Suani Teixeira Coelho

Suani Teixeira Coelho
University of São Paulo | USP · Institute of Energy and Environment

Doctor on energy

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Introduction
Suani Teixeira Coelho currently works at the Institute of Energy and Environment, University of São Paulo. She is the coordinator of GBIO - RESEARCH GROUP ON BIOENERGY. Suani does research on Bioenergy, biomass residues, biofuels and biogas, as well as BECCS and sustainability.She is the Deputy Coordinator of the Economics and Policy Program at the Research Center for Gas Innovation - RCGI/FAPESP/SHELL
Additional affiliations
January 2000 - present
University of São Paulo
Position
  • Professor - Coordinator of GBIO - Research Group on Bioenergy
Description
  • www.iee.usp.br/gbio
Education
March 1992 - August 1999
University of São Paulo
Field of study
  • Energy

Publications

Publications (173)
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The growth of the economy in urban centers is invariably accompanied by an increase in human activities and environmental interference, mainly related to waste generation. Due to the nature of these activities, large volumes of varied waste are generated daily without the establishment of compatible and adequate collection, logistics, and final dis...
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Despite the importance of its natural environment and of its agribusiness sector, Brazil is a largely urbanised country, but unfortunately with significant inequalities. In several cities, mainly in the North (N) and Northeast (NE) administrative regions, there are the shantytowns (favelas), lacking basic sanitation, differently from Southeast (SE)...
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Addressing climate change requires rapid greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions, which can be achieved by shifting the energy system from fossil fuels to low-carbon, renewable sources. Furthermore, stabilising global temperatures demands net-zero emissions of long-lived GHGs. To achieve a carbon-neutral world, negative emissions technologies (NE...
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Mato Grosso is a leading state in Brazil’s thriving agribusiness, both in crop and livestock production. However, it is also the second state in Amazon deforestation. Biomat Project was set up to identify the situation of bioenergy and opportunities for sustainably expanding its production and use in the state. An important finding was the possibil...
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The lack of access to clean fuels and efficient technologies for cooking profoundly affects the individual’s living and social conditions, causing serious impacts on health, education and economic development. Currently, domestic air pollution is a risk to global environmental health and is compounded by the use of solid biomass in low-tech equipme...
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Bioenergy, in its various formats, is one of the possible solutions for greening the energy grid in countries as Brazil. The understanding of the perception of diverse publics in USA and EU have been accessed and described in many papers and are summarized on, e.g. Radics, et al., 2015. This paper aims to analyse the views and the perception of age...
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Energy has enabled technological advances with economic, social and environmental impacts. A new political, social and economic order in the world appears, contributing a lot to injustice and social inequality. The Human Development Index can assess inequality in the world. Brazil, currently in 79th place, has great regional inequalities. The objec...
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Biomass energy can be produced from different feedstocks of biological origin, through several different processes to produce heat, electricity, and transport fuels. The advantages of bioenergy are quite well known, considering its environmental, strategic, and social impacts. In addition, bioenergy contributes to reduce GHG emissions, mainly when...
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Biomass energy can be produced from different feedstocks of biological origin, through several different processes to produce heat, electricity, and transport fuels. The advantages of bioenergy are quite well known, considering its environmental, strategic, and social impacts. In addition, bioenergy contributes to reduce GHG emissions, mainly when...
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The forest residual biomass is the undesired parts of the tree, generally left abandoned on the field post harvesting as it does not bring any monetary value to the forest industries. Though a couple of recent studies have helped in unlocking the energetic potential of the residual biomass, there are still not many reports depicting the influence o...
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Being a massive grower of sugarcane, China could use this crop in the biofuel sector. However, this critical aspect of the sugarcane crop in China has not been extensively explored. Therefore, this review analyzed the country's potential, bottlenecks, and a critical analysis of policies vs. the Brazilian model of sugarcane derived biofuels. The stu...
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Presentation on Webinarabout Biodiversity & COVID: biofuels, biodiversity and covid impacts in Brazil
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Potencial de aproveitamento energético de biogás e biometano no estado de São Paulo
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Organic waste to energy (OWtE) technologies have been developed and implemented in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) countries. However, they are still far away to significantly contribute not only to treat the ever-increasing waste volumes in the region but also to supply the regional energy demand and meet national carbon emission goals. The...
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Results from Projet BIOMAT/SEBRAE/MT - Biomass perspectives in Mato Grosso State
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The introduction and implementation of waste to energy technologies will be possible if the different barriers that exist could be solved. The first thing to do is to identify such barriers and propose some actions for their management and mitigation, with the purpose of promoting the realization of sustainable and well-designed projects of WtE sys...
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Biogas and biomethane potentials for the state of Sao Paulo ingeorreferenced and interative mapping
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Municipal Solid Waste Energy Conversion in Emerging Countries: Technologies, Best Practices, Challenges and Policy presents contributions from authors from India, Brazil, South Africa and China who come together to present the most reliable technologies for the energy conversion of municipal solid waste. The book addresses existing economic and pol...
