RCGI releases interactive maps of the potential for generating power with biogas in SP

Divided according to three major sources for obtaining natural gas – urban waste, waste created by livestock, and the sugar and alcohol sector – the set of maps is a valuable tool for local energy planning

The FAPESP Shell Research Center for Gas Innovation (RCGI) has released a groundbreaking set of interactive maps, which is available on the internet, called Biogas, Biomethane, and Electrical power in São Paulo. These interactive maps estimate the potential for the production of biogas and biomethane in the State, and the potential electrical power available from biogas, listed by municipality, according three major sources for obtaining natural gas: waste created by livestock, urban waste, and the sugar and alcohol sector.

The data show that the potential for electrical power generated annually from biogas in São Paulo is 36,197 GWh, which corresponds to 93% of the State’s residential consumption. The annual potential annual volume of natural gas from biomethane commercialized could be in excess of 3.87 billion Nm3 or it could substitute 72% of the diesel oil sold.

The professionals responsible for these maps are Professor Suani Coelho, Coordinator of the RCGI’s Project 27, and her team, formed by Dr. Marilin Mariano dos Santos and Dr. Vanessa Pecora Garcilasso, with the collaboration of Master’s degree candidate Diego Bonfim de Souza.

While preparing the maps, the team used data from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE), the Energy Research Office (EPE), the Brazilian Biogas Association (ABiogás), Datagro, the International Center on Renewable Energy – Biogas (Cibiogás), SABESP, and Gasbrasiliano. The group generated information from these sources, and the EcoGeo Geoprocessamento e Meio Ambiente company, chosen via a public bidding process, went on to set up the maps.

This set of maps, which run on the ArcGIS platform, is easy to work with and intuitive, and it can be accessed in either Portuguese or English. Users can superimpose layers of types of information desired. The overlays are not only related to biogas and biomethane potential, but they also present, for example, the State’s natural gas pipelines, the electrical power transmission lines, the conservation units, and the existing delivery sites for natural gas, as well as other information important to municipal energy planning.

The total potential of these three major sources for obtaining natural gas is subdivided into several other more detailed maps. For example: the “waste created by livestock” group has maps specific to the swine, cattle, and poultry areas. The “urban waste” group also has separate maps of the potential production from sanitary landfills and sewage treatment plants. And the sugar and alcohol sector presents a map of all its residues (bagasse, filter cakes, and dried sugarcane thatch), and one specifically for bagasse, which represents the major portion of the potential for obtaining biogas and biomethane, and for generating electrical power in São Paulo.

The sugar and alcohol sector presents the greatest potential for the use of biogas and other energy sources, produced from these residues. Taking into consideration the ten main potential production municipalities in the State, for example, one sees a biogas potential of over 3 billion Nm3 in the harvest, corresponding to 22% of the State’s sugar and alcohol potential and, if that is transformed into biomethane, it comes to 65% of the consumption of natural gas in the State. On the other hand, the potential for generating electricity with biogas, totals nearly 32,000 GWh, if all wastes or residues were made use of in the State’s energy plants.

The following figure illustrates the data obtained, showing the enormous potential of the sugar and alcohol sector.

Suani Coelho, Professor of the Institute for Energy and the Environment of the University of São Paulo (IEE/USP) and Coordinator of the IEE’s Bioenergy Research Group (GBIO), says that today’s result is the fruit of work that began a number of years ago. “In 2009, we published the Brazilian Bioenergy Atlas, which we updated in 2012. In it, we estimated the potential use of biomass in Brazil, according to municipalities and by type of biomass. That work was highly fruitful, with the most important feature being its methodology, which many other States used to make their own maps. Today, the brand-new maps for São Paulo are interactive, besides having a broader scope, because we worked with urban and rural waste and the sugar and alcohol sector, the latter having the greatest potential for producing biogas and biomethane in the State.”

According to her, this tool is for the use of decision makers (State and municipal governments), and for entrepreneurs interested in investing in the sector. “When we printed the atlas, we received many requests for information from entrepreneurs who wanted to invest in the sector and did not know where to begin. We believe this tool can help them.”

Methodology and data – The methodology used by the group will be published in an e-book to be released in the coming months. According to Dr. Vanessa Pecora Garcilasso, who is responsible for collecting the data on urban waste, the development of the methodology also involved a meeting of various players that furnished the data. She emphasized that the group had extensive support from its partners, especially from Abiogás.

“We met with a number of the players involved, including the participation of Abiogás, EPE, SABESP, CiBiogás, and others. That meeting focused on calibrating the methodology, because, when you gather data, such as these, each institution has its own scope, method, and scenario. Thus, we needed to deal with several hypotheses regarding our methodology. And those hypotheses were discussed in advance.” An example: the group worked with the hypothesis that all of the waste collected in each municipality would be destined for sanitary landfills.

Dr. Marilin Mariano do Santos, who is responsible for the data regarding the agricultural sector, as well as that of sugar and alcohol, says the methodology sought to minimize the uncertainties that the hypotheses raise. She also states it is difficult to find data that is grouped in the desired manner, or is sufficiently complete. “An example: one may only consider cattle waste for animals kept in confinement. But the data on cattle that we have found does not say whether it deals with confined or range cattle. Therefore, we assume that all cattle spend the last three months of fattening in feedlots. In the case of dairy cows, we assume the same thing, working with the hypothesis that if the cows produce milk above a given quantity, they are being kept in confinement. Below that figure, they must be spending only four hours a day confined. These hypotheses cause uncertainties, but the methodology attempted to minimize them as much as possible.”

Next steps – The group is working toward more advances. “We are doing simulations regarding the injection of biomethane into the pipeline system: for example, what is the impact on costs to consumers? How much will it assist in avoiding greenhouse gas emissions (GGE)? We are also simulating the substitution of diesel oil by biomethane in the sugar and alcohol industry. A test done recently by my guidance student, Manuel Poveda, estimated the cost of producing biogas and biomethane in the Sertãozinho region (R$ 0.25/m3 for biogas from bagasse and R$ 0.65 Nm3 from biomethane), which is a very promising result. A preliminary estimate is that the sector spends one million dollars per year on diesel fuel,” Professor Suani states. “That is without counting the problems arising from the dependence on a single fuel source, as we saw during the truck drivers’ strike. If diesel oil doesn’t arrive, what do you do?” she added.

The group is also beginning a research and development project with the Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency (ANEEL) and the São Paulo Power Company (CESP). “The objective is to prepare the Bioenergy Atlas for São Paulo, which will not only focus on biogas and biomethane, but also on solid biomass: sugarcane bagasse, forest residues, etc. An interactive map will be developed regarding the existing potential for generating electricity, which will likely be released in the beginning of 2020,” she added.

Click here to access the interactive map in Portuguese

Click here to access the interactive map in English

Professor from Sweden’s Linköping University looking for a partnership in biogas cooperation

He visited the RCGI and is interested in a Brazil-Sweden consortium involving biogas and biomethane studies; a new visit will likely occur in December

During a recent visit to the FAPESP Shell Research Centre for Gas Innovation (RCGI), Professor Alex Enrich Prast, from the Department of Thematic Studies (Climate Change) of Linköping University, in Sweden, showed great interest in developing projects jointly with teams of different RCGI projects. To start with, his objective would be to assemble a network of cooperation for biogas and biomethane. Prast works with biogeochemistry, especially Carbon and Nitrogen cycles.

