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1st SMIBIO workshop - Afternoon session

Afternoon session

Carlos Cardona: Small and High scale Biorefineries. Definition based on sensitivity analysis
The afternoon sessions started with a presentation of Carlos Cardona, who is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at the National University of Colombia at Manizales about the definition of small and high scale biorefineries.
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Germán Aroca: Process design and environmental impacts of biorefineries
The second presentation of the afternoon was held by Germán Aroca, who is a Professor at the School of Biochemical Engineering of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (PUCV) in Chile.
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Florbela Carvalheiro: Biomass Fractionation Processes for the Biorefineries
Florbela Carvalheiro, the person-in-charge of the Biomass Deconstruction Program at LNEG’s Bioenergy Unit, presented following the Biomass Fractionation Processes for Biorefineries. She started with some historical examples from Portugal where wood gas was used for tractors and transport vehicles in the 1920s.
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Alfredo Martinez: Escherichia coli (E. coli) as Microbial Cell Factory for the Biorefinery Concept
After this Alfredo Martinez from the Institute of Biotechnology at UNAM in Mexico (Department of Cell engineering and Biocatalysis) introduced the participants in the topic of Escherichia coli as Microbial Cell Factory for the Biorefinery Concept. Mr Martinez started with an introduction about his working field: cell engineering, biocatalysis and fermentative pathways for the production of biofuels and biochemicals.
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José Porta: Example from Argentina (a developed case study)
After a small coffee break José Porta from the Argentinian Microdestilerias Porta shared his experience of the realisation of a bioethanol distillery in Argentina.
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Ingo Ball: SMIBIO Case Study in Germany - Green Biorefineries in the Bavarian Region of Straubing-Bogen
The next presentation, given by Ingo Ball, who is a project manager in the bioenergy department at WIP Renewable Energies, was about the SMIBIO case study of a green biorefinery in Bavaria.
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Mercedes Ballesteros: CLaMber – Castilla-La-Mancha Bio-Economy Region Project
The last presentation of the afternoon session was given by Mercedes Ballesteros, who is Head of Biofuels Unit at CIEMAT in Spain, about the bioenergy region concept CLaMber.
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Expo Biomasa

24-26 September 2019, Valladolid, Spain



Biofuels International

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The SMIBIO project is implemented in the framework of ERANet-LAC, a Network of the European Union (EU), Latin America and the Caribbean Countries (CELAC) co-funded by the European Commission within the 7th Framework Programme for Research and technology Development (FP7).

Support is provided by the following national funding organisations:

BMBF/DLR, Germany
FCT, Portugal