According to Kris Anderson, it is a top priority to identify those ideas which have the greatest commercial potential among the initiatives taken by researchers in the areas of oil and gas.

On 6 April, the Research Centre for Gas Innovation (RCGI) promotes the lecture on Industrial Partnerships: Turning research ideas into new technology, with researcher Kris Anderson, of the Sustainable Gas Institute, associated with the Imperial College of London. This event takes place at 2 p.m. in the Amphitheatre of the Mechanical and Naval Engineering Building of the Polytechnic School of the University of São Paulo (Poli-USP), and will be open to the general public, with enrolments being made through the Internet (

Mr. Anderson will discuss the path towards commercialization of new Technologies, and also how to successfully work with industrial partners. In recent years, he has worked towards the commercial development of research for several companies operating in the oil and gas segment, including Chevron, UOP, BP, PETRONAS, Cameron, BG Group and Shell.

“The development of commerce is a difficult and expensive process. The prospects of success can be significantly improved, theoretically exploiting the areas behind projects before major financial commitments are made. Ideas for new technologies are often abundant, but it is essential to establish which of these ideas have the greatest commercial potential to be successful”, says the researcher, who is an expert in the areas of development and commercialization of technology for gas separation.


Venue: Amphitheatre of the Mechanical and Naval Engineering Building of the Polytechnic School of USP.

Address: Av. Professor Mello Moraes, 2.231, São Paulo – SP

Time: 2 p.m.

Enrolments can be made through the website

About RCGI

The RCGI ( was set up at the end of last year to investigate the current and future use of natural gas, with the purpose of increasing its participation in the energy matrix of the Country while reducing the emission of greenhouse gases. Natural gas has a strategic role to play in the transition between an energy matrix based on fossils to a cleaner matrix.

With an expected volume of BRL 100 million in investments on the part of the Research Support Foundation of the State of São Paulo (FAPESP) and BG Brazil (a company of the BG Group that has recently been purchased by Shell), RCGI is investigating not only the use of solar energy for the production of syngas, but also the use of natural gas as fuel for ships, advanced combustion, fuel cells for hydrogen, among other issues.