“My research focuses on the main factors that regulate anaerobic processes related to the operation of biogas reactors, in terms of their performance. The better we understand the mechanisms that are behind the production of biogas, the greater our chances of improving the yield of methane and the reuse of waste,” stated the Professor, who is a Brazilian.

He came to the RCGI through the efforts of Professor Suani Coelho, who is the Coordinator of the only project of the institution that focuses on biogas and biomethane, and is a Professor at the Institute for Energy and the Environment (IEE).

“Professor Prast’s objective, besides assembling a network of cooperation for biogas and biomethane, is to organize a Brazil-Sweden biogas consortium. He is interested in Brazil, because he noticed that we have produced good results. The initial plan is to generate joint projects, open opportunities for student exchange, etc. After all, we are still studying the type of cooperation we can maintain,” Suani explained.

Prast gave a brief presentation on the subject, followed by a presentation by Professor Suani Coelho. Those present, besides RCGI researchers, were Professor Marcos Tsuzuki, of USP’s Polytechnic School (and Coordinator of one of the RCGI projects), and Marilin Mariano, also a researcher of the Centre and Professor of the IEE.

Prast will probably return to Brazil in December for a new round of visits to research centers and universities.

RCGI Group creates methodology for estimating the volume and characteristics of biomethane after removal of contaminants

Work recently came out in a publication with CAPES classification of A1; results suggest that production from vinasse could supply 16.6% of the consumption of natural gas in the State of São Paulo

Researchers from the FAPESP Shell Research Centre for Gas Innovation (RCGI), led by Professor Suani Coelho, recently published in the Journal of Cleaner Production the results of an investigation of the technologies of cleaning and upgrading processes for removing contaminants from biogas (such as H2S and CO2). The article was published in the July issue with a QUALIS System CAPES classification of A1, with a great national and international impact (click here to read the paper). At the RCGI, Suani is Coordinator of the project “Perspectives on the contribution of Biomethane for increasing the offer of Natural Gas.”

“There is a considerably large number of technologies available for performing these processes, which could be a barrier for those who develop policies and do energy planning to make quick estimates, with few certainties and little satisfactory precision, of biomethane potentials taking into account the norms and standards established by regulatory agencies. Therefore, the main objective of the article was to propose a short-cut model, based only on mass balances, which could assess the efficiency of the cleaning and upgrading process, irrespective of the source of organic feedstock or the technology used,” explains Caio Joppert, the lead author of the paper.

According to him, the idea was to facilitate the work of decision makers and planners by creating a model that would be able to estimate how much gas would be available for use after the cleaning (in terms of volume) and what would be the energy content (calorific value) of this fuel.

“These parameters can vary considerably, according to the technology utilized, because each technology is like a black box, so to speak. What we know is that there will never occur a total purification of the methane from other gases and vapors that que comprise the biogas. And it is common to lose methane during these upgrading processes.”

Joppert, who is a chemical with a degree from the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (Poli/USP) and is working on his Master’s degree at the Institute of Energy and the Environment at the same University (IEE/USP) under the orientation of Professor Marilin M. Santos, states that the parameters for the loss of methane are very well established in the literature. “This parameter for loss influences the quantity of gas found at the end of the upgrading process, the methane content that the gas will have…. And this is not taken into consideration by energy planners and those who develop public policies,” he cautions.

The group analyzed the main purification technologies: washing with water, scrubbing with amine, physical absorption, and PSA (pressure swing adsorption), as well as newer technologies, such as separation with membranes and cryogenic separation (during which the gas mixture is held at cryogenic temperatures for CO2 liquefaction, which occurs prior to the liquefaction of CH4, and thus separates one from the other).

Results – The model created by the team was validated with data obtained from the literature (simulations and experiments) and, according to Joppert, satisfactory correlations occurred with that data, even for technologies experiencing high levels of methane loss.

It was used in a case study for the State of São Paulo, in which the team used biogas produced from vinasse to generate biomethane that would meet ANP norms.

[custom_blockquote style=”green”] “Besides the volume and composition of the biomethane, we assessed how much of the biogas produced would be needed to generate enough energy to supply the upgrading process. This is an important parameter, because the process could consume a considerable fraction of the biogas that will be upgraded to biomethane. Cryogenics, for example, demand very high energy consumption levels: the cryogenic process is the one that most consumes energy and, therefore, leaves less biogas available for producing biomethane.” [/custom_blockquote]

The author added: “Taking into consideration the mass balance of the process, plus the energy mass balance, we calculated that the volume of biomethane the would remain available to substitute diesel oil in the farming machinery and the trucks used at the mills, and also to be injected into the pipeline and make energy available to the sugar and alcohol mills near the State’s gas pipeline network.”

According to him, the model allowed making a prior choice of the technology that could meet the requirements. “The model assisted in making a prior choice of the technology that would be adequate to the needs of the biomethane standard imposed by the regulatory agency, and made it possible to estimate that 1.975 billion Nm³/year of biomethane could be produced from vinasse, thus supplying 16.6% of the natural gas consumption of the entire State and potentially all of the consumption of diesel oil at the sugar and alcohol mills. Furthermore, the substitution of natural gas and diesel oil could prevent the release of 3.965 million tons of CO2eq into the atmosphere (5.48% of the emissions of the entire State of São Paulo).”

He adds that, at the present time, Brazilian norms for injecting biomethane into the system are being established and that it would be an opportune moment to present the methodology to decision makers and planners, which the group intends to do.

Book on biogas and biomethane production already available on-line

Brazil has technologies for obtaining and commercializing these energy sources, but there still are few initiatives. Book hopes to change this scenario.

With the support of the FAPESP Shell Research Centre for Gas Innovation (RCGI), Professor Suani Coelho, of USP’s Institute for Energy and Environment, recently released the book “Technologies for Producing and Using Biogas and Biomethane (Tecnologias de Produção e Uso de Biogás e Biometano), which is already available in an on-line e-book format. This is just one more volume in the RCGI/USP/Synergia series, six of which had already been published. The publication presents recent information, in an instructional form, regarding obtaining these two energy sources from urban and rural waste, and included the participation of members of the IEE’s Bioenergy Research Group (GBIO). Suani coordinates an RCGI project that studies the contribution of biomethane to increasing the offer of natural gas in Brazil.

Ms. Coelho says that the production and use of biogas and biomethane are still at a very early stage in Brazil. However, that is not due to the lack of technologies, but mainly to the conservative conduct of many players involved in the process of obtaining these energy sources and to the lack of adequate incentive policies. “There are few, but important, initiatives that still must be made known throughout the country. The book gives special attention to vinasse, which is a residue produced in enormous quantities in the process for obtaining ethanol and has immense energy potential,” she said.

