Janaina Camile Pasqual Lofhagen

Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná, Brazil
Title: Biomethane for Sustainable Urban Mobility in Brazil and the U.S.: Energy Trade-Offs with Water and Food

Biography

She is a post-doctoral visiting scholar in the School of Public Administration. She is also a post doctoral researcher at the Pontifical Catholic University of Parana - Brazil and her research interests include analyzing renewable sources of energy for urban mobility transportation and water-energy-food nexus. She earned her doctoral degree in Urban Management from PUCPR, in partnership with the University of Arizona (UA). In addition, she has being working as consultant in the area of biogas and biomethane (renewable natural gas) for 10 years and she has important international publications and presentations in renowned congresses. She was consultant of the ITAIPU Binational Technological Park, International Center of Renewable Energies- CIBiogas, and of the International Center of Hidroinformatics/UNESCO. She was researcher of the Paraná Federal Industry Federation during 3 years. She also worked as manager of a rural property in Santa Catarina (South Brazil) that was the first one in the state to convert animal wastes into biogas and won a prize in sustainable land use. 

Research Interest

Sustainable Urban Transportation, Biogas and Biomethane, Global Change, Urban Planning

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