Analyst

Integrated Assessment of Biorefineries

Research Biography

Bachelor’s at Chemical Engineering from the University of Campinas (2011). Currently he is developing his doctorate thesis in Chemical Engineering at the School of Chemical Engineering of Unicamp. Since January 2012 holds the analyst role at the Brazilian Bioethanol Science and Technology Laboratory (CTBE) of the Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials (CNPEM), working with modeling and simulation of agricultural systems for biomass production and Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of biorefineries products. He integrates the development team of the Virtual Sugarcane Biorefinery (VSB), an assessment tool used to evaluate, considering the three pillars of sustainability (economic, environmental and social), the integration of new technologies in the sugarcane production chain.

He has participated in the implementation of scientific and technical projects related to VSB, with publication of several technical reports, book chapters, and papers in international journals, conference proceedings and sectoral technical communication.

Education

2013 – Present

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering (in progress).
University of Campinas (Unicamp) – Campinas-SP, Brazil.


2006-2011

B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering.
University of Campinas (Unicamp) – Campinas-SP, Brazil.

Areas of Expertise
  1. Modeling and simulation of agricultural systems for biomass production
    Development of CanaSoft model and integration of the agricultural phase in the Virtual Sugarcane Biorefinery, evaluating and comparing different technologies for sugarcane and other biomasses production.
  2. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
    Covering a broad range of environmental aspects, from GHG emissions and fossil resource depletion to acidification, toxicity, water and land use aspects, among others, this methodology is used to evaluate the environmental impact of the biorefinery’s products during their entire life cycle, from extraction of raw materials through manufacturing, logistics and use to scrapping and recycling.
Selected Publications and Patents

Selected Publications

  • MILANEZ, A. Y. ; NYKO, D. ; VALENTE, M. S. ; SOUSA, L. C. ; BONOMI, A. ; JESUS, C. D. F. ; WATANABE, M. D. B. ; CHAGAS, M. F. ; REZENDE, M. C. A. F. ; CAVALETT, O. ; JUNQUEIRA, T. L. ; GOUVEIA, V. L. R. (2015) . De promessa a realidade: como o etanol celulósico pode revolucionar a indústria da cana-de-açúcar – uma avaliação do potencial competitivo e sugestões de política pública. BNDES Setorial, v. 41, p. 237-294.
  • MILANEZ, A. Y. ; NYKO, D. ; VALENTE, M. S. ; XAVIER, C. E. O. ; KULAY, L. A. ; DONKE, A. C. G. ; MATSUURA, M. I. S. F. ; RAMOS, N. P. ; MORANDI, M. A. B. ; BONOMI, A. ; CAPITANI, D. H. D. ; CHAGAS, M. F. ; CAVALETT, O. ; GOUVEIA, V. L. R. (2014). A produção de etanol pela integração do milho-safrinha às usinas de cana-de-açúcar : avaliação ambiental, econômica e sugestões de política. Revista do BNDES, v. 41, p. 147-207.
  • CHAGAS, MATEUS F.; BORDONAL, R. O. ; CAVALETT, O. ; CARVALHO, J. L. N. ; BONOMI, A. ; LA SCALA JUNIOR, N. (2015). Environmental and economic impacts of different sugarcane production systems in the ethanol biorefinery. Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining, v. 10, Issue 1, p. 89–106.
  • CAVALETT, O. ; Chagas, Mateus Ferreira ; SEABRA, J. E. A. ; BONOMI, A. (2012). Comparative LCA of ethanol versus gasoline in Brazil using different LCIA methods. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, v. 1, p. 1-8.
  • CARDOSO, T. F. ; CAVALETT, O. ; Chagas, Mateus Ferreira ; MORAIS, E. R. ; CARVALHO, J. L. N. ; FRANCO, H. C. J. ; GALDOS, M. V. ; SCARPARE, F. V. ; BRAUNBECK, O. A. ; CORTEZ, L. A. B. ; BONOMI, A. (2013). Technical and economic assessment of trash recovery in the sugarcane bioenergy production system. Scientia Agricola (USP. Impresso), v. 70, p. 353-360.
  • CARDOSO, T. F. ; CHAGAS, M.F. ; RIVERA, E. A. C. ; CAVALETT, O. ; MORAIS, E. R. ; GERALDO, V. C. ; BRAUNBECK, O. A. ; CUNHA, M. P. ; CORTEZ, L. A. B. ; BONOMI, A. (2015). A vertical integration simplified model for straw recovery as feedstock in sugarcane biorefineries. Biomass & Bioenergy, v. 81, p. 216-223.
  • JONKER, J. G. G. ; VAN DER HILST, F. ; JUNGINGER, H. M. ; CAVALETT, O. ; CHAGAS, M.F. ; FAAIJ, A. P. C. (2015). Outlook for ethanol production costs in Brazil up to 2030, for different biomass crops and industrial technologies. Applied Energy, v. 147, p. 593-610.
  • DIAS, M. O. S. ; PEREIRA, L. G. ; JUNQUEIRA, T. L. ; PAVANELLO, L. G. ; CHAGAS, MATEUS F. ; CAVALETT, O. ; MACIEL FILHO, R. ; BONOMI, A. (2014). Butanol production in a sugarcane biorefinery using ethanol as feedstock. Part I: Integration to a first generation sugarcane distillery. Chemical Engineering Research & Design, v. 92, p. 1441-1451.
  • PEREIRA, L. G. ; DIAS, M. O. S. ; JUNQUEIRA, T. L. ; PAVANELLO, L. G. ; CHAGAS, MATEUS F. ; CAVALETT, O. ; MACIEL FILHO, R. ; BONOMI, A. (2014). Butanol production in a sugarcane biorefinery using ethanol as feedstock. Part II: Integration to a second generation sugarcane distillery. Chemical Engineering Research & Design, v. 92, p. 1452-1462.
  • CHAGAS, MATEUS F.; CAVALETT, O. ; PEREIRA, L. G. ; BONOMI, A. (2016). Biorefinery Products Logistics, Commercialization, and Use. In: Antonio Bonomi; Otávio Cavalett; Marcelo Pereira da Cunha; Marco Aurélio Pinheiro Lima. (Org.). Virtual Biorefinery: An Optimization Strategy for Renewable Carbon Valorization. Green Energy and Technology. 1ed. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, v. 1, p. 133-154.