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young environmental ambassadors

Environmental projects

DetergentelaurabeatrizA biological detergent made from the fungus, Candida glabrata, that is capable of removing oil residue on a laboratory scale and developed by Carolina Buarque de Gusmão, from the Federal University of Pernambuco, was one of the four projects selected, from the 67 enrolled to represent Brazil in an international meeting of young environmental ambassadors from November 2 to 11 in Germany, with support from Bayer and the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP). The other three projects are a proposal based on public-private partnerships for generating energy in sanitary landfill sites, from Érico Rocha, at the Federal University  of Rio de Janeiro, a study that proves the importance of the Ecological ICMS in the preservation of biomas, an economic environmental protection instrument, by Lívia Maria dos Santos, from the Economic Sciences School of Apucarana (PR), and research into degradation in an anaerobic system of a surface-active agent used in detergents and soap powder, by Rachel Costa, from the Engineering School of São Carlos at the University of São Paulo.