1st RCGI Workshop: results from January to June 2016
27 & 28 July 2016

The RCGI Workshop is an event that will bring all the Centre’s researchers to present their projects and the search results. This meeting is a great opportunity for integration and for those who are interested in studies related to gas. We will follow in this first edition the exhibition of the 28 initial RCGI´s projects.


  • You are invited to present your project;
  • The planned timing for each presentation is 10-15 minutes and 5 minutes for Q&A;
  • PowerPoint format;
  • The presentation can be in english or portuguese;
  • Please, fill in the contact form who will be the speaker and the project number if you are a member from RCGI.


Date: 27 & 28 July 2016
Time: 09:00 to 18:30

Anfiteatro do Prédio de Eng. Mecânica e Naval
Av. Professor Mello Moraes, 2231
Escola Politécnica, University of São Paulo
05508-030, São Paulo – SP, Brazil

E-mail: rcgi@usp.br
Phone: +55 11 3091-5646

1) The planned timing for each presentation is 10-15 minutes and 5 minutes for Q&A.

2) DINNER will be offered by RCGI.

Programme 1st RCGI Workshop, 27 & 28 July 2016

Date: 27 July, Wednesday, 09:00 to 18:30
00:1009:00Julio R Meneghini (POLI-USP)Aperture
00:2009:10Julio R Meneghini (POLI-USP)RCGI: General View and the Future of the Centre
00:2009:30Alexandre Breda e José Alfredo Ferrari Jr. (BG-SHELL)BG and Shell: RCGI and its Development
00:2009:50Gustavo R. da Silva Assi e Gabriel PennaThe Strategy for Diffusion of Knowledge & Communication
00:4010:30Maria Aparecida de Souza (Agência USP de Inovação)Patents and Trade Marks
00:2010:50Karen Mascarenhas (HR & Leadership Mannagment)"Getting Started"
00:2011:30Julio R Meneghini (POLI-USP)New Project Proposals
00:3011:50All participantsQ&A
00:2013:50Engineering Programme CoordinatorGeneral view and the future of the programme
00:2014:10Team memberProject 1 - Development of an advanced natural gas burner using the oxy-fuel concecpt
00:2014:30Team memberProject 2 - Laboratory of advanced combustion diagnostics
00:2014:50Team memberProject 3 - Advanced systems for the use of mixed gas and diesel in internal combustion engines for methane emission mitigation
00:2015:10Team memberProject 4 - Feasibility/design of efficient and environmentally friendly ship concepts with natural gas as fuel
00:2015:30Team memberProject 5 - Design and optimization of storage systems by adsorption for natural gas
00:2016:10Team memberProject 6 - Optimization based on the adjoint method for natural gas storage systems
00:2016:30Team memberProject 7 - Hybrid power systems for ships
00:2016:50Team memberProject 8 - Modeling and numerical simulation
00:2017:10Team memberProject 9 - Studies of the application of laser (lidar) for atmospheric pollution measurements
00:2017:30Team memberProject 10 - Optimized labyrinth seals
00:3017:50All participantsQ&A
00:1018:20Closing Remarks
19:00DINNER: Bovinus Rebouças
Avenida Rebouças, 1604 - Jardim America, São Paulo - SP, CEP: 05402-200
Phone: (11) 3064-5330
Date: 28 July, Thursday, 09:00 to 18:30
00:2009:00Team memberProject 23 - Brazilian inventory of greenhouse gases and scenarios for reducing emissions related to natural gas
00:2009:20Physical-Chemistry Programme CoordinatorGeneral view and the future of the programme
00:2009:40Team memberProject 11 - Development of an Advanced Natural Gas Burner using the Flameless Concept
00:2010:00Team memberProject 12 - Advancing fuel cells for operation on natural gas
00:2010:20Team memberProject 13 - Synthesis gas production by methane tri-reforming
00:2010:40Team memberProject 14 - Methanol production by CO2 hydrogenation
00:2011:00Team memberProject 15 - Advanced Catalyst for Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis
00:2011:40Team memberProject 16 - A hybrid solar-gas system for natural gas steam reforming
00:2012:00Team memberProject 17 - Converting biogas to bioproducts
00:2012:20Team memberProject 18 - Microbial production of polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) from methane (CH4)
00:2012:40Team memberProject 19 - Structured ceramic membrane and supersonic device for CH4 / CO2 separation
00:2013:00Team memberProject 20 - Supported metal nanoparticles as catalyst for the PROX reaction
00:3013:20All participantsQ&A
00:2015:20Energy Policies And Economics Programme CoordinatorGeneral view and the future of the programme
00:2015:40Team memberProject 21 - Creation of the Brazilian and São Paulo Legal Service of Natural Gas
00:2016:00Team memberProject 22 - Producing studies "benchmark" about the efficient use of natural gas in the industrial sector
00:2016:20Team memberProject 24 - Estimation of price elasticities and income of Natural Gas in Brazil
00:2017:00Team memberProject 25 - Natural Gas sustainability of Integrated Analysis as a transportation fuel in heavy vehicles: the Blue Corridor Paulista
00:2017:20Team memberProject 26 - Evaluation of small LNG and CNG drives as options for the supply, transmission and distribution in Brazil
00:2017:40Team memberProject 27 - The Biomethane's contribution prospects to increase the supply of Natural Gas
00:2018:00Team memberProject 28 - GEODIS: integrated and dispersed energy planning systems geographically for Natural Gas
00:3018:20All participantsQ&A
00:1018:50Closing Remarks