Cargill illustration 850 x 400 px

Cargill presentation: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions Using Natural Ester

The presentation will show the global increase in electricity demand estimated for 2030 and 2050 due to a massive electrification of end-users and rapidly growth of electric vehicles. By 2050, solar PV and wind will be the main supply in the global electricity matrix. Important to review planned actions to reduce CO2 emissions in the electricity sector like accelerate decarbonization in the electricity generation as well as to prioritize improvements in the energy efficient.

If you are already a subscriber of the Transformers Academy or Transformers Maagazine, please, Login with your credentials.

Transformers plays a vital role in the electricity sector and its industry can contribute with sustainable strategies adopting methods of energy efficiency (reducing losses) and selecting environmentally friendly materials, more specifically for the insulating liquid. In the last two decades, the use of natural ester insulating liquids has increased globally due to the properties like environmentally friendly (biodegradable and non-toxic) and safer (with a higher fire point). And now, when sustainability is pushing new actions in the electrical sector, another property of natural ester is in highlight: carbon neutral. A proposal case to mitigate CO2 emissions using FR3 natural ester in the power transformers int the electrical power transmission sector in Brazil will be analyzed.

See the slides here

Roberto Ignacio da Silva


Roberto Ignacio da Silva is the technical services manager for dielectric liquids at Cargill. He is a professional with more than 26 years of experience in engineering and product development of capital goods equipment in the energy sector in multinational industries like GE, ABB and Bosch. At ABB, Mr. Roberto was the mechanical engineering manager for power transformers, leading the whole portfolio of mechanical design for 12 years. Mr. Roberto is pursuing a PhD in energy policy at the University of Sao Paulo’s Institute of Energy and Environment. He has an MSc in energy from the University of Sao Paulo, holds an MBA in engineering and management products and services from the University of Sao Paulo and a BSc in mechanical engineering from Braz Cubas University. He is a member of Cigré acting on committee A2 Transformers, member of Brazilian standards committee (ABNT) for mineral oils and other insulating fluids (synthetic and natural), and the secretary of ABNT Committee for Power Transformers.