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"History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives"

Abba Eban
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Thomas Jefferson, September 6, 1789
"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

The Report of the U.N. Brundtland Commission, Our Common Future, 1987
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SPECIAL SESSIONS
SPECIAL SESSION: Sustainable combustion
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The dependence of the world’s energy production on fossil fuels and related environmental pollution remain among the greatest challenges today. The combustion of fossil fuels releases large quantities of pollutant and CO 2 emissions into the environment, which are the largest drivers of climate change. The latest report from the scientific panel on anthropogenic global warming indicates that remarkable and joint global action is required to reduce these emissions, and the longer we wait to address this issue, the more difficult, technologically challenging and expensive will become. The need to burn more efficiently and cleanly remains a great challenge and huge responsibility for the international combustion community and therefore the main objective of this special session is to bring together the scientists, researchers, and experts to exchange and share their experiences, new ideas, and research results about all aspects of combustion science and sustainable combustion technologies: fundamental physical and chemical aspects of traditional and novel fuel sources; reaction kinetics, combustion emissions, pollutants, soot and particulates; IC engine combustion; gas turbine combustion; furnace combustion; coal, biomass, biofuel and waste combustion, multiphase flows and sprays; particle technology, gasification and pyrolysis; new combustion technologies.

Prof. Milan Vujanović
University of Zagreb
Zagreb, Croatia
Milan Vujanović is a researcher and Teamleader of CFD Combustion Research Group of the Power Engineering and Energy Management Chair at Department of Energy, Power Engineering and Environment, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb.
Dr. Vujanović holds PhD in “numerical modelling of multiphase flow in combustion of fuels”. His research is in the areas of modelling and simulation of turbulent combustion, pollution formation, multiphase flows and sprays, and also in the areas of sustainable energy, environmental protection and climate change. He holds lecturers within courses “Combustion and Radiation Modelling”, and “Numerical Methods in Continuum Mechanics”. He has over 40 publications in Scientific Journals, Books and International Conferences Proceedings to his credit.
Dr. Vujanović is a consultant to many industries and to several public authorities. He is a member of the Combustion Institute, member of the European Research Community on Flow, Turbulence and Combustion, and member of the Centre for Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems.
Prof. Mário Costa
Instituto Superior Técnico
Lisboa, Portugal
Mário Costa is a Full Professor in the area of Environment and Energy at the Mechanical Engineering Department of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST). He graduated in Chemical Engineering at University of Coimbra in 1984, obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London in 1992 and his Habilitation in Mechanical Engineering at Technical University of Lisbon in 2009. Currently, he teaches the courses of Thermodynamics, Combustion, Renewables Energies and Integrated Energy Systems. He has supervised more than 100 MSc and Phd students. He has participated in more than 50 national and international projects in the area of Energy and Environment and has (co-)authored 1 book, more than 100 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and more than 150 papers in international conferences. He was the recipient of the Caleb Brett Award of the Institute of Energy in 1991, of the Sugden Award of the British Section of the Combustion Institute in 1991, of the Prémio Científico UTL/Santander Totta in 2010 and of a Menção Honrosa Universidade de Lisboa/Santander in 2016.
Prof. Guenther Carlos Krieger Filho
University of São Paulo
São Paulo, Brazil
Associate Professor of the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the University of São Paulo (Brazil), member of the Laboratory of Energy and Thermal Engineering (LETE) of the University of São Paulo. Holds the following degrees in Mechanical Engineering: B.Sc., Federal Fluminense University (1988), M. Eng. at the Pontificial University of Rio de Janeiro (1988-1991), Dr. Ing., at the Technical University Darmstadt (Germany, 1993-1997), Habilitation at the University of Sao Paulo (2012) and Pos-Doctoral research at the University of Washington (USA, 2012). Conducts applied research on thermal sciences and turbulent combustion using both experimental and computational approaches. His main research areas are turbulent combustion of natural gas and ethanol spray for internal combustion engines and gas turbines. He has also researched on modeling and experiments of forest fires. Has had research and consulting activities to public institutions and leading private companies such as Embraer, Petrobras, Vale, PSA and Shell. Authored more than 50 referred papers on scientific journals and national and international conferences. Advised 03 doctoral student and advised 13 master students. He has organized the 5th Brazilian Combustion School, in Sao Paulo, june 2015.

