Organized by RCGI, the event will bring together representatives from academia, the government, and companies on September 14, in São Paulo.

On September 14, the Research Center for Gas Innovation (RCGI) will hold a workshop in São Paulo to discuss the prospects of the contribution of biomethane to increasing the offer of natural gas in the State of São Paulo. Eight lectures are planned, to be followed by roundtable discussions in which representatives from academia, the government, and industry will deal with everything from production, generating potential, and applications, to the regulatory framework.

According to Professor Suani Teixeira Coelho, coordinator of the Bioenergy Research Group of the Energy and Environment Institute of the University of São Paulo (GBIO/IEE/USP – www.iee.usp.br/gbio), the workshop involves the actions of a study she led, with reference to RCGI’s project 27, entitled “The prospects of the contribution of biomethane to increasing the offering of natural gas in São Paulo”.

The project will map out the production of biogas and biomethane at the sanitary landfills, sewage treatment plants, and from animal and agribusiness wastes across the entire State of São Paulo. This is one of the 29 research projects that are being carried out in RCGI, which is a center of excellence that will receive R$ 100 million from FAPESP and BG-Shell, to develop technologies, innovative applications, and studies regarding the use of natural gas. Learn more about the study at this link: http://bit.ly/2bJtzkZ.

“The workshop will be very important for exchanging experiences and putting the needed data together more quickly with the government and industry,” she states. The proposal is to finalize the mapping within one year. “And based on that, we will discuss the regulatory policy the economics for the expansion of the use of this energy source.”

Service: The workshop “The prospects of the contribution of biomethane to increasing the offering of natural gas in São Paulo” will be held on September 14 in the auditorium of the Department of Metallurgical Engineering and Materials of USP (Av. Professor Mello Moraes, 2463, Cidade Universitária, São Paulo). Limited registrations can be made on the site: http://bit.ly/2bKhyfM.