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The production of ethanol from sugarcane in Brazil has reached 27 billion liters – 27% of the world’s total biofuel engenderment. The remaining ethanol production is from corn in the United States, wheat and sugar beet in the European Union, and cassava in Vietnam and Thailand. The Environmental Protection Agency of the United States considers etha...
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Considering the scarcity of world reserves of fossil fuels, climate change and the demands from society for environmentally correct solutions the residual biomass is a good option of renewable source. The main focus of the research is to understand the existing difficulties such as the determination of the amount of residues generated, energy poten...
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There are numerous strategies to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or to mitigate global climate change. One of them is to promote polices for developing renewable energy sources. There has been a growth in such policies but not enough is known about their effectiveness. We use a revised version of Schaffrin et al.'s (2015) Index of Policy Activ...
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Opportunities for South-South Cooperation on Bioeconomy in light of Paris Agreement - Existing experiences from Brazil
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This paper presents the preliminary results of a recent study under development, aiming to convert a residential fireplace into a small thermoelectric plant for power production. In this study, exhaust gases, after a cleaning process, are used for CO2 enrichment in greenhouses in order to promote a higher growth rate of C3 plants. This process is a...
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Right after the Brazilian federal government started defending a platform of social inclusion, income redistribution, and economic development of the North and Northeast regions of the country, in 2002, it landed the Social Fuel Stamp, a government program that was created in 2004 to make feasible election promises, in addition to regionalize biodi...
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2017 Robert A. Meyers Encyclopedia of Sustainability Science and Technology 10.1007/978-1-4939-2493-6_312-4 Bioethanol from Sugar: The Brazilian Experience José Goldemberg1 , Suani Teixeira Coelho2 , Patricia Guardabassi2 and Plinio Mário Nastari3 (1)Institute of Energy and Environment, University of São...
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The ethanol and sugar sector in Brazil stand out in the productions of biofuel (1G ethanol) and bioelectricity. Residues of ethanol production can be used to produce more biofuels, such as biogas from biodigestion of vinasse and filter cake and lignocellulosic ethanol (2G ethanol) from sugarcane bagasse hydrolysis. However, using bagasse for produc...
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Avaliação do potencial de resíduos de biomassa no estado de Sao Paulo, por municiío e por tipo de biomassa, Desenvolvimento de atlas geo-referenciado Este sub-projeto é parte do Projeto P&D CESP: “Cogeração de Energia Elétrica do Setor Sucroalcooleiro com Aproveitamento de Energéticos Regionais: Rotas Tecnológicas, para Otimização do Processo Produ...
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In Brazil, there are almost ten million people relying on traditional use of biomass for cooking, which correspond to about five percent of the country's population. The vast majority lives in poor municipalities away from urban centers. The replacement of fuelwood for LPG is the result of an intense urbanization process and governmental interventi...
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Levantar e apresentar espacialmente, por meio de mapas, o potencial de geração de eletricidade, biogás e biometano a partir de resíduos de biomassa nos municípios do Estado de São Paulo
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Solutions based exclusively on technology are unlikely to fully deliver a transition towards a low-carbon society. Shifts in consumption patterns and lifestyles associated with technological solutions are essential to achieve safe GHG concentration levels. Considering households' consumption patterns, residential electricity consumption represents...
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Biomethane increasingly grows in importance in the bioenergy sector, as it is a renewable energy source that promotes waste recovery and GHG (greenhouse gases) reduction. In Brazil, the legal framework for biogas and biomethane is being developed, especially in the State of São Paulo. However, many of the final uses to biomethane require an upgradi...
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This paper investigates the possibility of replacing traditional biomass in rural communities in Nepal with the more sustainable option of biogas produced using household biogas digesters. One example of the success of such a scheme is in China, where biogas digesters have already extensively replaced traditional biomass. Using biogas produced from...
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The Intended Nationally Determined Contribution from Brazil presented in COP 21, ratified in 2016 by the Brazilian Congress, establishes goals regarding reduction of carbon emissions and increasing the share of biofuels by 2030. In this scenario, biogas and biomethane are suitable renewable fuels to meet such goals. Thus, the Bioenergy Research Gro...
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This study gives an overview about the global wood pellet industry and trade.
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In Brazil, there are almost ten million people relying on traditional use of biomass for cooking, which correspond to about five percent of the country’s population. The vast majority lives in poor municipalities away from urban centers. The replacement of fuelwood for LPG is the result of an intense urbanization process and governmental interventi...
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Almost 38% of the world’s population rely on traditional biomass for cooking and heating in 2015. In Nepal, there are almost 22 million people relying on traditional use of fuelwood for cooking/heating in 2015, which corresponds to about 80% of the country’s population. In Brazil, there are almost 10 million people relying on traditional use of fue...
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Tourism and agriculture are important contributors to the development of local economies. Many developing nations that are now experiencing rapid tourism growth have agrarian societies and tourism is the first or second source of export earnings. In this context, the main objective of this study is to identify what are the main challenges for horti...