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SPECIAL SESSION: Materials, buildings and construction systems for sustainable development in different climates
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Cities are a composition of networks, buildings and open spaces. Buildings and networks both need huge amounts of energy, water and materials which are key components to the function of cities. Buildings have special problems concerning performance assessment, many of them related to energy efficiency, water consumption and materials usage. Although the contribution of energy demand is more relevant in buildings compared to the total amount of materials and water usage, it is important to improve all of this three in a large number of buildings, both considering retrofitting, rehabilitation and new constructions. Demand of energy, water and materials in the near future, especially in regions with tropical or subtropical climate differ significantly from cold to tropical and subtropical climates. Suitable solutions for different types of climates may vary substantially from traditional solutions proposed in colder climates. Considerations of sustainability including technical, environmental, economic and social aspects are essential in building design, planning and performance assessment. The whole life cycle perspective should also be included in the full framework towards understanding of the complete set of issues.

The objective of this special session is: Address problems related to materials, buildings and construction systems oriented for the sustainable development of cities in different climates mainly the ones of tropical, subtropical and temperate ones; Recommend solutions for the improvement of energy efficiency, water and materials use in the whole life cycle assessment of buildings.

Prof. Assed Haddad
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Prof. Assed Haddad is a Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. He holds a Ph.D. in Production Engineering, a M.Sc. in Civil Engineering. Is a Civil and Safety Engineer (Professional Registered Engineer) and also a Juris Doctor. Certified Quality and Reliability Engineer by the American Society for Quality. He was a visiting professor at the University of Florida (Gainesville, USA), in the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain) and at the Universitat Rovira I Virgili (Tarragona, Spain). He is a researcher for the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq, Brazil). Prof. Haddad´s interests and publications focus on life cycle and risk assessment of buildings and urban systems, as well as, sustainability in the construction industry. He has published many papers in journals, book chapters and refereed proceedings. He has also conducted several projects related to these fields.

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SPECIAL SESSION: Challenges and Solutions for More Sustainable Urban Systems: Perspectives from Latin American Cities and Beyond
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More efficient, sustainable, and cleaner urban systems are one of the most strategic necessities in realizing scenarios that limit global temperature increases to at most 1.5°C. Based on projections for cities in a 1.5 degree scenario, urban CO2 emissions will need to peak by the year 2020 and rapidly reduce thereafter by the year 2030 towards reaching average net-zero emissions by mid-century. In C40 cities, which includes Rio de Janeiro, such reductions will need to be at least 26% and 69% by the year 2030 when compared to the emission levels of 2015 and those of the business as usual scenario, respectively.

As the venue of the 1st Latin American SDEWES Conference, the city of Rio de Janeiro is continuing its leadership for sustainable development since the Earth Summit with Vision Rio 2065 (Visão Rio 500). This guiding strategic framework provides the target of attaining carbon neutrality by the 500th anniversary of the city. Under the theme of attaining a green, sustainable, and resilient city, Rio de Janeiro envisions to be a global benchmark for sustainability, including the Guanabara Bay, and increase the penetration of green districts with the use of renewable energy. Currently, Rio de Janeiro has also become the first city in a developing country to join the international efforts of the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance.

This Special Session will bring leading researchers from multiple disciplines in sharing research results that analyze challenges and/or propose solutions in support of more sustainable urban systems in Latin American cities and beyond. Within this integrated scope, this Special Session will provide a platform for disseminating original research results on urban energy modeling, urban renewable energy and/or energy efficiency solutions, transit-oriented urban planning, water and municipal solid waste management, urban metrology, air, water, and soil pollution prevention due to urban resource flows, as well as cross-sectoral approaches to address the climate, energy, water, and food nexus in the context of urban systems. In addition to districts, university campuses, research institutes, airports, and ports will also be upheld as strategic assets for more sustainable cities. Tools for benchmarking urban systems, including the composite indicator of the Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES) Index, which has been applied to world cities, including Brazilian cities, will provide an international comparison and outlook for the future.

