Sustainable Gas Research Innovation 2017

Conference on gas sustainability and innovation

Sustainable Gas Research & Innovation

The Sustainable Gas Institute (SGI) and Research Centre for Gas Innovation (RCGI) are hosting their second annual conference in natural gas sustainability in São Paulo, Brazil.

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 19th and Wednesday 20th September 2017

Location: University of São Paulo

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

Invitees: If you are interested in attending, please email us at

Centro de Difusão Internacional

Keynotes from:-

Dr. Rob Littel, General Manager Gas Separation from Royal Dutch Shell

Prof Jose Goldemberg, President from FAPESP

Dr David Daniel , Chief Energy Modeler , U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Prof Li Zheng, Professor & Dean, Department of Thermal Engineering, Tsinghua University


The full agenda can be downloaded from the RCGI website.

DAY 1: Tuesday, 19th Sept 2017

08.30-09.00 ——– Registration and welcome coffee


  • Welcome by Dr Adam Hawkes and Prof Julio Meneghini
  • Keynote from Dr. Rob Littel,  Royal Dutch Shell and Prof Jose Goldemberg, FAPESP
  • Sessions from the Research Centre for Gas Innovation –  Engineering
  • SGI White Papers from the Energy Analysis and Policy team
  • Panel debate – “An international perspective: Innovation in natural gas” What role will gas, biogas, hydrogen and ccs play in the future energy mix?
    • Professor Alvaro Prata – Professor and Chief of Brazilian Secretary of Technological Development and Innovation
    • Dr David Daniels, Chief Energy Modeler, U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)
    • Professor Zheng Li, Professor & Dean, Department of Thermal Engineering, Tsinghua University
    • Dr Decio Oddone – President of EPE (not confirmed yet)
    • Dr. Plinio Nastari – Member of the “Conselho Nacional de Políticas Energéticas” (already confirmed)

18.30-21.00———Networking (with canapés/cocktails)

DAY 2: Wednesday, 20th Sept 2017

08.00-08.30 ——– Registration and coffee

08.30-08.50 ———Welcome introduction to day 2


  • Keynotes from  Dr David Daniels, EIA and Prof Zheng Li, Tsinghua University
  • Research Centre for Gas Innovation – Physical/Chemistry
  • SGI – Research Translation and Commercialisation
  • SGI – Energy Systems Modelling (MUSE)
  • Research Centre for Gas Innovation – Energy Policies/Economics

20:30-22.00——– Conference Dinner

Hotel information:-

The conference hotel is 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)


Co-organisers: –

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.