João de Mello: “We are the ones who know the most about hydrogen production technology in Portugal”
Bondalti's CEO gave an interview to the weekly Portuguese reference newspaper “Expresso” where, among the various topics covered, alludes to the knowledge accumulated by the company over decades in the production of hydrogen, which allows it to respond to the new challenges of the energy transition, while at the same time expressing the strong intention to grow in new areas of the group's business, such as water treatment.
In this long interview, João de Mello highlights the good prospects in energy transition and decarbonization, and the way in which the Company is prepared to lead these new challenges. In the field of green hydrogen, “we are aware of the entire range of technology involved in this process”, says the CEO of Bondalti, also remembering that “we participate in the two biggest projects, the one in Sines and the one in Estarreja”.
The CEO underlines that Bondalti has “strong resolve to grow” and gives as examples the bet on green hydrogen, as well as the recent investment in a new factory in Spain, along with the entry into the water treatment sector, through the acquisition of the companies Enkrott and AEMA, which form the new holding Bondalti Water Solutions. “This is a business unit in which we are investing and where we want to grow a lot”, he said with regard to this new commitment by the group.
Bondalti's CEO also highlights the good results achieved in 2021 - profit grew 27% and sales volume almost doubled - and points out that, within the scope of the strategic path of sustainable growth, the production of lithium through an innovative, pioneering and non-polluting method, the result of a partnership established with an Australian company. “We have already taken the decision to invest in a technology demonstration factory in Estarreja”, said João de Mello, commenting on the entry into this new business area.
The full interview is available in the August 19, 2022 edition of Expresso.