Prof. Şiir KILKIŞ
The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK)
Ankara, Turkey
Dr. Şiir KILKIŞ is alumna of KTH Royal Institute of Technology, School of Architecture and the Built Environment, Faculty of Civil and Architectural Engineering, and Georgetown University, where she graduated magna cum laude as the gold medalist in Science, Technology, and International Affairs. She is a member of the International Scientific Committee of the SDEWES Center. In her interdisciplinary research work, she developed and applied a SDEWES Index to benchmark cities, ranked international airports and airlines, analyzed sustainable campuses, and deployed a novel net-zero district concept for the pilot project of the Östra Sala backe district in Uppsala Municipality in Sweden. She also developed the Rational Exergy Management Model (REMM) to provide guidance to curb CO2 emissions in the built environments of the future. Her research foci centers on integrated energy system analysis, net-zero targets, exergy mapping, and benchmarking studies. She is now Associate Professor in Energy Systems Engineering and Senior Researcher at the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) with specialization in sustainable urban systems and transition management for sustainable development. During her nine year work experience at TÜBİTAK, she contributed to national policies on science, technology and innovation, coordinated the Energy Efficiency Technology Roadmap, organized high level meetings, and served as a delegate to the UN. Dr. KILKIŞ also led R&D and innovation study visits on behalf of TÜBİTAK to Singapore, China, Brazil, and India. She is lecturer of the “Energy Economy” and “Energy Policy” courses within the Energy Engineering Graduate Program at Başkent University and “Sustainable Development” at the Middle East Technical University Earth System Science Graduate Program. She is actively involved in the International Energy Agency Annex 64 on “Optimised Performance of Energy Supply Systems with Exergy Principles.” Dr. KILKIŞ is the author of numerous SCI publications, a chapter on “Green Cities and Compound Metrics Using Exergy Analysis” in the Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering and Technology, and co-author of a book on Cogeneration with Renewable Energy Systems.

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SPECIAL SESSION: Life Cycle Assessment and Cleaner Production
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Life Cycle Assessment and Cleaner Production are the main approaches for governments and corporations concerning Sustainable Development, and for this, environmental friendly strategies allied to economical robustness of products and services must be assured. The Life Cycle Assessment and Advances in Cleaner Production Session is a multi/interdisciplinary forum for the exchange information and research results on technologies, concepts and policies based on Life Cycle Assessment and Cleaner Production, and conceived to assist the desired transition to a Sustainable Society. Sample of possible approaches (but are not limited to):

  • Source reduction
  • Environmental management
  • Operation practices
  • Valuation methods and decision making tools
  • Legislation, polices and regulations
  • Education, training and learning

This session have the support of Advances in Cleaner Production Network (ACPN). The ACPN is an international network of researchers in different disciplines involved in sustainability issues. The ACPN is organized in the form of network formed by Sustainability Centers, which are administered by researchers at the Paulista University (UNIP) and its partners. The Inter-University Centre for Sustainability of UNIP is connected to several Sustainability Regional Centers: Beijing Normal University (Asia and Africa), Deakin University (Oceania), Firenze University (Europe), Sonora University (Latin America and Caribbean) and Manitoba University (North America). The partner list can be found at: http://www.advancesincleanerproduction.net

