The event will also offer two minicourses on the subject

The Energy and Environment Institute (IEE/USP), in a partnership with the PRH-40 Human Resources Program, the FAPESP Shell Research Centre for Gas Innovation (RCGI), and Bandeirantes High School, will hold the “Workshop on technologies for capturing, storing, and utilizing CO2 in different formations”, November 16 and 17.

Geologist Cristina Fernanda Alves Rodrigues will be taking part in the event. She is a professor at Fernando Pessoa University, in Portugal, and graduated from the University of Porto. As a researcher, she specialized in structural cartography and earned her PhD dealing with aspects related to methane in layers of coal. She has accumulated an immense scientific production: 11 articles published in trade magazines, 39 presentations in events, seven chapters in books, and three published books, as well as other works in which she is a co-author. Ms. Rodrigues has also registered two new processes/techniques.

On the 16th, the workshop will have lectures on the following subjects: projects of RCGI’s CO2 Abatement Programme; CO2 storage in non-conventional tanks in Brazil; economic and political issues regarding the storage of CO2; computational nanotechnology applied to the petroleum and natural gas industry; and the injection of CO2 to produce methane in coal layers. On the 17th, two minicourses will be held: technologies for capturing and storing CO2 (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.) and organic petrology and geochemistry and their applications for CCS (2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.). 

Information: The “Workshop on technologies for capturing, storing, and utilizing CO2 in different formations” takes place on November 16 and 17, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., in the IEE/USP auditorium (Av. Prof. Luciano Gualberto, 1.289 – Cidade Universitária, São Paulo). Registration is free and must be made by e-mail to, giving name, position, and institution. (A coffee break will be provided, as well as certificates of participation).