Renato trained in geoengineering and mining engineering, with a particular focus on geotechnics, at the University of Zagreb (Croatia). Renato has a PhD in geoenvironmental engineering from Cardiff University, and his thesis was on experimental, theoretical and numerical investigations into the underlaying processes in coal in response to CO2 injection. His main areas of experience are in geo-energy technologies including carbon capture and storage (CCS), underground coal gasification (UCG), Coal Bed Methane (CBM) and energy geotechnics. Prior to joining Quintessa, he worked in a range of research projects funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Research Fund for Coal and Steel (RFCS), National Resources Wales (NRW) and National Grid Electricity Transmission (NGET). Renato has worked on development and application of coupled thermo-hydraulic-chemical-mechanical models and conducted experimental investigations to study the behaviour of geomaterials under high pressure and high temperature conditions.
Renato is currently involved in Quintessa's work concerning the sustainable utilisation of the subsurface.