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FAPESP and BG select Research Centre for Gas Innovation

FAPESP and BG select Research Centre for Gas Innovation

Centre in São Paulo will address scientific and technological challenges and opportunities (photo: BG Group)

FAPESP and BG Brasil announce the result of a call for proposals to establish a Research Centre for Gas Innovation in São Paulo.

The Research Centre will be responsible for the management of three discipline based research programmes: Engineering, Physical Chemistry and Energy Policy and Economics. The centre will also address the current technology challenges that Brazil faces in maximising the penetration of natural gas.

The focus of the centre at a strategic level will be to undertake R&D into: new applications for natural gas (including the use of gas in an energy efficient manner); synergies between gas and other emerging technologies; studies that look at the potential for reducing the carbon intensity of natural gas and the associated cost and environmental benefits.

The centre will be the first of its kind to be located in a tropical region and will aim to become the world’s leading research centre for gas innovation and its role in future energy systems.

Selected proposal:

Pesquisador principal


Julio Meneghini
Escola Politécnica da Universidade de São Paulo

Brasil Research Centre for Gas Innovation
FAPESP#: 2014/50279-4

The call for proposal is available at: