Alejandra Tovar

Hydrogeology & Geothermal Energy



Passionate hydrogeologist trying to improve our world little by little with science and research. Currently working on the LEILAC2 Project which aims to reduce CO2 emissions of Europe’s cement and lime industries through Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS). My ultimate goal: to always work on projects that have a good impact on our planet.


Groundwater modelling, Soil-Water modelling

Research group

Research interests

  • CO2 capture, transport and geological storage (CCS)
  • Groundwater
  • Climate change
  • Geothermal energy


Low Emission Intensity Lime and Cement 2: Demonstration Scale

EU H2020, 2020-2024
Role: Collection and processing of relevant cost – and operational data from literature and the other project partners on the full CCS chain (CO2 source, possible other sources, transport options and geological storage sites). The data will be used to develop and perform techno-economic simulations and forecasts for a CO2 capture, transport and storage (CCS) project/network centering around the Heidelberg Cement plant in Hannover, Germany. Analyses are performed using spreadsheet models and the in-house developed PSS simulator. PSS is a geo-techno-economic forecasting simulator for CO2 geological storage. It is VBA-MS Access based and integrates reservoir behavior directly into the economic analysis, especially to deal with uncertainty and flexibility in a more realistic way.