University of Sao Paulo – Circular principles into everyday business

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some of the University’s research
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The “opportunity desk” will make it possible to advertise and search for job vacancies, made available by the alumni themselves inside the platform: [email protected]

In creating a strong, very motivated faculty with many specialties, we want to transform linear thinking to a circular way of thinking about production.  We want to integrate total life cycle thinking and circular principles into everyday business processes; product development, supply chain management, business strategy, manufacturing and development. These will encourage more closed-loop practices throughout South America. 

University of Sao Paulo (USP)

*Graduate studies:
Environmental Engineering Sciences
Professional Master Program in Environment, Health and Sustainability
Applied Ecology
Bioenergy
Soil and Plant Nutrition
list of courses from the Official University website – in English

*Undergraduate studies:
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Management


1:07 min Weber Amaral of the University of Sao Paulo says that without a clear regulatory framework, Brazil cannot maximize the use of its resources.

Replacing diesel with liquefied natural Gas leads to a fuel economy of up to 60%

The substitution of diesel oil with liquefied natural gas (LNG) for cargo transportation in São Paulo would possibly lead to a significant reduction in fuel costs and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions—as well as other pollutants—in São Paulo State, Brazil.

“The biggest benefits, both in terms of pollution reductions and in prices of the fuels being discussed. They are perceived in São Paulo and Campinas (where diesel oil is more expensive than it is in the rest of the State) as regions with greater potential for substituting diesel oil with LNG. Our results show that in São Paulo, LNG can be up to 60% cheaper than diesel oil,” said Dominique Mouette, Professor in the School of Arts, Sciences, and Humanities at the University of São Paulo (EACH-USP), in an RCGI press communiqué. Mouette is principal author of the article and leader of the RCGI project focusing on the viability of a Blue Corridor in São Paulo State.

Brazil: Air Pollution Affects Tree Growth In São Paulo

Researchers at the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil have shown that atmospheric pollutants restrict tree growth and the ecosystem services provided by trees, such as filtering pollution by absorbing airborne metals in their bark, assimilating CO2, reducing the heat island effect by attenuating solar radiation, mitigating stormwater runoff, and controlling humidity.

Using as a model the tipuana tree (Tipuana tipu), also known as rosewood or tipu, a tall tree with a large spreading canopy and ubiquitous in the city, the researchers measured the impact of air pollution and weather on tree growth in São Paulo.


1:31 min Glaucia Souza of the University of Sao Paulo says bioenergy, sustainability and innovation are the three words that come to mind when she thinks of Brazil’s energy mix.

An EMF Pioneer University – University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

To accelerate the ideas of a Circular Economy, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) has developed connections world wide. The Pioneer Universities are one of these connections. They include:
University of Bradford
Cranfield University
Delft University of Technology
University College London
Arizona State University
University of São Paulo
University of Exeter
and other posts about EMF:
Ellen MacArthur Foundation – Circular Economy
EMF accelerating the Circular Economy Transition – Update

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