In the State of São Paulo, data gathered by Ms. Coelho and her team show that the sugar and ethanol mills are huge sources for producing biogas and biomethane. “The mills offer the biggest potential arising from the treatment of vinasse, which at the moment is used to fertilize sugarcane crops,” she states. Based on the harvest of 2015/2016, the estimate is a possible production of 302,848 m3/h of biogas and 151,424 m3/h of biomethane, with the potential for generating 4,133 GWh of power per year. “The book will most certainly be very useful to students, researchers, and entrepreneurs who are interested in the subject of biogas and biomethane,” she says, while pointing out that the print version of the book should be coming out soon.

RCGI/USP/Synergia Collection:

1. Atualidades Regulatórias do Mercado de Gás Brasileiro [“Regulatory Update of the Brazilian Natural Gas Market”].
Organizers: Hirdan Katarina de Medeiros Costa, Silvia Andrea Cupertino, and Edmilson Moutinho dos Santos.

2. Boas Práticas em Distribuição de Gás Natural – tecnologias e processos para lidar com emergências em redes de distribuição de gás natural [“Best Practices for Natural Gas Distribution – technologies and processes for handling emergencies in natural gas distribution networks”].
Authors: Alberto José Fossa, Felipe de Albuquerque Sgarbi, Danielle Johann, and Edmilson Moutinho dos Santos.

3. Impacto Ambiental na Substituição de Combustível Automotivo Convencional por GNV – caso de caminhões de lixo [“Environmental Impact of Substituting Conventional Automotive Fuel with VNG – the case of garbage trucks”].
Authors: Edmilson Moutinho dos Santos, Rodrigo Galbieri, Thiago Luís Felipe Brito, Paul Poulallion, and Dominique Mouette.

4.  Royalties de petróleo, justiça e sustentabilidade [“Petroleum Royalties, Justice System, and Sustainability”].
Author: Hirdan Katarina de Medeiros Costa.

5. Uso de Gás Natural e Biometano no transporte coletivo urbano – uma avaliação sob a ótica ambiental [“Using Natural Gas and Biomethane in urban collective transportation – an assessment from the environmental viewpoint”].
Authors: Edmilson Moutinho dos Santos, Dominique Mouette, Thiago Brito, Rodrigo Galbieri, Pedro Gerber, and Murilo Fagá.

6. Usos inovadores do gás natural na indústria: promoção da eficiência energética em arranjos produtivos locais (APL) em sintonia com melhores práticas de gestão da energia [“Innovative uses of natural gas in industry: promoting energy efficiency in local productive arrangements (LPA), in harmony with best energy management practices”].
Authors: Alberto José Fossa; Alexandre de Barros Gallo; Felipe de Albuquerque Sgarbi; Taluia Croso; Danielle Johann; Edmilson Moutinho dos Santos; and Flávia Mendes de Almeida Collaço.

7. Tecnologias de Produção e Uso de Biogás e Biometano. [“Technologies for Producing and Using Biogas and Biomethane”].
Autores: Suani Teixeira Coelho; Vanessa Pecora Garcilasso; Antônio Djalma Nunes Ferraz Júnior; Marilin Mariano dos Santos e Caio Luca Joppert.

Biomethane has the smallest carbon footprint among various available energy sources

In a workshop organized by the RCGI and the ICDK, Brazilian and Danish experts discuss technologies for obtaining fuel in Brazil, whose production potential is 80 million m³ per day

Brazil’s potential production of biomethane is 80 million m³ per day, according to the Brazilian Association of Biogas and Biomethane (Abiogás). If it is feasible, the use of this gas would be the equivalent of 24% of the country’s total demand for electrical power and 44% of the total demand for diesel oil. These figures were presented during the workshop “Dialogues between Brazil and Denmark regarding the benefits of producing biogas/biomethane, and their applications”, coordinated by Professor Suani Teixeira Coelho, of the Energy and Environment Institute (IEE) and researcher for the FAPESP Shell Research Centre for Gas Innovation (RCGI). Organized by the RCGI in a partnership with the Innovation Centre Denmark (ICDK) and with the Innovation Network For Biomass (INBIOM), the event brought together experts from the two countries in the IEE auditorium, on the 24th.

“We believe that biogas from biomass has enormous potential. It is an area that is still developing. In Denmark, we have 40 years of experience in producing biogas from biomass. We hope to be able to share experiences and collaborate in stepping up the debate on the subject in Brazil,” stated Stina Nordsborg, Director of the Innovation Centre Denmark, which is linked to Denmark’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In that country, biogas is used mainly for generating electricity and for heating. “Denmark will probably be the first country in the world to definitively ban the use of fossil fuels. And biomass is the major driver of renewable energy in the next ten years,” said Jens Bo Holm-Nielsen, the University of Aalborg.

According to him, most of the biogas used in his country (65%) comes from agriculture, with sugar beets being the main origin of the energy source. Another 53% come from effluents from sewage treatment plants, 28% from sanitary landfills, and 6% from industry. “Brazil’s potential for generating biogas from biomass is enormous, because you are huge agricultural producers.” Just to get an idea of that potential, Brazil annually produces 150 million tons of sugarcane straw, which could be used to produce biogas. That does not count the food production sector.

Sources of biomass – In Brazil, the biggest potential for producing biogas is in the sugarcane industry (56 million m³/day). That is followed by the food processing industry (17 million m³/day) and, finally, the sanitation sector (7 million m³/day). “São Paulo has the largest potential for producing biogas and biomethane from the sugarcane industry, especially from vinasse, waste left from the production of ethanol. Based on the 2015/2016 harvest, it would be possible to produce biogas at the rate of 302,848 m3/h and biomethane at 151.424 m3/h, with the potential of generating 4,133 GWh/year,” calculated Suani Coelho, who coordinates a project at the RCGI for the purpose of mapping the potential production of biogas and biomethane in the State of São Paulo.

As the Undersecretary for Renewable Energies of São Paulo, Antonio Celso de Abreu Júnior, sees it, biogas and biomethane can help maintain the renewable profile of the State’s energy matrix. “In São Paulo, 58% of the energy matrix is renewable. Today, we have an estimated volume of biogas production that could supply 20% of our demand for electrical power. Therefore, the State is highly interested in having biogas in its energy matrix.”

Suani Coelho emphasized that this is a propitious moment for discussing biomethane; in fact, policies are being established for injecting this energy source in the lines of the natural gas system. Furthermore, there is now greater dialogue between academe, the productive sector, and the government. “We have been involved with bioenergy for 20 years. And at first, we were fearful of dealing with the companies, and they with us. Now things are changing: we talk with the companies and with the governments. There is a whole network of players that are thinking with us, there is collaboration.”

Regulations – The result of these joint efforts is more vigorous, in terms of the norms generated for the sector. In June, the National Petroleum, Natural Gas, and Biofuels Agency (ANP) finally set long-awaited regulations for controlling the quality and specifications of biomethane originating from sanitary landfills and sewage treatment plants for vehicular, residential, industrial, and commercial use.

