Recent CCUS Experiences and Lessons for Brazil

Date: November 25th
Schedule: 10h am – 12h
Venue: RCGI – Av. Professor Mello Moraes, 2231


Graduated in Chemical Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1979), Master at COPPE / UFRJ (1997) with the dissertation “Use of surfactants in the mobilization and biodegradation of diesel in impacted soils” (experimental part conducted at the French Institute of Petroleum , in Rueil Malmaison – 1994-95) and PhD in Chemical Engineering from COPPE / UFRJ (2005) with the thesis “Biopile application in bioremediation of petroleum contaminated clay soils” by COPPE / UFRJ (2005), whose experimental part was developed at Technische Universität Hamburg, Germany (2004-2005).

Petrobras employee (1978 to 2016), where he worked at the Research Center (CENPES) in studies in the areas of petroleum biotechnology, biological treatment of refinery effluents, solid waste treatment, recovery of soils and aquifers contaminated by petroleum and its derivatives. , climate change mitigation, atmospheric emissions and CO2 capture and geological storage (CCS), reaching Senior Consultant. Coordinated (2007-10) the “Eco-Efficiency Project in Urucu -EcoUrucu”, with projects to improve the energy and environmental efficiency of the oil and gas production processes of the Geologist Pedro de Moura (AM) Operations Base. Participated in the Brazilian Antarctic Program (2008 and 2009).

He was coordinator of the Climate Change Mitigation Technology Program – PROCLIMA (2010-2014) and the Emission Reduction Technology Program – EMISSIONS (2014-2016), coordinating R&D projects with several national and international institutions. Sponsored the CO2 Capture Project which develops several CCS related projects.

He was a representative of Petrobras and a board member (2010-16) at the Petroleum Environment Research Forum (PERF), which comprises the world’s leading oil companies, and participated in the Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum (CSLF) technical group, representing the Ministry of Mines and Energy. He was a member of the Executive Committee of the IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Program (IEAGHG) from 2012 to 2016. He participated in the Brazilian delegation at the UNFCCC (COP) 16 (Cancun), 17 (Durban) and 20 (Lima) Conferences of the Parties.

He has several scientific papers in national and international journals and conferences. Chapter in the book “Environmental Microbiology”, published in 2008 by EMBRAPA Ambiental. He has participated in several masters and doctoral stalls. He taught at COPPE MBP (2002/2003) and at the UERJ Master of Chemistry. Ad hoc consultant at FACEPE (Pernambuco State Science and Technology Support Foundation) since 2012.

Member of the Steering Committee of the InternationalWorkshop on Offshore Geologic CO2 Storage (2016-present). Currently acts as a consultant in the area of ​​environment and energy.