Prof. Susani Teixeira Coelho

Lecturer at the Institute of Energy and Environment, Coordinator of the Research Group on Bioenergy/GBIO, University of Sao Paulo (IEE/USP)

    Current Position:

    Lecturer at Institute of Energy and Environment of University of Sao Paulo (IEE/USP). Coordinator of the Research Group on Bioenergy/GBIO at IEE/USP


    Suani Teixeira Coelho is a Chemical Engineer, Master and PhD in Energy in the Graduate Program in Energy from the University of São Paulo, where she is currently lecturer, thesis advisor, PD supervisor and coordinator of the Research Group on Bioenergy (GBIO – former CENBIO – www.iee. She has been coordinator of projects funded by FAPESP (Funding Agency of Sao Paulo), ANEEL (Regulatory Agency on Electric Energy) and CNPq (Federal Council for Research), among others. She is thesis advisor at the Integrated Graduate Program in Bioenergy (USP / Unicamp / UNESP) and member of the Graduation Committees of the two programs. She was member of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change (Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change-AGECC) in 2008-2011, chaired by UNIDO´s Director Kandeh K. Yumkella, and Deputy Secretary of State Secretariat for Environment in the State of São Paulo (2003-2006), where she was responsible for international agreements of this Secretariat of State. She has worked several times as an expert/consultant in bioenergy for UNEP and UNIDO projects. Prof Coelho has published several scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals, such as Energy Policy, Journal of Cleaner Production, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (RSER) and others, also being reviewer of technical journals, such as the Energy Policy and Biomass & Bioenergy and RSER, among others. She has published several books and book chapters, including “Land and Water: Linkages to Bioenergy” at Global Energy Assessment (IAASA, University of Cambridge, 2013). Since December 2014 she is Associate Editor on Bioenergy for the journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews and since April 2015 in the Journal BIOMASS BR. She is also a member of several Activity Groups of the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP / FAO). Among other projects, since 2016 she is the coordinator of the project “Perspectives for the contribution of biomethane on natural gas offer in Sao Paulo State” in the Research Center on Gas Innovation/RCGI at Polytechnic School of the University of Sao Paulo, funded by FAPESP and Shell Co. Prof Coelho is the Deputy Director of the Economics and Policies Program at RCGI. She is also the coordinator of the assessment “Atlas of Bioenergy for Sao Paulo State”, part of the R&D CESP/ANEEL Project together with Polytechnic School of USP and UNESP and coordinator of the BIOMAT Project (Energy Potential from Biomass in Mato Grosso State), funded by SEBRAE/Mato Grosso State