In São Paulo, at the end of July, The State Sanitation and Energy Regulatory Agency (ARSESP) decided to regulate the conditions for distributing biomethane in the natural gas system of the State of São Paulo (Decision no. 744/2017). This measure establishes the rules for inserting biomethane supplied by producers in the public natural gas pipeline system. In the coming weeks, the State of São Paulo will define and publish the percentage of biogas that should be injected in its network. “We are preparing a bill that makes it mandatory to have a percentage of biogas in the State system. This will probably be done by phases, beginning in 2020 with X% and increasing every four years,” Abreu Júnior explained.

Carbon footprint – The Scientific Director of RCGI, Julio Meneghini, stressed the possibilities for cooperation between Brazilian and Danish researchers for a prime objective. “I believe it is possible to share research objectives and that the collaboration between the two countries can help us do our best to reduce carbon emissions.”

Alessandro Gardemann, President of Abiogás and Director of Geoenergética, reminded that the carbon footprint of biomethane is one of the smallest among the know energy sources. “I am certain that we have one of the lowest carbon footprints among the available fuels. When analyzing the carbon footprint of the life cycle of several energy sources, we conclude that, while diesel emits more than 100 gCO2eq/MJ and vehicular natural gas more than 80 gCO2eq/MJ, biomethane presents a negative emission factor: something around-20 gCO2eq/MJ.” The comparison includes diesel, vehicular natural gas, electricity generated by natural gas, biodiesel, and electricity generated by the sun and by the wind.

He emphasized the importance of biomethane in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. “The substitution of biomethane for 47% of the diesel burned in 2015 would have reduced the emissions from the burning of diesel, during that year, by 74%. That corresponds to 17% of Brazil’s emissions reduction goals.”

Integrated biorefineries – Jin Mi Trioli, of the University of Southern Denmark, pointed out that biogas can be produced from the bagasse of any type of crop. “We have identified 92 types of biomass from plants that have the potential for generating methane. But that potential diminishes during storage: after ten months, the potential for generating methane is reduced by 19%.”

She also presented the concept of integrated biorefineries. “We are proposing integrated mills, with zero emissions, which could be very useful for Brazil, where the production of ethanol has the emissions footprint of methane and the use of vinasse as a fertilizer emits NO2.” The idea of integrated mills has to do with the sequential production of biofuels and biofertilizers, thus reducing GHG emissions. “An integrated biorefinery would avoid the emissions from ethanol production,” Trioli stated.

The event, which ended with the presentation of a number of case studies, also had lectures by Rikke Lybeak, of the University of Roskilde; Pietro Sampaio Mendes, of the National Petroleum, Natural Gas, and Biofuels Agency (ANP); Claudio Oller, one of the Directors of the Physicochemical program of RCGI; Gilberto Martins, of the Federal University of the ABC District (UFABC); Bruno Carmo, Vice Scientific Director of RCGI; Alastair James Ward, of the University of Aarhus; Samuel Melegari, of UNIOESTE; Pedro Paixão, Manager of Applications of Cabot Brasil; Michael Støckler, of the Agro Business Park; Aurélio de Souza, of Usinazul; and Felipe Souza Marques, of CiBiogas.

Workshop for Brazilian and Danish biogas experts

Organized by RCGI, the event discusses policies, production, and applications of biogas in both countries

This Thursday, August 24, the workshop “Dialogues between Brazil and Denmark regarding the Production of Biogas/Biomethane and Applications” will be held in the auditorium of USP’s Energy and Environment Institute (IEE/USP). The event is coordinated by Professor Suani Teixeira Coelho, who teaches at the IEE and is a researcher for the FAPESP Shell Research Centre for Gas Innovation (RCGI), where she heads up the project “The Perspectives for Biomethane’s Contribution to Increasing the Offer of Natural Gas”.

The workshop is free and open to the public, via a limited number of registrations. It will be held in English (with no translation). Registration can be made at https://goo.gl/4HeSPq. Professor Julio Romano Meneghini, RCGI’s Scientific Director, will give the opening words of welcome to attendees at 9:30 a.m., followed by Professor Colombo Tassinari, Director of IEE/USP; Stina Nordsborg, of Innovation Centre Denmark; and Professor Raul Machado, Director of International Relations for USP. The Undersecretary of Renewable Energy of the State of São Paulo, Antonio Celso de Abreu Junior, will round out the first half hour of the opening moments.

From 10:00 a.m. to 10:40 a.m., the subject “Biogas Status and Policies” will be discussed. The panel will be formed by Professors Suani Coelho, Jens Bo Holm-Nielsen of the University of Aalborg, and Alessandro Gardemann, of the Brazilian Association of Biogas and Biomethane (Abiogás).

After a brief coffee break, Professor Virginia Parente (IEE/USP) will lead the session that continues the debate regarding “Biogas Policies”. This time with Professor Rikke Lybeak, of the University of Roskilde, Pietro Sampaio Mendes, of the National Petroleum, Natural Gas, and Biofuels Agency (ANP), and Luciano Oliveira, of the Energy Research Company (EPE).

The public will have from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. to discuss with the experts the points brought up in the first two sessions. After lunch, Marilia Fanucchi, from the Department of Renewable Energy Sources of the State of São Paulo, will be the moderator of the session on the “Production of Biogas”. The invited guests will make short presentations. Professor Jens Bo Holm-Nielsen, of the University of Aalborg, will present an overview of the availability of biomass for producing biogas in Denmark and in Europe (“Sustainable Biomass for Biogas – a Danish and European Perspective”). The subject continues with a presentation by Professor Soren Ugilt Larsen (“Danish Examples of Agricultural Biomass Resources for Biogas Production”).

Vinasse, which is being exhaustively studied by Professor Suani Teixeira Coelho, is the subject of the presentation by Professor Jin Mi Trioli, of the University of Southern Denmark (“Optimization of Mono-digestion of Vinasse in the Biorefinery Chain”). After him, Professors Claudio Oller, one of the Directors of RCGI’s Physicochemistry Program, and Gilberto Martins, of the Federal University of the ABC (UFABC), will speak.

“Biogas Upgrade” is the subject of the next-to-last discussion session of the event, with the Chairman being Professor Bruno Carmo, Vice Scientific Director of RCGI. The panel will be composed of Professors Alastair James Ward, of the University of Aarhus, and Samuel Melegari, of UNIOESTE, as well as Pedro Paixão, Manager of Applications for Cabot Brazil.

Finally, in the last session, case studies will be presented by Michael Støckler, of the Agro Business Park; Aurélio de Souza, of Usinazul; and Felipe Souza Marques, of CiBiogas. The event will end at 6:00 p.m.

Workshop: Dialogue between Brazil and Denmark on Production of Biogas/Biomethane and Applications

When: August 24, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Place: Auditorium of the Energy and Environment Institute (Av. Professor Luciano Gualberto, 1,289 – Cidade Universitária – São Paulo, SP).

Registration: https://goo.gl/4HeSPq

Workshop discusses contribution of biomethane to increasing the offer of natural gas in São Paulo

Organized by RCGI, the event will bring together representatives from academia, the government, and companies on September 14, in São Paulo.

