation of electricity by using solar panels and storage for fuel cells. The design of the initiative is in line with the proposal of the Brazilian National Forum on Climate Change.

The components of clean energy system are: solar panels as electricity generators for electrolysis of water, a hydrogen storage system and a fuel cell power system or combustion engine adapted to hydrogen as fuel.

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Resume (Portuguese)


  • Clean energy supply, helping to mitigate the climate change effects.
  • Exchange of human, material and technological knowledge.


  • Isolated systems for fuel cells.
  • Solar panels.
  • Hydrogen storage system.
  • Fuel cell power system.
  • Combustion engine adapted to hydrogen.