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.

You can watch the keynotes and panel discussion live on RCGI’s facebook page:


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.


The main programme can be downloaded as a PDF [MAIN PROGRAMME].

Please also download the following PDFs for information on the:-

  • Four x 3 parallel sessions [Parallel talks] in rooms 1 (auditorium), 2 and 3.
  • Four poster presentations [Posters] taking place during the coffee break in the main hall.

Abstract Book

You can view the full abstract book here. Please do not print.

Summary Agenda

DAY 1: Tuesday, 25th Sept 2017

08.30-09.00 ——– Registration and welcome coffee

20.00 – 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

20:00-22.00——– Conference Dinner (Barbacoa, R. Dr. Renato Paes de Barros, 65 – Itaim Bibi, São Paulo – SP, 04530-000, Brazil)


“Transforming gas to transform the future”


We are delighted to have the following keynotes:

ANP – E&P and natural gas in Brasil
Mr. Jose Gutman, National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels

[Abstract and Biography]

Maturing CO2 Abatement Technology through a Joint Effort Industry & University – the Vienna Green Case.
Dr. Rob Littel, General Manager for CO2 Abatement Technologies from Royal Dutch Shell plc.

[Abstract and Biography]

Petrobras Efforts Towards a Low Carbon Economy
Mr. Gustavo Moure

[Abstract and Biography]

EMBRAPII’S role in industrial innovation in Brazil 
Prof Jorge Almeida Guimarães, CEO of EMBRAPII

[Abstract and Biography]

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.

[Abstract and Biography]

Early results from EIA’s new Global Hydrocarbon Supply Model (GHySMo)
Dr. David Daniels, Chief Energy Modeler at Energy Information Administration (EIA).

[Abstract and Biography]

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 Allen,  Director of the Center for Energy and Environmental Resources, at the University of Texas at Austin.

[Abstract and Biography]

Panel discussion

On Wednesday 26th September, please join us for a panel discussion at 16:20 until 17:40. We will be joined by a number of experts in the field.

Topic: How to speed up the energy transition?

  • Dr. Adam Hawkes – Co-director at the Sustainable Gas Institute [biography]
  • Dr. David Daniels – Chief Energy Modeler at the U.S. Energy Information Administration [biography]
  • Prof Julio Meneghini – Scientific Director at the Research Centre for Gas Innovation [biography]
  • Prof. Suani Coelho, Bioenergy Research Group, IEE USP and RCGI [biography]
  • Prof. Virginia Parente, Centre for Policies and Regulations of Carbon Emissions, IEE USP and RCGI [biography]

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 / 1-2 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

Please refer to the map for locations of the conference venue, hotel and entertainment venues (reception and dinner).

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) (CLOSED)

Notification of submission decision: 15 August 2018 (CLOSED)

*Deadline for submitting presentations/posters: 20 September 2018 (CLOSED) 


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