A joint webinar organised by FGV Energia and IRENA on the 17 October 2020 at 2pm (Brazilian time), covered the role in the energy transition in the Brazilian context. This 90 minutes webinar was conducted in English, and aimed to discuss the use of hydrogen as fuel, possible routes for hydrogen production, challenges and bottlenecks, worldwide and in Brazil.
The event's panel included the following speakers:
- Dr Emanuele Taibi (IRENA),
- Dr Agnes Costa (Energy Ministry),
- Dr Juliana Marreco (Vale mining company)
Professor Fernanda Jesus (FGV) and Dr Ricardo Gorini (IRENA) were the moderators.
About FGV Energia
FGV Energia is the Center for Energy Studies from Getulio Vargas Foundation focused on generating, transmitting and applying knowledge in order to develop our country in the energy sector. By producing high quality and academic rigor knowledge in oil, natural gas, electricity, nuclear power, biofuels, renewable sources and energy efficiency, FGV Energia develops researches, studies and analysis in the energy sector, helps public entities, companies and tertiary industry to evaluate investments and applications of energy resources sustainably. FGV Energia has a highly qualified staff comprised by masters, doctors and experts in the energy sector, and also works in partnership with other FGV areas, as well as the collaboration of renowned academic institutions and research institutes recognized nationally and internationally, which enables a broader range in its ability to generate knowledge.
Fundação Getulio Vargas was established in 1944 with the goal of contributing to the promotion of economic and social development of Brazil. For almost 70 years its actions have left a mark of excellence on the academic history of the country. The knowledge applied to the formulation of public policies and business practices, built upon high-quality standards of education and scientific research, makes FGV a reference in the areas of administration, economics, law, historical research and documentation. It was the first Latin American institution to train graduates in public and business administration. It is the only Brazilian institution of higher education among the 100 best in the world, according to rankings published by the New York Times in 2002. According to a global survey conducted by the University of Pennsylvania, today FGV appears among the top 30 Think Tanks in the world in the categories of Public Policy, Development and Internal Economic Policy. Nationally, the Ministry of Education has included three of FGV's schools among the top five in the country.