Climate Change Mitigation Technologies: Carbon Capture and Storage in the Brazilian scenario

Hirdan K. de M. Costa, Raíssa M. L. M. Musarra, Edmilson Moutinho dos Santos, Colombo Celso Gaeta Tassinari


In the present paper, it is intended to analyze how CCS (Carbon Capture, Transport, and Storage) activities are linked to the Sustainable Development Goals and how Brazil can adjust itself in regulatory terms to the activities in question, especially in the ambit of the requirements for its environmental licensing. The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a necessary support for the Environmental Licensing process of activities that cause significant environmental degradation, as it is suggested that the activities of Carbon Capture, Storage, and Transport associated with the exploration and production of oil and gas. After the assessment, the environmental agency may grant environmental licenses. Based on the analogy to existing norms in our planning, this paper presents possible alternatives to the environmental licensing of CCS activities in Brazil. Thus, from a study case, specifically, considering the potential for the construction of salt caves for carbon storage in the pre-salt area, we concluded that it is possible to draw alternatives rules to achieve offshore storage.

Keywords: Sustainable Development Goals, CCS (Carbon Capture, Transport, and Storage), Regulation, Environmental License, Salt Cavern

DOI: 10.7176/RHSS/11-20-01

Publication date:October 31st 2021

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