Sustainable Gas Research & Innovation (2018)

The Sustainable Gas Institute (SGI) and Research Centre for Gas Innovation (RCGI) are hosting their third annual conference this year in natural gas sustainability in São Paulo, Brazil. The two-day conference will take place on September 25th and 26th.

This is a unique conference that will bring stakeholders together to meet; share knowledge, exchange ideas, gain insight, and showcase expertise to fully understand the role of natural gas in the global energy landscape.


Dates: Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th September 2018

Location: University of São Paulo

The conference will take place at the University of Sao Paulo in CDI – (Centro de Difusão Internacional) Auditorium.

The address is Av. Prof. Lúcio Martins Rodrigues, 222 – Butantã, São Paulo – SP, 05508-020


Registrations are open. Please visit our Eventbrite page to register.


“Transforming gas to transform the future”


We are delighted to have the following keynotes:


Title: Maturing CO2 Abatement Technology through a Joint Effort Industry & University – the Vienna Green Case.

Speaker: Dr. Rob Littel, General Manager for CO2 Abatement Technologies from Royal Dutch Shell plc. [Biography]

Title: Innovation, from fundamental research to commercial deployment, a real case with Cansolv Technologies.

Dr. John Sarlis,  Technology Maturation and CCS Real Case for Shell Cansolv. [Biography]

Title: Improving Characterization of Anthropogenic Methane Emissions in the United States: Summary of a Report from the US National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM)

Professor David Allan,  Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Resources, at the University of Texas at Austin. [Biography]

Title: TBC

Dr. David Daniels, Chief Energy Modeler at Energy Information Administration (EIA). [Biography]

Title: TBC

Mr. Oscar Rene Chamberlain Pravia – Downstream and Biofuels R&D General Manager for Petrobras’ Research Center (CENPES). [Biography]

Title: Open Innovation in Shell

Dr. Lene Hviid, Global Manager at Shell Research.

Title: TBC

Prof Jorge Almeida Guimarães, CEO of EMBRAPII

Title: TBC

Mr. Jose Gutman, National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels


The full agenda will be able to download shortly.

DAY 1: Tuesday, 25th Sept 2017

08.30-09.00 ——– Registration and welcome coffee

09.00-18.10 —- Programme to follow shortly

20:30 – 22.00 ——Conference reception (Banana Cafe, R. Jerônimo da Veiga, 198 – Itaim Bibi, São Paulo – SP, 04536-060, Brazil)

DAY 2: Wednesday, 26th Sept 2017

08.00-08.30 ——– Registration and coffee

09.00-19.15 — Programme to follow shortly

20:30-22.00——– Conference Dinner (Barbacoa, R. Dr. Renato Paes de Barros, 65 – Itaim Bibi, São Paulo – SP, 04530-000, Brazil)

Hotel information

The conference hotel is the Radisson Blu São Paulo.

Av. Cidade Jardim, 625
São Paulo

Below is the hotel’s distance from both airports:

Congonhas  (9 km / 25 mins)
São Paulo Guarulhos ( 35 km / 1 hour)


The conference will take place at the University of Sao Paulo in CDI – (Centro de Difusão Internacional) – Auditorium, Av. Prof. Lúcio Martins Rodrigues, 222 – Butantã, São Paulo – SP, 05508-020

Call for Papers

Information on submitting papers can be found on the Paper submission and selection process page.

Submission deadline: 22 July 2018 (11.59pm UK / 7.59pm Sâo Paulo)

Notification of submission decision: 15 August 2018

*Deadline for submitting presentations/posters: 20 September 2018

You can submit your abstract here.


This conference has been co-organised by the Research Centre for Gas Innovation at the University of São Paulo and Sustainable Gas Institute at Imperial College.

If you would like to find out more, please contact us at