On September 14, the Research Center for Gas Innovation (RCGI) will hold a workshop in São Paulo to discuss the prospects of the contribution of biomethane to increasing the offer of natural gas in the State of São Paulo. Eight lectures are planned, to be followed by roundtable discussions in which representatives from academia, the government, and industry will deal with everything from production, generating potential, and applications, to the regulatory framework.

According to Professor Suani Teixeira Coelho, coordinator of the Bioenergy Research Group of the Energy and Environment Institute of the University of São Paulo (GBIO/IEE/USP – www.iee.usp.br/gbio), the workshop involves the actions of a study she led, with reference to RCGI’s project 27, entitled “The prospects of the contribution of biomethane to increasing the offering of natural gas in São Paulo”.

The project will map out the production of biogas and biomethane at the sanitary landfills, sewage treatment plants, and from animal and agribusiness wastes across the entire State of São Paulo. This is one of the 29 research projects that are being carried out in RCGI, which is a center of excellence that will receive R$ 100 million from FAPESP and BG-Shell, to develop technologies, innovative applications, and studies regarding the use of natural gas. Learn more about the study at this link: http://bit.ly/2bJtzkZ.

[custom_blockquote style=”green”] “The workshop will be very important for exchanging experiences and putting the needed data together more quickly with the government and industry,” she states. The proposal is to finalize the mapping within one year. “And based on that, we will discuss the regulatory policy the economics for the expansion of the use of this energy source.” [/custom_blockquote]

Service: The workshop “The prospects of the contribution of biomethane to increasing the offering of natural gas in São Paulo” will be held on September 14 in the auditorium of the Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Materials of USP (Av. Professor Mello Moraes, 2463, Cidade Universitária, São Paulo). Limited registrations can be made on the site: http://bit.ly/2bKhyfM.



Alberto Fossa – Maurício Salles

Andre Luis Ferreira MarquesSolar energy and GHG: a Data Science case study in the Manaus-Parintins Axle – EMS126
João Fegadolli Nunes da SilvaAssessment of Biomethane Potential for Urban Agriculture – EMS127
Letícia Souza de JesusEnhancing Predictive Maintenance and Diagnostic Techniques for Stator Fault Detection Using Mathematical Models and Python Simulations – EMS128
Stevan Henrique Ramon de GóesUsing Artificial Intelligence for Image Analysis in Monitoring the Condition of Wind Generator Blades – EMS129

André Dourado – Marcos Buckeridge

Thiago Vasconcelos de Barros FerrazEnabling ethanol electro-oxidation in seawater-like electrolytes for energy conversion and CO2
Paula Barione PerroniStainless Steel as Catalyst for Ethanol Oxidation Reaction
Naiza Vilas BôasThe electro-oxidation of ethanol under oscillatory regime on platinum-tin electrodes
Murilo Gomes de OliveiraStudy of Ethanol Electrooxidation in Oscillatory Regime for Gaining Mechanistic Insights.
Marilin Mariano dos SantosPerspectives of BECCUS technologies in Brazilian sugarcane sector
Leandro Francisco de OliveiraHormonal signaling network can contribute to design strategies to improve sugarcane growth and yield
André Henrique Baraldi DoruadoLignin Oxidation on CuO: (Electro)chemical Approaches
Gustavo Charles Peixoto de OliveiraComputational Engineering Approaches for Geologic Carbon Storage Site Qualification in the Brazilian
Carolina S CostaSolvent-Free Hydrogenation of Succinic Acid into Tetrahydrofuran

Renato Picelli – Marcelo Sekler

Fernanda de Marco de SouzaGHG emissions in wastewater treatment plants: nitrous oxide and the importance of data collection and monitoring
Felipe Silva MaffeiDesign of smart labyrinth seals for mitigation of GHG emissions in pneumatic machines
Emiio carlos Nelli SilvaDesign of smart labyrinth seals for mitigation of GHG emissions in pneumatic machines (compressors and turbines)
Renato PicelliEfficient Turbulent Fluid-Structure Topology Optimization with Smooth Boundaries Using Sequential Integer Linear Programming
Diego Silva PradoVirtual Analysis Tools for Enhancing Residence Time and Bubble Characteristics in Fluidized Beds
Jurandir Itizo YanagiharaDesign Optimization and Experimental Analysis of Supercritical CO2 Centrifugal Compressors– GHG2013
Daniel Jonas DezanMetamodel-Assisted Structural Design Optimization of CO2 Centrifugal Compressor – CCUS215
Maurício Silva FerreiraExperimental setup for testing supercritical CO2 centrifugal compressors – GHG2014

Lucy Gomes Sant Anna – Renato Gonçalves

Mariana CiottaCreating an offshore CCS HUB: challenges and opportunities
Marielle de OliveiraDesign Methodology for Gas-Liquid Separators in Methanol Production from CO2
Diego Miranda de Souza Costa 179Evaluation of the influence of the use of different amino acids and superbases in the preparation of deep eutectic solvents for CO2 capture
Aleksandro Kirch 180Potential of Clay Minerals for CO2 Capture and Storage: Advances from an Atomistic Perspective
Allan Cavalari Telles Ferreira 181Challenges to evaluate CO2 storage potential in Saline Aquifers in Brazil
Jose Mateo Martinez SaavedraStudying the kinetics of CO2 hydrogenation into methanol over commercial copper-based catalysts
Leandro Augusto FaustinoFine-tuning of electrocatalyst/electrolyte interface for efficient reduction of CO2 and N2 towards added-value chemicals



Virginia Parente – Suani Coelho

Thiago Giancoli BertoGreen and Yellow Hydrogen: from the federal fiscal war to global value chains – ETE119
Mateus CastagnetCarbon Footprint Reduction through the Replacement of LPG with Biodigesters: A Case Study – ETE121
Leonardo de FreitasEconomic viability of hydrogen – ETE122
Lauron ArendBusiness Models for the Brazilian Natural Gas Market in Times of Energy Transition and National Deregulation – ETE123
Jhonathan Fernandes Torres de SouzaHow much would the energy transition cost for steel and cement industries in Brazil? – ETE124
Felipe Nasser ArmondThe Crucial Role of Energy Storage Technologies in the Global Energy Transition – ETE125

Lucy Gomes Sant Anna – Pedro Vidinha

Leonardo Domenico De AngelisMechanistic insights of the plasmon-enhanced CO2 reduction reaction
Lorenzo Kesikowski FolladorScreening of Ionic Liquids for CO2RR using Molecular Dynamics
Louise Hase GraciosoUtilizing Microalgae for Sustainable Biorefinery: A Path to Carbon Mitigation and Bioeconomic Prosperity
Luana do Nascimento Rocha de PaulaEffect of the catalyst copper loading on the ethanol production in the CO2 hydrogenation over Cu-UiO-67
Lucas Rodrigues da SilvaSynthesis and Characterization of CuFeZn-based Materials as Catalysts for CO2 Hydrogenation
Maitê Lippel GotheScale up of a ReOx/TiO2 catalyst for the CO2 hydrogenation to methanol
Primaggio Silva MantoviControlling the Role of Water with Ionic Liquids in CO2RR Aiming C2+ Products
Renato Vitalino GonçalvesGreen Hydrogen Production via Photo(electro)catalysis: BiVO4 as case of study

