Professor Owen Anderson will do research at the University of São Paulo financed by the Fulbright Specialist Program


Next September 11, the FAPESP Shell Research Centre for Gas Innovation (RCGI) will welcome Professor Owen Anderson, Lecturer and Distinguished Oil and Gas Scholar at the University of Texas School of Law. He was invited by Professor Hirdan Katarina de Medeiros Costa, Coordinator of the RCGI’s Project 21, and will lecture on the subject of “Carbon Capture and Storage in the United States”. CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage) is indicated by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) as one of the measures to be taken for mitigating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and to which the world will have to turn, if it wishes to control global warming.

The lecture will be given from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon, at the RCGI’s headquarters in the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (USP) (Av. Professor Mello Moraes, 2231 – Cidade Universitária, São Paulo). It is open to the public and registration is free. Space is limited. Registration can be made by e-mail: rcgi.lex@usp.br.

Dr. Anderson will be at USP for two months, on a developmental leave from the University of Texas, performing various research activities, under the Fulbright Specialist Program. This first encounter, which is also to welcome and present the visiting Professor, begins his cycle of lectures and activities. “It is an honor and an incredible opportunity for us to welcome Owen Anderson; he is a lecturer at a number of universities throughout the world, a member of important international associations, and has broad experience in the energy industry,” Professor Hirdan explains.

The event is organized by the team of the RCGI’s Project 21, also manages the RCGILex that was created for the purpose of gathering and analyzing the legal frameworks applied to the Brazilian natural gas sector, specifically in the State of São Paulo, as well as fomenting discussions among the main experts on natural gas in Brazil.

“Broadening the knowledge of researchers, as well as the interested public, regarding CCS initiatives and its regulatory procedures is one of our objectives, because we are aware of the importance given by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to this alternative for mitigating GHGs. Within the scope of the RCGI, we are already working to build the basic standards of the activity here in Brazil,” Professor Hirdan Medeiros emphasizes.