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UK & Brazil: Partners in Energy 2021 – 8th Edition (Virtual)

Posted on 01 March 2021

UK & Brazil: Partners in Energy 2021 – 8th Edition (Virtual)

The UK & Brazil: Partners in Energy is an event that aims to promote and strengthen the partnership between the UK and Brazil in the energy sector, through knowledge sharing, best practice, and commercial exchange. In its 8th edition, this year in a virtual version, the event will serve as a platform
for British and Brazilian companies and government agencies to discuss the future of the energy sector, its challenges, opportunities, new technologies and solutions in areas of common interest. These areas include Offshore Wind, Distributed Generation, Low Carbon Navigation, Energy Transition in the Oil and Gas and Biofuels.

 Date: 15 to 19 March, 2021

 Time: 13:00h to 14:30h (GMT)* *(Except for the Monday session, which is scheduled to begin at 9:30 am)

 Platform: Zoom

 Language: English and Portuguese (simultaneous translation)

Institutional Support:
 The British Chamber of Commerce in Brazil (BRITCHAM)
 Subsea UK
 Brazilian Wind Energy Association (ABEEólica)
 Scottish Development International (SDI)
 Energy Industries Council (EIC)
 Brazilian Association of Consortium Administrators (ABAC)
 Brazilian Society of Naval Engineering (SOBENA)
 Brazilian Machinery and Equipment Industry Association (ABIMAQ)
 Brazilian Association of Distributed Generation (ABGD)
 East of England Energy Group (EEEGR)
 Society of Maritime Industries (SMI)

 Registration: The link will be shared soon.


Monday, 15/03:
 13h30: Opening session
- Peter Wilson, British Ambassador to Brazil – UK Government
- Bento de Albuquerque, Minister of Mines and Energy - Government of Brazil
- British Minister (to be confirmed) - UK Government
- Nigel Topping, High-Level Climate Action Champion COP26 – COP26

 14h: How offshore wind can be competitive in Brazil
- Moderator: Solange David, Policy and Regulation Electricity Lead - Adam Smith International
- Gustavo Ponte, Deputy Superintendent of Generation Planning – Energy Research Company (EPE)
- Thiago Martins, Institutional Relations Manager – Equinor
- Mario Gonzalez, Professor - Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN)
- Yuenfan Cheung, Head of Offshore Wind Policy - Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
- Yannis Dragotis, Head of Nuclear & Renewable Energy Innovation Delivery- BEIS

Tuesday, 16/03:
 14h: The future of distributed energy in the UK and Brazil
- Gustavo Naciff, Superintendent - Energy Research Company (EPE)
- Jamie MacDonald-Murray, CEO - Lisarb
- Aurélio Souza, Counselor - ABGD
- Rachel Siddell, Head of Future Networks, Net Zero Electricity Networks - BEIS
- Andre Canelhas, Innovation Leader - HVDC Tech

Wednesday, 17/03:
 14h: The oil & gas industry towards a cleaner future
- Moderator: Carlos Peixoto, President of Oil & Gas Committee – BRITCHAM
- Viviana Canhão Coelho, Corporate Emissions and Climate Change Manager- Petrobras – (to be confirmed)
- Representative of Shell – (to be confirmed)
- Representative of National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) – (to be confirmed)
- Stuart Payne, Director of Supply Chain, Decommissioning & HR – Oil and Gas Authority
- Roger Esson, Head of Industry & Member Network – Oil and Gas Technology Centre (OGTC)

Thursday, 18/03:
 14h: Future challenges of IMO's agenda: how rules can be applied?
- Moderator: Emma Johnson, Business Development Director and Secretary to MSTG & MASG Councils – Society of Maritime Industries (SMI)
- Charles Haskell, Programme Manager – Lloyd’s Register Maritime Decarbonisation Hub
- Representative of Department for Transport (DfT) – (to be confirmed)
- Alexandre Cursino de Oliveira, Vice- Admiral of the Brazilian Navy – Directory of Ports and Costs (DPC)
- Dr. Lavinia Hollanda, Senior Shipping Consultant – Institute for Climate and Society (iCS)

Friday, 19/03:
 14h: Enabling an economic sustainable cycle for biofuels: the chain of custody of grains
- Moderator: Alessandro Pereira, Executive Director – Institute 17
- Pietro Mendes, Director of Biofuels – Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME)
- Danielle Silva, Deputy Superintendent of Biofuels and Product Quality - ANP - (to be confirmed)
- André Nassar, Executive President - Brazilian Association of Vegetable Oil Industries (ABIOVE) - (to be confirmed)
- Raphaella Gomes, Energy Transition Director - Raízen - (to be confirmed)
- Jeremy Woods, Reader in Sustainable Development- Imperial College London - (to be confirmed)
- Mara Pinheiro, Communication & External Affairs Director - BP Bunge Bioenergia - (to be confirmed)

 14h20: Closing Remarks
- Simon Wood, Consul- General Rio de Janeiro – UK Government