Edmilson M. dos Santos – Karen Mascarenhas

Dindara SIlva GalvãoFuture literacy towards climate changes using theater of the oppressed – SRS205
Cylon LiawCCUS standardization mapping – The steps towards this strategic tool – SRS206
Celso da Silveira CacholaGeospatial Analysis and Clustering of Green Hydrogen Production and Consumption for Greenhouse Gas Emission Mitigation: A Case Study of Brazil – SRS207
André dos Santos Alonso PereiraScience Diplomacy and the Sustainable Development Goals: How RCGI may use it – SRS208
Alberto J. FossaStandardization of Carbon Dioxide Capture, Transportation, Utilization and Storage (CCUS) – Recent developments at ABNT and ISO – SRS209
Maxiane CardosoBrazilian climate targets and the analysis of their alignment with Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) – SRS211
Alexandre de Barros GalloGHG mitigation through energy management – Current standardization approaches – SRS212

Renato Picelli – Guenther Krieger Filho

Glycon Pena de Souza BarrosDevelopment of labyrinth seal applied to pneumatic machines using the concept of intelligent materials
to minimize leakage
Rômulo Luz CortezCompressor’s Impeller Designs: Topology Optimization for Resonance Mitigation
Shahin RanjbarzadehMulti-objective function topology optimization design of labyrinth seal
Elóy Esteves GasparinGas-like behavior constraint for s-CO2 Compression Train Optimization
Alberto Lemos DuranTopology optimization method applied to the design of compressor impellers for supercritical CO2
José Guedes Fernandes NetoSoil carbon stocks dynamics during tropical forest restoration in Atlantic Forest
Jonatan Ismael EisermannLarge eddy simulation of a dimethyl ether turbulent jet diffusion flame
João Baptista Dias MoreiraInteger Variable Topology Optimization applied to Full Waveform Inversion for salt reconstruction
Icaro Amorim de CarvalhoTopology optimisation of a rotor subjected to a transient and compressible fluid flow
Teresa Duarte LannaLi separation from production water using ZIF-67 – ETE188



Carlos Cerri – Maurício Cherubin

Bruna Emanuele Schiebelbein


Danielle Mendes Thame Denny 2

Status of soil health in agricultural soils in Brazil using the Soil Management Assessment Framework

Nature-based solutions: Sustainable development of Latin America

Mara Regina MoitinhoSpectral signature of synthetic Fe-rich nanoparticle in an agricultural soil
Marcelo Laranjeira PimentelIntegrated crop-livestock systems and well-managed pasture promote biological activity, aggregates stability and the increase of soil organic carbon in southern Amazon, Brazil
Márcio José TeixeiraDeforestation Patterns Evolution of the Amazon Basin from 1985 to 2021
Victória Santos SouzaNature based solution: cover crops in the Cerrado and their role in greenhouse gas emissions and soil carbon distribution
Wanderlei BieluczykOn-field measurements of greenhouse gas fluxes in Brazilian low-carbon agriculture: a meta-analysis and critical insights
Danielle Mendes Thame DenyConnecting carbon farming in Brazil and its implications for food (in)security in África
Dener OliveiraMake the data available: an analysis of the soil C research for the Brazilian Cerrado
João Luis Nunes CarvalhoLand use intensification as a strategy to increase soil carbon storage and stabilization in tropical conditions

Maurício Salles – Renato Monaro

Antônio Carlos Bastos de GodoiCyber Defense System for Smart Grid Communications – PS130
Beatriz Aline Riga RochaInvestigation of Ni and Cu doping effects on the sintering and proton conducting behavior of BaZr0.7Ce0.2Y0.1O3-δ – PS131
Demetrio Cornilios ZachariadisWind potential improvement through the study and mitigation of generation deviations and failures – PS132
Carlos Andre Persiani FilhoUAV-Assisted Fault Detection in Electrical Distribution Systems – PS133
Eduardo Coelho Marques da CostaParameter estimation of power transmission systems by using least square methods and optimum filtering theory – PS134
Emanuel Percinio Gonçalves de OliveiraMethodology for Obtaining an Intelligent Tool for Classifying Faults in Overhead and Underground Distribution Lines with High Penetration of Wind Sources Interfaced by Inverters – PS135
Enrique Adalberto Paredes SalazarUnderstanding Electrocatalytic Reactions trough Microkinetic Modeling Approaches – PS136
Fátima Eduarda do Nascimento MoraisMethods for the analysis of resonance in distribution systems with high DER penetration – PS137
Felipe Berto OmettoCatalysts for hydrogen production in ethanol-fed SOEC systems – PS138
Giancarlo Carvalho PrezottoMethods for analysis and mitigation of resonances in wind farms – PS201

Cristina Fernanda Alves Rodrigues – Pedro Vidinha

Ana Carolina Borges SilvaParticle resolved CFD simulations of fixed bed reactors in co2 hydrogenation
Priscilla J ZambiaziEngineering porous materials MOFs-Based – Technological Applications and Dynamic Crystals
Andressa Mota Lima 170Assessment of Non-Aqueous Electrolytes for CO2 Electro-reduction via updated Walden Plot
Bryan Alberto Laura Larico 171Development of a technical catalyst for the conversion of CO2 into methanol
Alberto Riera JLattice Boltzmann methods applied to the solution of Digital Rock problems
Alvaro David Torrez BaptistaGeochemical CO2-basaltic rocks interactions: a first principles approach
Lais Reis BorgesEvaluation of intrinsic catalytic activity of rhenium catalysts at CO2 hydrogenation in a fixed bed reactor during a scale-up process
Lázara Hernández FerrerNH3 Production via N2 electroreduction in Water-in-Salt Electrolyte with a MOF Catalyst
Renato Picelli – Fernando Sacomano
Enzo Sampronha Modeling of Temperature-Swing Adsorption in Fluidized Bed Systems for CO2 Capture
Caroline Silva Matos Experimental investigations of Brazilian oxygen carriers for the chemical looping combustion technology: from micro- to macroscale
Lucas Neves Braga Soares Ribeiro Labyrinth Diode Designed by Topology Optimization of Binary Structures using Laminar Flow and Real Gas Properties with Experimental Validation
Juliano Fagundes Gonçalves Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) channel design using the Topology Optimization Method
Marcel Augusto Alvarenga Viegas Digital Transformation Process Based on Automation and Data Service: a case study in sustainability projects
Lucas O. Siqueira Topology optimization of Turbulent 2D swirl Fluid-Structure Interaction Problems Applied to Labyrinth Seals Design Considering Natural Frequency Constraints
Lucas Ramos Deliberali Barbosa Decarbonization policies in the industrial sector: a systematic review
Yuri Souza Beleli Optimization of a continuous temperature swing adsorption system for gases originated from biomass combustion