Dr. Luiz Kulay
Universidade de São Paulo
São Paulo, Brazil
Luiz Kulay holds Master degree (2000) and a PhD (2004) in Chemical Engineering from the University of São Paulo (USP), and carried out a post-doctoral training at the University of Coimbra (2014-2015). In 2010, he began his teaching career at the Chemical Engineering Department from Polytechnic School (PQI-EPUSP) as Assistant Professor.
At PQI, he is member of the committees that coordinate both the undergraduate and postgraduate programs, and supervises projects at Masters, PhD and Postdoctoral levels. Luiz also co-directs the Pollution Prevention Group (GP2), a research group registered in the Directory of Research Groups of the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) in 2004. GP2's main line of research aims to provide solutions to improve (or even, optimize) the environmental performance of processes developed in different industrial sectors.
For this purpose, the students and researchers employs a wide range of methodological approaches such as Life Cycle Assessment, Cleaner Production, Multi-criteria Decision Analysis, Multi-objective optimization and Industrial Ecology. Since 2010, Luiz Kulay produced more than 70 technical-scientific communication (articles, book chapters and lectures) addressing the relationships between Industrial processes and Environmental performance, which have been well received by the academic community (Scopus: h index = 8; Google Scholar i10 index = 9). He is founder of the Brazilian Association of Life Cycle (ABCV), member of Advances in Cleaner Production Network (ACPN), and serves to the Scientific Committee of some important journals from Engineering and Earth sciences areas.
Prof. Biagio F. Giannetti
Paulista University
São Paulo, Brazil
Biagio Giannetti holds Master degree (1989) and a PhD (1994) in Sciences from the University of São Paulo (USP), but since 1987 he has been teaching lectures continuously. In 1992, he began his teaching career at Universidade Paulista (UNIP) as Adjunct Professor III, and continues in the same institution occupying the position of Full Professor since 2016. At UNIP, he has already coordinated the Undergraduate Engineering Course and, at present, is professor in the Post-Graduate Program in Production Engineering (Masters, PhD and Postdoctoral levels) and coordinator of LaProMA, a research group registered in the Directory of Research Groups of the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) in 1995. LaProMA also receives financial assistance from the Foundation for Research Support of the State of São Paulo (FAPESP).
Since 2016, Biagio has become Visiting Professor at the School of Environment, Beijing Normal University, under the National High-End Foreign Experts Recruitment Program in China. He is founder of the International Workshop on Advances in Cleaner Production (IWACP) and the Advances in Cleaner Production Network (ACPN), and Co-founder of the Paulista Round Table in Cleaner Production. Biagio Giannetti has more than 300 technical publications and products - including books, articles and lectures - related with Production and Environment, which are often cited (Scopus: h index = 20; Google Scholar i10 index = 38). He is Content Editor of the Journal of Environmental Accounting and Management, serves to the Scientific Committee of the Journal of Cleaner Production, is Guest Editor of Nova Science Publisher, and is Associated Editor in the INGE CUC journal. For some years now he is member of the Footprint Global Network Standardization Committee, the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable, and the International Society for the Advancement of Emergy Research, and director of the Advances in Cleaner Production Network Global Center.

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SPECIAL SESSION: Small hydropower and development
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The electricity sector of Latin America has a strong contribution from hydropower electricity generation. In Brazil, for example, more than 60% of its 164 GW electric power generation is due to large hydropower plants, far above the world average that is below 16%. Unfortunately, one of the drawbacks of large hydropower is also its large social and environmental impact. On the other hand, Latin America has significant potential for smaller and non-conventional hydropower systems that are considered more sustainable and should be to be thoroughly discussed.

This session aims to provide a venue for researchers to present research progress on the technological, economical, environmental and social aspects of small hydropower converting technology and its applications.
Besides the traditional river damming structures to harvest hydropower, there are several new converting technologies such as run-of- river, hydrokinetic, wave and tidal systems that will have in this session the opportunity to be discussed by specialists interested in the sustainable development of water and energy systems.

