Sustainable Gas Research Innovation 2016


Tuesday 27th and
Wednesday 28th September 2016

Hotel Grand Mercure
R. Sena Madureira, 1355
Ibirapuera, São Paulo, Brazil

Delegate numbers are strictly limited
by invite only. If you are interested in attending,
please email us at

More informations:
Phone: +55 11 3091-5646

The Event

The Sustainable Gas Institute (SGI) and Research Centre for Gas Innovation (RCGI) are hosting our first 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.

Keynotes from

Prof. Dr.
Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz
Scientific Director of São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP)
Rob Littel
General Manager Gas Separation from Royal Dutch Shell plc.

Presentations and Perspectives from SGI’s International Advisory Panel

Provisional agenda

DAY 1: Tuesday, 27th Sept 2016
08:30-09:00Registration and welcome coffee
09:00-18:00Welcome by Prof Nigel Brandon and Prof Julio Meneghini
Keynote from Mr Rob Littel and Prof. Carlos Henrique de Brito Cruz
Sessions from the Research Centre for Gas Innovation
SGI White Papers from the Energy Analysis and Policy team
Talks from the Energy Efficiency Programme
Keynotes and a Panel Discussion – An International Perspective
18:30-20:00Networking (with canapés/cocktails) in Foyer Versailles 1 at the Hotel Grand Mercure



DAY 2: Wednesday, 28th Sept 2016
08:45-08:50Welcome introduction to day 2
09:00-18:00Research Centre for Gas Innovation – Physical/Chemistry
SGI – Research Translation and Commercialisation
SGI – Energy Systems Modelling (MUSE)
Research Centre for Gas Innovation – Energy Policies/Economics
Keynotes (tbd)
19:00-21:00Conference Dinner in Foyer Versailles 2 at the Hotel Grand Mercure


The Hotel Grand Mercure Sao Paulo Ibirapuera is 1.6 km from Ibirapuera Park, and 2.0 km from the São Paulo Museum of Modern Art.

Below is the hotel’s distance from both airports: Congonhas  (5.50 km / 3.42 m) – São Paulo Guarulhos (13.00 km / 8.08 m)


This conference has been co-organised by the Sustainable Gas Institute at Imperial College and the Research Centre for Gas Innovation at the University of São Paulo.