Workshop on Physics and Chemistry of Climate Change and Entrepreneurship (Feb 26th and 27th, 2009) Versão em português

The Workshop on Physics and Chemistry of Climate Change and Entrepreneurship was realised on February 26th and 27th in São Paulo, jointly organised by FAPESP, the Institute of Physics (IOP) and the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).

The workshop was part of the FAPESP Research Program on Global Climate Change and formed a series of events marking the UK-Brazil year of Science and Innovation.

The presentations are published on the table below.


Thursday 26th February 2009
Chair: Dr Carlos Nobre
Welcome Coffe
9:00-9:15 Professor Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz, Scientific Director FAPESP
9:15-9:20 Dr Dipali Chauhan, International Relations Manager, IOP
9:20-9:25 Dr Alejandra Palermo, Manager, International Projects, RSC
Dr Patrick Dunlop
9:30-9:45 Introduction and Workshop Goals
Dr. Carlos A. Nobre, INPE
9:45-10:20 “Chemistry, Engineering and Climate Change”
Dr Richard Pike, Chairman, Working Party on Chemistry and Energy, (EuCheMS) and CEO, Royal Society of Chemistry
10:20-10:55 “A sustainable energy future: what can science do?”
Professor José Goldemberg, University of São Paulo
10:55-11:15 Coffee/Tea Break
Chair: Professor Richard Templer, Imperial College
11:15-11:50 "Technology Transfer-Translating Research into Economic Benefit"
Professor David Secher, University of Cambridge
11:50-12:25 “World Challenges and Climate Change: the Role of Brazil”
Professor Luiz Pinguelli Rosa, Director of COPPE, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
12:25-13:00 “Commercial Opportunities for Sustainable Technology to Mitigate Climate Change”
Professor John Twidell, CEO, AMSET Centre
13:00-14:30 Lunch
Chair : Professor Luiz Pinguelli Rosa
14:30-15:05 “Synergy in food, fuels and materials production”
Professor Fernando Galembeck, University of Campinas
15:05-15:40 “Climate Change Impacts and Opportunities in Agriculture”
Professor John Lucas, Rothamsted Research
15:40-16:00 Coffee/Tea Break
16:00-16:35 “Opportunities in Brazil for Biological Carbon Sequestration"
Professor Luiz Gylvan Meira Filho, Institute of Advanced Studies, University of São Paulo

Friday 27th February 2009
Chair: Professor José Goldemberg
9:00-9:35 “Bioenergy in Brazil”
Professor Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz, Scientific Director of FAPESP
9:35-10:10 “Enhancing Solar Disinfection of Water for Application in Developing Regions”
Dr Patrick Dunlop, University of Ulster
10:10-10:45 “Assessment of Solar and Wind Energy Resources in Brazil”
Dr. Enio Bueno Pereira, CST-INPE
10:45-11:05 Coffee/Tea Break
Chair : Professor David Secher
11:05-11:40 “Can We Make Lignocellulosic Biofuels Sustainable?”
Professor Richard Templer, Imperial College London
11:40-12:15 “Animal lignocellulosic digestion as a model for new technologies and standards in the enzymatic hydrolysis of sugarcane bagasse” <
Dr. Eloi de Souza Garcia INMETRO
12:15-12:50 “Solar Photovoltaics-The challenges and potential for research into a sustainable future”
Dr Ian Forbes Operations Manager, Northumbria Photovoltaics Applications Centre (NPAC)
12:50-14:20 Lunch
14:20-14:55 “Opportunities for climate change mitigation in the Brazilian agricultural sector”
Dr. Carlos Cerri, CENA/USP
14:55-15:30 “Climate Change and Bioengineering”
Professor Paul Valdes, University of Bristol
15:30 15:50 Coffee Break
15:50-17:30 Round Table Discussion
Chair: Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz, FAPESP