IFP School comes second in the Minus CO2 Challenge

2 October 2023
Minus CO2 Challenge

IFP School came second in the Minus CO2 Challenge, organized by the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE).

The competition challenges teams to develop plans and strategies that will reduce carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere. This year, participating students had to analyze the data set of a CO2 capture project.

The School was represented by the CarbonBusters, a multicultural team from the class of 2023 made up of: Juan Manuel Dri (Reservoir Geoscience and Engineering, Argentina), Santiago Lencinas Pupkiewicz (Energy Technology Economics and Management, Argentina), Lucas Miranda Pinto (Petroleum Engineering and Project Development, Argentina), Pablo Matias Sepulveda (RGE, Argentina) and Lúcia Manuel Varela (Petroleum Geosciences, Mozambique).

"I'm very grateful for this extraordinary experience and the opportunity to apply my geoscience knowledge to a cleaner, more sustainable world. Working alongside exceptional professionals who are equally passionate about reducing carbon emissions has been an invaluable learning experience!" said Lúcia.

The students were coached by Arnaud Torres, a lecturer at IFP School's Georesources and Energy Center.

After six months of intense competition, the CarbonBusters finished second behind the Université M'Hamed Bougara de Boumerdès (Algeria) and ahead of Technische Universität Clausthal (Germany).

This is the third time that an IFP School team has been on the podium of the CO2 Minus Challenge. The School won the competition twice before, in 2020 and 2022.

Well done to our students for this fine performance!