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Dr. Rudi Henri van Els
University of Brasilia
Brasilia, Brazil
Rudi Henri van Els holds an undergraduate from the Federal University of Maranhão Brazil (1990) and master’s degree in electrical engineering and PhD in Sustainable Development from the University of Brasilia. Actually is a lecturer at the Energy Engineering undergraduate course and the graduate course of Mechatronics Systems of the University of Brasilia. He is also a visiting lecturer in the graduate courses Renewable Energy Technology and Education and Research for Sustainable Development of the Anton de Kom University of Suriname.
His interest is in the sustainable use of hydropower electricity generation with special interest in hydrokinetic turbines, mini and micro hydropower plants and its use in decentralized electricity generation. He is conducting research on rural electrification, renewable energy and local development in South America, specially in the Amazon.
Prof. André Mesquita
Federal Univesisy of Pará
Belém, Brazil
Andre Luiz Amarante Mesquita has an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Federal University of Pará (1984) and Master in Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering from the Aeronautical Institute of Technology, Brazil (1987). Holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Grenoble Institute of Technology, France (1992).
Actually is Professor of the Federal University of Pará, (started his career in 1992) lecturing at the Mechanical Engineering undergraduate course and the graduate programs of Natural Resource Engineering (PhD), Infrastructure and Energy Development (MSc), Dam Engineering and Environmental Management (MSc).
He is Associate Director of the Amazon Development Center in Engineering, 
an Institute of the Federal University of Pará, at Tucuruí City and General Manager of the Tucuruí Lake Technological Park.
Prof. Andre is also Researcher of the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq), Member of the Editorial Council of the Federal University of Pará, Advisor for the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) and the Brazilian Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES).
His main research areas are turbomachinery, renewable energy, two-phase flow, bulk solid material handling, fluidization and river flow. Published 50 papers in journals, more then 100 papers in conferences and is a reviewer for different journals from Elsevier and others editors. Has advised more than 30 MSc and PhD diplomas.

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SPECIAL SESSION: Smart Islands - living labs for 100% renewable and sustainable communities
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As defined by Smart Islands declaration signed on 28th March 2017 in Brussels: A Smart Island is  an insular territory that embarks on a climate resilient pathway, combining climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts, in order to create sustainable local economic development and a high quality of life for the local population by implementing smart and integrated solutions to the management of in¬frastructures, natural resources and the environment as a whole, supported by the use of ICT, all while promoting the use of innovative and socially inclusive governance and financing schemes.

The goal of special session is to attract papers and presentations that will show the most recent methods, tools and analysis of various planned and implemented projects on development of smart islands. They includes smart energy systems, transport, circular economy, multi-level governance, smart tourism, ICT and others . The presented solutions could also be transferred to different locations such as cities and towns, rural and mountainous areas and  even to the urban centres such as smart cites and districts.

Prof. Goran Krajačić
University of Zagreb
Zagreb, Croatia
Goran Krajacic, Ph.D., (http://powerlab.fsb.hr/gkrajacic/) received Ph.D Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Zagreb in 2012. Since 2004 he has been working as researcher at Department of Energy, Power Engineering and Environment at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb. In 2007 he spent 6 months as a guest researcher in the Research Group on Energy and Sustainable Development, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal where he investigated application of small decentralized power generation and energy storages.
From 2004 to 2007 he worked on the FP-6 project ADEG - “Advanced Decentralised Energy Generation Systems in Western Balkans”. The most of his work on the ADEG project was connected to development of H2RES computer program for energy planning. From 2007 to 2010 he was involved in the Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) project STORIES – “Addressing barriers to storage technologies for increasing the penetration of intermittent energy sources”. He also helped preparation and implementation of the FP-6 project WEB-MOB, five IEE projects (GERONIMO, STORIES, SMART, BIOSIRE, FLICK THE SWITCH), two FP-7 projects JoRIEW and DISKNET and 4DH project coordinated by AAU. In 2011 he helped the team of Prof. Joško Deur in the successful preparation of HRZZ project ICT-aided integration of Electric Vehicles into the Energy Systems with a high share of Renewable Energy Sources.
Since 2007 he has been working on the national scientific project: Smart Energy Storage for Sustainable Development of Energy Systems, financed by Ministry of Science, Education and Sport of Republic of Croatia. Results of his work have been published in 14 papers in CC/SCI database and have been cited more than 100 times. He reviews papers for Energy Policy and Applied Energy. He participates in teaching the courses Introduction to Energy Management and Energy Planning.

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SPECIAL SESSION: Technological and Social Challenges for Energy Transition Procedures in Latin America and Beyond
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Changing energy supplies towards 100% renewable power resources is no longer a question of whether it is possible or not to achieve the aim. But the question is how to reach the aim to an affordable cost and how to reach the aim to obtain a reliable energy system.

This special session will concentrate on several aspects and several energy sectors of energy transition processes – both on a technological and social basis.

