Natural Gas: Catalysing the Future

May 24-26, 2017 | Riocentro – Pavilion 5 | Rio de Janeiro | Brazil

09h – 10h30 Opening Cerimony

Milton Costa Filho – Secretary General – IBP (Brazil)

David Carroll – President – IGU (USA) (TBD)

Prof.Dr.Gerald Linke – Chair – IGU R&D and Innovation Committee (Germany)

Cynthia Silveira – Chair – IGRC2017 National Organising Committee (Brazil) (TBD)

10h30 – 11h Coffee break
11h – 12h30 Oral technical sessions
12h30 – 14h30 Lunch and poster sessions
14h30 – 16h Oral technical sessions
16h – 16h30 Coffee break
16h30 – 18h Oral technical sessions
09h – 10h30 Panel: Natural Gas: Renewable Energy Partnership Enabling an Environment of Lower Fossil Fuel Use (Impacts of COP 21 in Gas sector)

Chair: Clarissa Lins – Director – IBP (Brazil)

Speakers:

Thiago Barral – EPE – General Projects Superintendent (TBD) (Brazil)
Topic: Natural Gas and Renewable Energy Partnership

Dr. Claudius da Costa Gomez – The Chief Executive Officer – Fachverband Biogas e.V. (Germany) (TBD)
Topic: Natural Gas Enabling the Energy Transition

Prof. Suzana Kahn – COPPE – UFRJ (Brazil)
Topic: Natural Gas Prospects in an Environment of Lower Fossil Fuel Use (Impacts of COP 21 in Gas sector)

10h30 – 11h Coffee break
11h – 12h30 Oral technical sessions
12h30 – 14h30 Lunch and poster sessions
14h30 – 16h Oral technical sessions
16h – 16h30 Coffee break
16h30 – 18h Oral technical sessions
09h – 10h30 Panel: Technology Radar – Innovations in the Gas Value Chain (E&P, Storage, Midstream, Distribution, Utilization)

Chair: Rod Rinholm – Executive Director – Business Development and Education – Gas Technology Institute (USA)

Speakers:

Raphael Schoentgen – Director Research and Technologies and Member of the Executive Committee at ENGIE (France)

Toshiki Shimizu – Head of Fuel Cell business – Appliance Company Panasonic Corporation (Japan)

10h30 – 11h Coffee break
11h – 11h30 Conference Plenary: Entering the Brazilian Gas Market

Jan Karl Karlsen – Vice President for Marketing and Origination – Statoil Brasil (Germany)

11h30 – 13h Closing Plenary

Luis Bertrán – Secretary General – IGU (USA)

Hisataka Yakabe – Vice Chair – R&D and Innovation / General Manager – Residential Fuel Cell Development Sect. – Residential Fuel Cell Business Development Dept. – Tokyo Gas Co. (Japan)

Dr. Saeed Pakseresht – Chair – IGRC 2020 – Research & Technology Director NIGC (Iran)