Suani Coelho – Edmilson M dos Santos

Alberto Torres Riera JuniorA Machine Learning Force Field for Boric Acid and Water – EnvSG108
Ana Paula Alves DiboAddressing Cumulative Impact Assessment into the planning and development of offshore wind farms on the Brazilian coast – EnvSG109
Alexander TurraAssessment of the environmental and social impact of offshore wind energy (“EnvSoOff”) – EnvSG117
Andrea Carolina Gutierrez GomezMunicipal Solid Waste Potential for Hydrogen Production in the Sao Paulo State – EnvSG110
Carlos Alberto Martins JuniorAdsorption study of H3BO3 in graphene: a computational approach – EnvSG111
Daniela Higgin AmaralPotential for electricity generation from sustainable forest management residues in Brazilian isolated systems – EnvSG112
Geovanna Paulino PereiraWinds of the Future: Multidimensional Assessment of Socio-Environmental Impacts in Offshore Wind Farms – EnvSG113
Guilherme de Aquino Fernandes SousaHow far has the low-carbon energy transition contributed to energy poverty and social exclusion? Analysis from the Brazilian context – EnvSG114
RICARDO BASTOS CALABRESEINTEGRATION OF PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY IN URBAN PLANNING – Promoting resilience and decarbonization of cities through solar neighborhoods – EnvSG115
Thalles Moreira de OliveiraOptimization study of blue hydrogen distribution as an alternative fuel to diesel in the State of São Paulo – EnvSG116
Vanessa Pecora GarcilassoLife Cycle Assessment (LCA) evaluation of the uses of vinasse produced in the Brazilian sugar-energy sector – EnvSG118
NBS Carlos Cerri – Maurício Cherubin
Lucas Tadeu Greschuk Soil carbon storage in Brazilian drylands: status, opportunities and challenges
Diego Silva Siqueira Soil regeneration as a climate strategy and regenerative agriculture
Geraldo Lavigne de Lemos Brazilian regulation on Nature-Based Solutions: relevance, references and gaps.
Giovanna Pereira Correia Nanotechnology for hydroponic applications: Development of Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for nutrient releasing
Henrique Medeiros Vignati Two worlds, One Goal: A comparative Analysis of Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) from the Oil Sector and the Global perspective
José Igor Almeida Castro Effects of improved pasture and integrated systemas on soil carbon sequestration in Brasil
Laudelino Vieira da Mota Neto Soil aggregates and carbon sycling in maize-forage intercropped systems fertilized with nitrogen
Letícia Oliveira Bispo Cardoso Comparison of microalgal and cyanobacterial hydrolysate for 3G bioethanol production

Cristina Fernanda Alves Rodrigues – Renato Gonçalves

Renata de Toledo CintraArtificial photosynthesis reactions exploring mesoscale 3D printed reactors
Rodolfo Lopes CoppoCu-loaded Fe2TiO5 catalysts on CO2 reduction
Rosembergue Gabriel Lima GonçalvesEvaluation of catalysts derived from MgFe-pyroaurite structure impregnated with potassium in the hydrogenation of CO2
Saulo de Tarso Alves dos PassosEnhancing Carbonate Formation in Basalts of the Serra Geral Formation
Sergio BrochsztainNaphthalenediimide-containing metal-organic frameworks for mixed matrix membranes designed for CO2 separation
Tamara Ramalho MignoliScale-up study of a pressurized reactor for converting CO2 to methanol
Vinicio SimizuTailoring Pd and Fe Catalysts for Ethanol Synthesis in CO2 Hydrogenation
Vinícius da Costa SantosSynthesis of ammonium perrhenate supported catalyst

Maurício Salles – Renato Monaro

Marcel Augusto Alvarenga ViegasSmart and Sustainable Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Station – PS139
Matheus Batista Cordeiro de SouzaParametric study of an ethanol-based solid oxide fuel cell – PS140
MUHAMMAD ZUBAIRCost Modelling of LFAC Transformers: Insights and Implications – PS141
Rafael Braghieri MenilloThemes and perspectives in Agri-PV research: a global bibliometric analysis showcasing its relevance and importance to energy transition – PS142
Rafael dos Santos DominguesLi+/Na+ Separation on Production Water using 2D Materials – PS143
Rooney Ribeiro Albuquerque CoelhoReal time monitoring of submarine transmission systems in offshore applications – PS144
SERGIO LUCIANO AVILAWind turbine diagnostics based on current signatures: a review – PS145
Thiago de Melo AugustoSOFC – The future of Ethanol in the Transport sector – PS146
Vinícius Soares de Mello CerqueiraPython Tool for Cost and Loss Analysis in Offshore Energy Transmission – ´S147
WASHINGTON SANTA ROSAProcessing of ceria-based oxides for use as electrolyte in a solid oxide fuel cell – PS148
Yuri Dionisio de SouzaAlgorithm for Fault location of onshore wind farm collector network based on artificial intelligence (“faultAIfinder”) – PS149



SRS Edilmilson – Sigmar
Allan Yu Iwama Ecosystem-based management as an approach to assessing the social-environmental impacts of offshore wind energy – SRS107
Guilherme Porfirio Baccari 08/11 Risk perception associated with Carbon Capture and Storage technology in Brazil: a comparison between experts and non-experts – SRS102
Ricardo Pagio Betini 08/11 How can personality influence perception and behavior towards climate change? An exploratory study – SRS104
Miguel Vera Moreno A Citizen Science Approach to improving public perception of low-carbon society: A Sentiment Analysis – SRS105
Nelber Ximenes Melo A Philosophical Framework for Sustainable Energy Planning – SRS106
Bruna Eloy de Amorim 08/11 Congress and Energy Transition: How the interests of the oil and gas sector are represented in the Brazilian Legislative – SRS202
Eduardo Guedes Pereira CCUS: Legal Developments, Policies and Challenges – SRS203
Giovana Ribeiro Turquetti 08/11 Analysing “O Estado de São Paulo’s” perspective on Bioenergy & BECCS – SRS204
Karen Mascarenhas

