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2nd SMIBIO workshop - Afternoon session

Afternoon Session

Alfredo Martinez: Fuel ethanol production from corn stover with ethanologenic bacteria
Starting the afternoon, Alfredo Martinez from the Institute of Biotechnology at UNAM in Mexico (Department of Cellular Engineering and Biocatalysis) spoke about Fuel ethanol production from corn stover with ethanologenic bacteria.
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Germán Aroca: Process design and environmental impacts of biorefineries
The next presentation was given 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, who is a researcher at Bioenergy Unit of LNEG, presented following the Modern Concepts for Biomass Deconstruction under Biorefineries. She started with some historical examples...
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Carlos Eduardo Orrego Alzate: Biocatalysts and biomaterials in the context of Colombian Biorefineries
Carlos Eduardo Orrego Alzate, Director of the Institute of Biotechnology and Agroindustry (IBA Colombia), then spoke about Biocatalysts and biomaterials in the context of Colombian Biorefineries.
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Ingo Ball: Green Biorefineries in Europe – a possibility for Latin America?
The final presentation of the day was given by Ingo Ball, who is a project manager in the unit Bioenergy & Bioeconomy at WIP Renewable Energies and was about Green Biorefineries in Europe.
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Bioenergy Events

1er Simposio Latinoamericano de Bioeconomía

10 July 2019, Buenos Aires, Argentina



Biofuels and Bioenergy

26-27 August 2019, Vienna, Austria



4th EuCheMS Conference on Green and Sustainable Chemistry

22-25 September 2019, Tarragona, Spain



International Conference on Biofuels & Bioenergy: Fuels of the future

23-25 September 2019



Expo Biomasa

24-26 September 2019, Valladolid, Spain



Biofuels International

22 - 23 October 2019, Brussels, Belgium




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