II Workshop Interno RCGI: resultados de julho a dezembro de 2016

14 e 15 de dezembro 2016

O Workshop Interno RCGI é um evento que reune todos os pesquisadores do Centro para que possam apresentar os seus projetos e a evolução dos resultados de pesquisa. Esse encontro é uma ótima oportunidade de integração para os participantes e para aqueles que se interessam por estudos relacionados ao gás natural, biogás, hidrogênio e redução das emissões de CO2. Poderemos acompanhar nessa segunda edição a exposição dos 29 projetos do RCGI.

The São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and the Research Council of Norway invite to the Seminar:

"Energy for the future"

September, 21, 2016 – 9am to 4pm


Spring Workshop: Seminar in Transport and its Environment

Prof Marc Stettler
Imperial College London, UK

27-28 SEP 2016 | CONFERENCE

Sustainable Gas Research Innovation 2016 - São Paulo, Brazil

Organised by the SGI – Sustainable Gas Institute, Imperial College London

Hotel Grand Mercure São Paulo Ibirapuera.

Save the date. More information to be announced here.


Contribuição do biometano para aumentar a oferta de gás natural em São Paulo

Evento para discutir as perspectivas de contribuição do biometano no aumento da oferta de gás natural no Estado de São Paulo. Estão previstas oito palestras seguidas de mesas-redondas, nas quais representantes da academia, governo e indústria discutirão desde produção, potencial de geração e aplicações, até marco regulatório.

Programa de PG em Engenharia Mecânica da EPUSP (PME 5427)

Nanotechnology for Energy Application

22/08 a 02/09 de 2016
Prof. Dongsheng

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


Insights into the novel use of laminated composite materials as an enabling technology for engineering applications

Christopher B. York

13 de julho | 1st RCGI Training Meeting

O RCGI Training Meeting visa criar uma maior integração entre o Centro e os seus participantes. O evento é uma oportunidade para que todos entendam melhor o funcionamento interno do RCGI e ainda possam tirar dúvidas. Será uma ação muito importante para melhorarmos cada vez mais a nossa organização, por isso, reserve a data em sua agenda.


Usos energéticos na indústria, aplicações do gás na indústria e eficiência energética na aplicação do gás

Juan Carlos Campos Avella
Docente da Universidad del Atlántico

– Especialista em Gestão e Eficiência Energética na Indústria
– Gerente de Gestão Energética da “e2 energia eficiente”, Colômbia

30 MAY 2016 | SEMINAR

Physical Properties Needs for the 21st CenturyDatabases, Models and Uncertainty

Marco A. Satyro

Physical property calculations are at the core of process design, process simulation and process optimization. These activities are normally executed within a process simulation environment and users are presented with a highly polished, “pasteurized” environment where exceptionally complex calculations involving thermodynamic models proceed with little or no actual understanding from the user related to the models or the data mused to develop the models used in the computations.
Notwithstanding advanced materials and advanced models required to simulate such materials, common, apparently well understood substances and mixtures are now being processed under very high pressures and temperatures, stressing existing thermodynamic models and moving us towards areas where little is known a‐priori about the quality of the models or the underlining data. In this paper we examine the interplay between databases, models, the uncertainty in the thermodynamic data and the consequent uncertainty on calculated thermodynamic properties and what would be the desired characteristics of models to be developed in the future where quality assurance parameters are built in the model development from the ground up with the aim of developing introspective software systems that can provide the user with estimates about the quality of values it computes.

10 MAY 2016 | SEMINAR

Sonocitology: Manipulation and Sensing Particles

Prof Anne L Bernassau

Anne L. Bernassau was born in Paris, France and earned her Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Medical Science and Technology at the University of Dundee, UK in 2009. Her PhD topic was on “Micro-engineering for high frequency ultrasound arrays”. She joined the University of Glasgow on the collaborative project “Electronic sonotweezers: particle manipulation with ultrasonic arrays” and pioneered acoustic multi-transducers manipulation for the use of bio-engineering and targeted drug delivery applications. After the success of sonotweezers, she secured a 4 year Lord Kelvin Adam Smith fellowship as an independent academic researcher.

5 MAY 2016 | SEMINAR

Using supercomputers to understand fundamentals of turbulent combustion

Prof. Evatt Hawkes, University of New South Wales (UNSW)

“Achieving significant improvements of fuel efficiency and reductions of emissions (including CO2) requires better understanding of the multi-physics turbulent flows that govern the performance of combustors. Direct numerical simulations (DNSs) have long been used to obtain this understanding, but until recently they were limited to very idealised scenarios. Advances in supercomputing have enabled rapid progress, such that DNSs of laboratory-scale experiments are now possible. In this article I will discuss recent examples of DNS performed in my group at the University of New South Wales, focussing on the stabilisation of lifted flames and on flame structure in high Karlovitz number lean premixed flames.”

20 APR 2016 | SEMINAR

Models for heterogeneous catalysts: an approach at the atomic level

Hans-Joachim Freund
Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany

Increasing the complexity of the models towards supported nano particles, resembling a real disperse metal catalyst, allows one to catch in the model some of the important aspects that cannot be covered by single crystals alone. One of the more important aspects is the support particle interface. We have developed strategies to prepare such model systems based on single crystalline oxide films which are used as supports for metal and oxide nano particles, whose geometric structure, morphology, electronic structure, as well as interaction and reaction with molecules from the gas phase may be studied at the atomic level.

6 APR 2016 | SEMINAR

Industrial Partnerships: Turning research ideas into new technology

Kris Anderson, Imperial College London

Commercial development is a difficult and costly process. The prospects of success can be greatly improved by theoretically exploring the ideas behind projects prior to making large financial commitments. Ideas for new technology are often plentiful, but establishing which of those ideas have the greatest commercial potential is critical to success.

1-2 ABR 2016 | WORKSHOP (Event in Portuguese)

Treinamento Intensivo em Planejamento e Gestão de Sistemas Logísticos a Granel (GNC e GNL) para gás natural.

Eng. Paul Louis Poulallion

Haverá uma primeira parte do treinamento para se conhecer o estado da arte dos sistemas de distribuição e transporte de GN via modais a granel (GNL e GNC), e também será apresentado os elementos fundamentais de um Modelo de Análise Logística e Econômica de um sistema de distribuição a granel desenvolvido na Costa do Marfim. O aprimoramento deste modelo será um dos importantes QUICK-WINS esperados do Projeto 26 do RCGI. O curso será dado pelo consultor do Rio de Janeiro, que também participa do Projeto 26 do RCGI, Sr. Paul Louis Poulallion.