CATALYSTS OF THE ENERGY TRANSITION

Innovation in the sustainable use and generation of thermal and electric energy produced with solid biofuels.

Our mission as a cluster:

We are building a processing center to create a dynamic energy transition in Mexico. We innovate in sustainable and efficient thermal- and electric-energy use and generation through solid biofuels (SBF). We also provide information that detonates technological innovation, training, decision-making criteria, public-policy proposals, and highly skilled technical and scientific human resources.

Our Vision for 2030:

To secure a Mexican energy system in which solid biomass can account for one-fourth of the total primary energy in the country. Biomass energy’s contribution should be fully sustainable, and its efficient use should generate employment and wellbeing in the rural sector and satisfy heating and electric energy demand in the industrial and residential sectors in a way that is competitive and reduces contributions to greenhouse gas emissions.

Who constitutes the Cluster?

Members of the Board of Directors

Dr. omar r. masera cerutti

Instituto de Investigaciones en Ecosistemas y Sustentabilidad (IIES, UNAM)

Contact
omasera@gmail.com
52 443 322 27 09

Dr. Carlos A. García

Escuela Nacional de Estudios Superiores, Unidad Morelia (ENES, UNAM)

Contact
cgarcia@enesmorelia.unam.mx 
52 443 689 35 00

Dr. Artemio Carrillo Parra

Facultad de Ciencias Forestales (FCF), Universidad Juárez del Estado de Durango (UJED)

Contact
acarrilloparra@gmail.com
52 618 825 18 86

Dr. José G. Rutiaga Quiñones

Facultad de Ingeniería en Tecnología de la Madera, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo (FITECMA, UMSNH)

Contact
jrutiaga@yahoo.com.mx
52 443 322 35 00

Dr. Julio C. Sacramento Rivero

Facultad de Ingeniería Química, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán (FIQ, UADY)

Contact
julio.sacramento@correo.uady.mx
52 999 946 09 56 Ext: 1129

Dr. Fabio Luigi Manzini Poli

Instituto de Energías Renovables (IER, UNAM)

Contact
fmp@ier.unam.mx 
52 777 362 00 90

Dr. ADRIÁN GHILARDI

Centro de Investigaciones en Geografía Ambiental (CIGA, UNAM)

Contact
aghilardi@ciga.unam.mx
52 443 322 38 54

Dr. Alberto Beltrán Morales

Instituto de Investigaciones en Materiales (IIM, UNAM)

Contact
              albem@iim.unam.mx                 52 443 147 78 88

Dr. Jorge Arturo Aburto Anell

Instituto Mexicano del Petróleo (IMP)

Contact
jaburto@imp.mx 
52 55 917 58 47

Dr. Noel Carrillo Ávila

Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales Agrícolas y Pecuarias (INIFAP), Campus San Martinito

Contact
carrillo.noel@inifap.gob.mx 
01 800 088 22 22 Ext: 87712

Dra. Dolores Durán García

Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México (UAEM)

Contact
mddg_2210@hotmail.com 
52 722 214 08 55

Dra. Elizabeth M. Fisher

Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Cornell University (CU)

Contact
emfisher@cornell.edu 
607 255 83 09

Dr. Rufus D. Edwards

University of California, Irvine (UCI)

Contact
edwardsr@uci.edu 
949 824 4731

Mtro. Rodolfo Díaz Jiménez

Fuego Limpio, SA de CV

Contact
rdiaz@fuegolimpio.com
951 549 5515

Fis. Edén Custodio García

Fogones María

Contact
fogonesmaria@gmail.com

Biol. Manuel Alfonso Navarrete García

Cítricos EX, SA de CV

Contact
manavarrete@grupoaltex.com
232 324 9500

Our Objectives as a Cluster:

To structure and continuously update a geographical information system that will allow us to evaluate the sustainable availability of several biomass resources that are appropriate and available for the production of solid biofuels at different scales and for different final uses.

To generate physical, logistical and economic models to evaluate the viability of using biomass resources for the production of solid biofuels and their entry in the national energy market.

To generate proposals for technical guidelines and quality standards for solid biofuels.

To establish benchmark labs for the analysis and quality verification of SBF and its devices.

To develop and test modern, clean, and efficient technologies for solid biomass combustion and heat transfer for low-voltage heating in our nation’s residential sector.

To spread, promote, and test the application of efficient technologies for solid biomass when it comes to generating and cogenerating heat and electricity in Mexico.

To transfer, test, and showcase advanced SBF technologies for the private and government sectors as well as for NGOs and civil society, while duly protecting intellectual property rights.

To evaluate the environmental, economic, and social sustainability of the production and use of SBF, its environmental impact, its consequences, and multiple benefits.

To evaluate and propose public policies to efficiently promote SBF in the national energy grid.

To develop the necessary institutional, technical, and human-resource capabilities to promote the development of SBF in Mexico.

To solidify the foundations of technical and scientific knowledge needed to maximize solid biomass participation in the generation of renewable energy and in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

To promote exchange and synergy among other clusters in CEMIE-Bio.

To establish an economic management model that seeks financial sustainability for the cluster in the medium and long-term.

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