Technology and Engineering
  • ISSN: 2333-2581
  • Modern Environmental Science and Engineering

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) in the Context of Petrobras, the Main Brazilian Oil Company

Marcus Hyonai Nakagawa, Amanda Moreira Moreno, André Felipe Simões, Mariana Soares Domingues, and
Gustavo José Simões

São Paulo Faculty of Technology (FATEC), São Paulo, Brazil

Abstract: Sustainability and climate change are central themes for the survival of living beings on Earth. In this context, carbon capture and storage (CCS) is being considered one of the most effective emission mitigating alternatives for global warming gases. Environmental and social risks are still questioned in these studies, because they are very recent with few historical data, regarding the storage issue. In such context, the present article objective to discuss how this process works, advances, possible impacts and working in exploration context and production activities led by Petrobras, the largest company of the country and of the Latin America. The Petrobras is one of the largest sources of stationary CO2 emissions in Brazil. This article is composed of exploratory subject research with institutional and international documents about the latest developing technology in the world. Based on the present study results, the technology (CCS) combined with renewable energies effective scale-up and energy efficiency is fundamental to achieve the sustainability goals and create an effective mitigation for carbon dioxide emissions. In addition, the analyzed primary data confirm that article mentioned combination together with a shift in lifestyles behavior is an excellent alternative for the mitigation of the climate change.

Key words: mitigation strategies, carbon capture and storage (CCS), petrobras

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