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Sustainable gas pathways for Brazil: from microcosm to macrocosm

Grant number: 15/50684-9
Support type:Research Projects - Thematic Grants
Duration: June 01, 2016 - October 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Chemical Engineering - Chemical Process Industries
Cooperation agreement: NERC, UKRI ; Newton Fund, with FAPESP as a partner institution in Brazil
Principal Investigator:Reinaldo Giudici
Grantee:Reinaldo Giudici
Principal investigator abroad: Adam Hawkes
Institution abroad: Imperial College London, England
Home Institution: Escola Politécnica (EP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated grant(s):17/50136-7 - UK - Brazil collaboration on the new integrated assessment model MUSE, AP.R SPRINT
17/13916-4 - EMU: acquisition of a cell sorter equipment for the Department of Chemical Engineering at EPUSP, AP.EMU
Associated scholarship(s):19/08393-8 - Experimental study and mathematical modeling of the alcoholic fermentation process considering thermal effects, BP.DR
17/17530-3 - Production planning in sugarcane mills: new biogas technologies and optimal decisions, BP.DD
16/20865-4 - Biogas production by solid anaerobic digesters from agroindustrial waste, BP.PD


The Sustainable Gas Pathways for Brazil; from microcosm to macrocosm project will develop a range of data sets that may be on interest to other researchers and organizations across a variety of disciplines. The principal investigators are committed to contributing towards an academic knowledge-sharing environment and will endeavour to produce transparent and academically rigorous datasets and project outputs. The datasets that will arise from this project form two main categories, as follows. At the microcosm level, laboratory experiments and desktop process modelling will produce techno-economic data (process dynamics of bioethanol production, biochemical performances of dry anaerobic digester using sugarcane wastes, economic and environmental Impacts of integrated sugarcane-ethanol-biogas production processes), whilst a number of semi-structured interviews will be carried out to elicit key socio-economic impact around biogas industry. At the macrocosm level, a broader picture of the energy system in Brazil is created, covering potential pathways of gas infrastructure, the electricity system, and the broader national energy system (energy demand projections for residential, commercial, industry and transport sector, Infrastructure development pathways to serve future energy demands; model predictions for electricity and gas characteristics inducing seasonal variations; land use, carbon sequestration, water quality and drinking water and ecological impacts of biogas production). (AU)

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Scientific publications (15)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
TORRAGA, MARIA G. F.; GIUDICI, REINALDO. Mathematical Modeling of the Stabilizer-Free Dispersion Copolymerization of Styrene and Maleic Anhydride: Particle Growth. MACROMOLECULAR REACTION ENGINEERING, SEP 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
DE OLIVEIRA, LUCAS LYRIO; KERDAN, IVAN GARCIA; RIBEIRO, CELMA DE OLIVEIRA; OLLER DO NASCIMENTO, CLAUDIO AUGUSTO; REGO, ERIK EDUARDO; GIAROLA, SARA; HAWKES, ADAM. Modelling the technical potential of bioelectricity production under land use constraints: A multi-region Brazil case study. RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS, v. 123, MAY 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
MUTRAN, VICTORIA M.; RIBEIRO, CELMA O.; NASCIMENTO, CLAUDIO A. O.; CHACHUAT, BENOIT. Risk-conscious optimization model to support bioenergy investments in the Brazilian sugarcane industry. APPLIED ENERGY, v. 258, JAN 15 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
TORRAGA, MARIA G. F.; COLMAN, MARIA M. E.; GIUDICI, REINALDO. Hydrolysis of acetic anhydride: In situ, real-time monitoring using NIR and UV-Vis spectroscopy. Chemical Engineering Science, v. 210, DEC 31 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
SANTOS, PRISCILLA SOARES; ZAIAT, MARCELO; OLLER DO NASCIMENTO, CLAUDIO AUGUSTO; FUESS, LUCAS TADEU. Does sugarcane vinasse composition variability affect the bioenergy yield in anaerobic systems? A dual kinetic-energetic assessment. JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION, v. 240, DEC 10 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
FUESS, LUCAS TADEU; ZAIAT, MARCELO; OLLER DO NASCIMENTO, CLAUDIO AUGUSTO. Novel insights on the versatility of biohydrogen production from sugarcane vinasse via thermophilic dark fermentation: Impacts of pH-driven operating strategies on acidogenesis metabolite profiles. Bioresource Technology, v. 286, AUG 2019. Web of Science Citations: 3.
DUTENKEFER, RAPHAEL DE MORAES; RIBEIRO, CELMA DE OLIVEIRA; MUTRAN, VICTORIA MORGADO; REGO, ERIK EDUARDO. The insertion of biogas in the sugarcane mill product portfolio: A study using the robust optimization approach. RENEWABLE & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY REVIEWS, v. 91, p. 729-740, AUG 2018. Web of Science Citations: 3.
REGO, ERIK EDUARDO; RIBEIRO, CELMA DE OLIVEIRA; DO VALLE COSTA, OSWALDO LUIZ; HO, LINDA LEE. Thermoelectric dispatch: From utopian planning to reality. ENERGY POLICY, v. 106, p. 266-277, JUL 2017. Web of Science Citations: 2.

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