BECCUS Hamilton – Buckeridge

Leandro Francisco de OliveiraHormonal signaling network can contribute to design strategies to improve sugarcane growth and yield
Dawany DionisioElectrochemical conversion of CO2 into oxalate with negative carbon footprint
Débora PagliusoFingerprinting agro-industrial wastes: a promise for biomaterials
Haline RochaCO2 geological storage in the Paraná Basin, Brazil: an integrated assessment of unconventional
reservoirs and caprocks
Jessica Santos RegoCO2 adsorption on representative feldspar mineral surfaces by first-principles calculations
João Vicotr Vilela CassianoWater confined by silica Slits
Sabrina Domingues MirandaThe feasibility of carbon capture technologies in wastewater treatment plants in Brazil
Vitor Favaretto PinotiDevelopment of CRISPR-based gene editing tools and identification of herbicide resistance endowing target mutations in sugarcane
Verena Mandorino KaminagakuraEnergy generation in microbial fuel cell in the treatment of vinasse, removal of organic matter and
Pedro Henrique de Britto CostaHigh power density Solid Oxide Fuel Cells on the temperature range of 400-700 oC, an overview – ETE189
CCUS Lucy – Renato Gonçalves
Dielle Pierotti Procópio Conversion of CO2 into biopolymers by the regulation of polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) biosynthetic pathway using the photosynthetic cyanobacteria Synechocystis sp.
Gabriel Liscia Catuzo CO2 hydrogenation to higher alcohols using K-promoted Cu-Fe/UiO-66 catalysts
Antonio Carlos Roveda Junior 175 Surface modification of copper electrodes for electrochemical CO2 reduction
Bruna Bacaro Borrego 176 Micractinium sp., mangroves, and biorefineries: A sustainable trio for third-generation ethanol
Aluizio José Salvador 177 Development of a microfluidic device (rock on a chip) compatible with synchrotron techniques for in-situ monitoring of CO2 storage by rocks
Paulo Henrique dos Santos Santana Stability of turbulent oxy-methane flames in an internal recirculation combustion chamber
Pedro Henrique de Paula Sabanay A spectroscopic study of Superbase-based Deep Eutectic Solvents for CO2 Capture
Iago William Zapelini Contributions to the lifetime widening of ZSM-5 zeolites in the ETH reaction – ETE191
PS Salles – Monaro
Felipe Moreira Sallazar UAV-Assisted Fault Detection in Electrical Distribution Systems: Computational Simulation – PS157
Gabriel de Castro Biage Cable Parameter Calculation Through the Finite Element Method – PS158
Giovani Giulio Tristão Thibes Vieira Flexible Solutions to increase the hosting capacity of distributed energy resources – PS159
Guilherme Broslavschi Pereira da Silva Analyze of the impact of distributed generation capacity for voltage and reactive support in distribution system – PS160
Guilherme Fidelis Peixer Performance Assessment of Commercial and Innovative Technologies for Hydrogen Liquefaction – PS197
Julio Cesar Camilo Albornoz Diaz Influence of NiO content on the Morphological and Electrical Properties of GDC-NiO composites – PS199
Leandro Oliveira Martins Optimized RED allocation to increase distributed renewable generation hosting capacity – PS161
Luís Felipe Normandia Lourenço Investigation of offshore transmission technologies on the Brazilian coast applied in oil and gas exploration and wind farm integration (“TransBRcoast”) – PS162
Maria Laura Viana Bastos Automated Circuit Construction for Resonance Analysis in Distributed Energy Resource Integration – PS163



NBS Aldo Cerri – Mauricio Cherubin

Alisson Luiz Rocha BalbinoExploring Metal Organic Frameworks Synthesis: A Comparative Analysis of Hydrothermal and
Antonio Yan Viana LimaGrazing exclusion: a nature-based solution to increase microbial activity in Brazilian desertified drylands
Beatriz da Silva VanolliCarbon stock dynamics in short-term integrated agricultural systems on sandy soils
Bruna Emanuele SchiebelbeinStatus of soil health in agricultural soils in Brazil using the Soil Management Assessment Framework
Catharina Weber Neiva MasulinoNature-Based Solutions (NBS) and the Integration of Local Communities: A Sustainable Path for Socio-
Daniela Higgin AmaralProjections of sustainable forest biomass demand as energy source in Mato Grosso
Letícia Beatriz Ueda MeloFrom Vinasse Pollution to Green Resource: Microalgae-Assisted Biomolecule Accumulation and Toxic Compound Removal

CCUS Colombo – Renato Gonçalves

Fagner Rodrigues TodãoThe Role of N-Doped Carbon Structures in the Thermocatalytic CO2 Hydrogenation over Co/SiO2 Catalysts
Jean Castro da CruzDevelopment of catalytic pathways for CO2 transformation into chemicals and materials
Giliandro FariasA combined DFT and machine learning study to understand catalyst and solvent effects on the conversion of CO2 into ethanol
Dyovani Bruno Lima dos SantosExploring the Impact of Various Supports on K-Promoted Molybdenum-Based Catalysts for CO2 Hydrogenation Reaction
Adolfo Lopes de FigueredoTuning catalytic hydrogenation of fumaric acid with supercritical CO2 for GBL and THF production
Jorge Andrés Mora VargasSynthesis of New Polyurethanes from Biomass-derived Monomers
Giovanni Rodrigues MorselliInteractions between CO2 and superbase in ionic liquids probed by vibrational spectroscopy
Gabriel Silveira dos SantosDevelopment of new deep eutectic solvents from low molecular mass hyperbranched polyglycerolsassociated with superbase for carbon dioxide absorption.

CCUS Colombo – Renato Gonçalves

KALISYE RODRIGUES GILINIOptimization Methodology for Local Control for Efficient Integration of Distributed Energy Resources – PS156
Lucas Santos FigueiredoDevelopment of a Type III generator model for electrical resonance studies in wind farms – PS150
Luís Fernando Nogueira de SáOptimizing PEM Fuel Cell Performance with a Pseudo-3D Approach – PS151
Luiza BuscariolliMethodologies for Resonance Analysis in Power Systems with Wind Generation – PS152
Maria Paula de Souza RodriguesUtilizing MnO2 Nanowires as Cathodes in Sodium-Ion Batteries Employing Water-in-Salt Electrolytes – PS153
Mário OleskoviczFault location of onshore wind farm collector network based on artificial intelligence and drone supervision (“faultAIfinder”) – PS154
Marilin Mariano dos SantosStrategic route for CO2 transportation in the state of Rio de Janeiro – PS155
Marilin Mariano dos SantosLong-term offshore systems based on large floating structures: Challenges and Opportunities for Brazil – PS192
Isabela Corrêa HillalA survey of subsea equipment for offshore transmission systems – PS193
Helena Marques Almeida SilvaSimulation of Power Inverters and Controls in Grid-Connected Wind Systems – PS194
Giancarlo Carvalho PrezottoMethods for analysis and mitigation of resonances in DER-rich distribution systems – PS195
GHG Emilio – Luis Fernando Sá
Anderson Soares da Costa Azevêdo the topology optimization of CO2 labyrinth seal design considering forward and backward incompressible laminar fluid flow regime
André Dantas Freire Numerical prediction of erosion in labyrinth seals: A Lifespan approach
Ben-hur Martins Portella Numerical modeling of sources and sinks of greenhouse gases in the Amazon during the CAFE-Brazil experiment
Carlos Eduardo Lino Topology Optimization Method Applied to the Design of Radial Compressors Considering Turbulent Real Gas Flow Through Fluid-Structure Interaction and Mechanical Fatigue Analysis
Daniela Andrade Damasceno Computational Design of Nanostructures and Nanofluidic Systems by Coupling Molecular Simulations with Topology Optimization
Diego Hayashi Alonso Rotating resonance under low density flow for machine rotor topology optimization
Eduardo Moscatelli de Souza Design of stepped labyrinth seals by topology optimization
Enrique Vilarrasa Garcia Influence of the SO2 adsorption on CO2 capture from flue gas using 13X zeolite
Jeann César Rodrigues de Araújo Synthesis and characterisation of nanomaterials for application in nanofiltration membranes and recovery of lithium from produced water – ETE190
Francisco Hélio Alencar Oliveira GHG reduction through Topology Optimization and Additive Manufacturing