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In the last decade several scientific papers have dealt with the damages fossil fuels did to our environment. Carbon dioxide has been blamed the chief culprit since it is produced by the automobile fleet that uses diesel or gasoline as a fuel. As a result, several countries are implementing public policies aimed at the replacement of fossil fuels b...
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As one of the leading nations on climate negotiations, Brazil has to go beyond its voluntary commitment to reduce its carbon footprint and become a more constructive and less low-key player in the UNFCCC negotiations. In this context, the studys main objective was to evaluate the Brazilian residential energy consumption, its regional specificity, a...
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World energy matrix and MSW MSW in Brazil – current situation Sinergies MSW energy conversion x basic sanitation Existing technologies for MSW energy conversion Small and medium municipalities and MSW gasification Barriers and proposals
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Currently, there are 1.3 billion people with no access to electricity worldwide. Almost 1 million of those are in the Brazilian Amazon region. Yet, electricity access to allow basic needs is not enough to ensure a sustainable development. Hence, it is important to understand linkages among poverty alleviation, energy access, and carbon footprint of...
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The objective of this study is to verify whether natural gas is only a backup fuel against shortages of upgraded biogas or a threat to the Swedish vision of pursuing a vehicle fleet independent of fossil fuels. The paper uses Stockholm County as a case study to guide our analysis. The region not only concentrates the largest number of inhabitants i...
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Application of sustainability indicators of the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) in sugar/ethanol mills in the State of São Paulo, Brazil Current situation of the project
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Access to cleaner and affordable energy options is essential for improving the livelihoods of the poor in developing countries. The link between energy and poverty is demonstrated by the fact that the poor in developing countries constitute the bulk of an estimated 2.7 billion people relying on traditional biomass for cooking and the overwhelming m...
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Situação atual dos RSU no Brasil e no mundo�Tecnologias para aproveitamento energético no Brasil e no mundo�A situação dos pequenos e médios municípios�Propostas de politicas
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Com o intuito de fomentar a pesquisa científica no setor de energia, a FAPESP lançou edital para criação de Centro de Pesquisa e Inovação em Gás, surgindo, então, o Research Center of Gas Innovation (RCGI). Juntamente com a FAPESP, esse Centro foi criado com o copatrocínio da SHELL Brasil. Sua principal missão é ser um centro mundial para estudos a...
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The purpose of this article is to present a life-cycle assessment of soybean methyl ester addressing three alternative pathways: biodiesel totally produced in Brazil and exported to Portugal; biodiesel produced in Portugal using soybean oil and soybean imported from Brazil. Soybean cultivation was assessed for four states in Brazil: Mato Grosso; Go...
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Em preparação para a COP 21 em Paris, a COP 20 realizada em Lima em 2014 decidiu que todos os países apresentariam suas contribuições (INDC – Intended National Determined Contributions ), que deverão constituir a base para as decisões a serem tomadas em Paris. A União Europeia e os Estados Unidos apresentaram propostas para reduções significativas...
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The transport sector today mainly depends on liquid fuels and biofuels provide opportunities to substitute a significant share of fossil fuels. Thus, the European Union (EU) has implemented several policies, such as the Renewable Energy Directive (RED), to support the use of biofuels, relying on both, domestically produced and imported biofuels. Du...
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Bioenergy worldwide Bioenergy in Brazil Sustainability of biofuels in Brazil GBEP (Global Bioenergy Partnership) Indicators for Sugar-ethanol mills in Sao Paulo
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Brazil is a country with several advantages to act as a leader in agro-industrial and silviculture sectors, particularly those dedicated to energy, featuring sustainable biomass production with significant potential for exploitation. Its natural and geographical conditions are quite favorable and there are available areas with adequate characterist...
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Estimating the benefits of grazing cattle manure anaerobic digestion depends not only on understanding the biogas energetic contribution but also nutrients dynamics in the soil-plant system. Available simulation tools normally focus on these two branches separately. A new tool was developed starting from the Century soil organic matter model, turni...
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Transitions to "low-carbon" development paths with limited greenhouse gases emissions are unlikely to be achievable solely via technological solutions: behavior, notably consumption patterns, will also have to evolve. ECOPA project (Evolution of consumption patterns, economic convergence and carbon footprint of development. A comparison Brazil – Fr...
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In Brazil, despite having swine manure as the main substrate, anaerobic digestion (AD) finds its greatest potential in cattle sector when manure treatment is concerned. The Livestock and Agriculture Census carried out in 2006 revealed a clear trend of more concentrated milk and beef cattle breeding, besides migration towards the Amazon Region, lead...
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ABSTRACT: Brazil is a country with several advantages to act as a leader in agro-industrial and silviculture sectors, particularly those dedicated to energy, featuring sustainable biomass production with significant potential for exploitation. Its natural and geographical conditions are quite favorable and there are available areas with adequate ch...
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In Brazil, all municipalities are responsible for collection and disposal of urban solid waste. They have been facing problems due to the increased amount generated and the concentration of population in urban centers, in addition to the ban, starting 2014, and the provision in landfill (most widely used option) of any waste that is capable of reus...