Suani T Coelho


RCGI Deputy Director of the Energy Policy & Economics Programme / RCGI Project Coordinator

University of São Paulo / IEE - Institute of Energy and Environment


Suani Teixeira Coelho is a Chemical Engineer, Master and PhD in Energy in the Graduate Program in Energy from the University of São Paulo, where she is currently lecturer, thesis advisor, PD supervisor and coordinator of the Research Group on Bioenergy (GBIO – former CENBIO – www.iee. She has been coordinator of projects funded by FAPESP (Funding Agency of Sao Paulo), ANEEL (Regulatory Agency on Electric Energy) and CNPq (Federal Council for Research), among others. She is thesis advisor at the Integrated Graduate Program in Bioenergy (USP / Unicamp / UNESP) and member of the Graduation Committees of the two programs. She was member of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change (Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change-AGECC) in 2008-2011, chaired by UNIDO, and Deputy Secretary of State Secretariat for Environment in the State of São Paulo (2003-2006), where she was responsible for international agreements of this Secretariat of State. She has worked several times as an expert/consultant in bioenergy for UNEP and UNIDO projects.

Prof Coelho has published several scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, such as Energy Policy, Journal of Cleaner Production, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (RSER) and others, also being reviewer of technical journals, such as the Energy Policy and Biomass & Bioenergy and RSER, among others. She has published several books and book chapters, including “Land and Water: Linkages to Bioenergy” at Global Energy Assessment (IAASA, University of Cambridge, 2013). Since December 2014 she is Associate Editor on Bioenergy for the journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews and since April 2015 in the Journal BIOMASS BR.

She is also a contributor of the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP / FAO), being part of the Brazilian Delegation in GBEP meetings. Among other projects, she is now the coordinator of the project “Perspectives for the contribution of biomethane on natural gas offer in Sao Paulo State” (Project N. 27, in the Research Center on Gas Innovation – RCGI – Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo), funded by FAPESP and Shell Co. She is also the coordinator of the new (starting in 2018) Atlas of Bioenergy for Sao Paulo State, in a R&D CESP/ANEEL Project together with Polytechnic School of USP and UNESP.