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Prof. Ingo Stadler
TH Köln
Cologne, Germany
Dr. Stadler is managing director of the Cologne Institute for Renewable Energy CIRE of TH Köln. Within in the institute he covers the areas of renewable energies and energy economics. Dr. Stadler is working since many years with the topic of electricity supply systems with high fractions of renewable energies. Among others he investigates demand response activities and non-electric energy storage devices in order to decouple electricity generation and consumption.

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SPECIAL SESSION: Catalysis for Sustainable Chemical and Bio-chemical Processes
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Climate change and environmental strict laws together to energy supply issues and its high price have led governments and manufacturing companies face many challenges in creating alternative fuels, cleaning the environment, preventing pollution, creating safe products, reducing dangerous by-products in manufacturing processes and reducing energy consumption. It is imperative to develop renewable, cleaner, safer and energy-efficient technologies for a sustainable production in existing chemical processes or to produce new chemicals. In this context, the use of catalysts is one of the keys to overcome the current challenges and researchers have developed alternative catalysts to eliminate toxic chemicals use and by-products formation as well to reduce energy consumption. Thus, the objective of this session is to demonstrate the importance of using catalytic processes for the sustainable production of fuels and chemicals, including bio-based products. This session intends to cover all aspects related to the most recent developments in catalysis and catalytic processes that lead to sustainable processes, including catalyst synthesis, characterization and its application, kinetics and mechanisms of reactions, deactivation/regeneration, design of reactors and fuel cells, estimation of process parameters, their modeling and optimization. Air pollution technologies, algal based technologies, biomass conversion, bioprocess engineering, catalytic upgrading of bio-oil, production of syngas, hydrogen and fuels, CO2 conversion into chemicals, fuels and energy, electrocatalysis, photocatalysis, environmental catalysis, Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, hydrogenation and oxidation processes, nanomaterials, new catalytic routes and processes, as well as other topics related to catalysis for sustainable production will be considered.

Therefore, researchers, chemists, biotechnologists and chemical engineers, from academia and industry, are encouraged to submit their most recent scientific work on this topic.

Prof. Rita Maria Brito Alves
University of Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Rita Maria de Brito Alves is Chemical Engineering from the Federal University of Bahia - UFBA (1981), with specialization in petrochemical processing - CENPEQ - UFBA / PETROBRAS / PETROQUISA (1981), MSc in Chemical Engineering by the State University of Camipinas – UNICAMP (1994) and DSc in Chemical Engineering by University of São Paulo – USP (2003). She was post-doctoral fellow at ENSIACET - Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - France (2004) and scientific researcher at University of São Paulo (2005-2009). She was Engineer Processes in COPENE Technology Development Center (Current BRASKEM SA) from 1982 to 1989 and later she was Coordinator of the Area of Exploration and Evaluation of Petrochemical Technology Innovation & Corporate Technology (2011-2014). She is Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering at Polytechnic School of University of São Paulo. Her research area is on phase equilibrium thermodynamics and modeling, simulation and optimization of chemical processes and has particular interest in the applications of models to natural gas and CO2 conversion and biorefineries. She is enrolled on the RCGI-Research Centre for Gas Innovation (Shell-FAPESP) as Deputy-Director of the Physical-Chemistry Programme and also as Project Coordinator of the Projects ”Synthesis gas production by methane tri-reforming”, “Advanced catalyst for Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis” and Reduction of greenhouse gases emission through integration of power plants and CO2 conversion processes”. On the latter she is participant of the Project “Sustainable gas pathways for Brazil; from microcosm to macrocosm“ (NERC-FAPESP).
Dr. Thiago Hewer
University of São Paulo
São Paulo, Brazil
Dr. Thiago L. R. Hewer is researcher in the Department of Chemical Engineering at University of São Paulo, Brazil. He graduated in Chemistry at São Paulo State University in 2002, and holds a M.Sc. in 2005 and a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry at University of São Paulo in 2010. His research interest lies in the understanding of the structure-properties relationship of materials for sustainable process, such as heterogeneous catalysts for clean energy, upgrading of bio-oils, heterogeneous photocatalysis and Fisher-Tropsch synthesis.

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