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Antonio Geraldo de Paula Oliveira

Antonio Geraldo de Paula Oliveira

Technical Advisor

Center for Strategic Studies and Management in Science, Technology and Innovation (CGEE)

Technical Advisor at Centro de Gestão e Estudos Estratégicos

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Center for Strategic Studies and Management in Science, Technology and Innovation (CGEE)

Technical Advisor

Manage and/or perform strategic studies and analyses with the aim of supporting decision-making, formulation and implementation of public policies in science, technology and innovation (ST&I), as well as subsidies in the area of technology for businesses.

Articulate interaction between Science & Technology actors and the productive sector.

Career medium 02
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Career medium 02

Aston University

PhD Candidate

The aim of my work in Aston University is to develop a computational model which can simulate the performance of a 250 kWe fixed bed downdraft biomass gasifier, and enable the upscaling of the design without increasing the relative tar content produced. User Defined Functions (UDF’s) will be developed and implemented in the CFD package FLUENT to enable the complex gas-solid environment to be represented. These will predict temperature, gas, tar and pressure profiles across the bed of the gasifier. The project will also involve the collection of gas and tar samples and temperature measurements in radial and longitudinal directions of the gasifier’s bed for validation of the model.

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Centro de Gestão e Estudos Estratégicos

Technical Adviser

**Advising on the development of subsidies for the green economy debates on Rio+20 conference.

**Revision of the technical book Sustainability of sugarcane bioenergy.

**Advising on the development of subsidies for evaluation of the Brazilian climate changes policy.

Career medium 04
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Aston University

Residence Tutor

Assist and provide pastoral care across the University’s student accommodation.

CIRAD

Visitor Researcher

Carry out experiments in a fixed bed char gasifier to understand its behavior, measurements were made of pressure drop, gas composition (longitudinal direction) and temperature (radial and longitudinal directions) were made in a cylindrical reacting char bed.

Career medium 03
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Career medium 02

UFPA

BSc and MSc Researcher

During my time in UFPA (Federal University of Para - Brazil) I worked in several projects related to education, environment and energy matters.

*MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

**Write application for grants associated with energy area,
**Evaluate the energy efficiency of power plants,
** Assistant Lecturer,
**Prepare and present seminars to introduce research ideas for possible partners, such as Brazilian Government or Energy Companies.

*RESEARCH PROJECTS:

**Increasing Efficiency of Diesel Engines Consuming Fresh Vegetable Oil.
**Adaptation and Increasing Efficiency of Open top Gasifiers Operating at Amazon Region
**Cyclone Combustion Chamber for Wood Industry Residues
**Technical Analysis of a Pilot Unit for Electric Power Generation Using Biomass

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UFPA

Mechanical Engineer

Upgrading of fixed bed downdraft biomass gasifier.

*MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
**Development of a numerical code able to perform equilibrium calculation of gas composition on a downdraft gasifier.
** Installation of the gasification system.

Career medium 06
Career

Aston University

PhD, Biomass Gasification

UFPA

BSc and MSC, Mechanical Engineering