On December 4, 5 and 6, the SBF Cluster was present at the seminar workshop “Optimization of Solid Biomass Extraction Processes for Energy Use and its Logistic Implications” at the Polytechnic School of Litoral (Guayaquil, Ecuador), organized by the CYERED IBEROMASA Network, where multiple participants from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Spain, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal are also present. R. Dominican and Uruguay.
IBEROMASA is a network sponsored by CYTED that involves academics, researchers, companies and representatives of public administrations that study the possible use of biomass generated in the agroforestry environment as a source of energy in Latin America, with the objective of better guiding the policies of promotion of the use of this resource as a development tool within a sustainable management.
Invited by Dr. Borja Velázquez, the SBF Cluster team participated as follows: Mtro. Daniel Cohen presented in a general way to the SBF Cluster, its mission, its vision and objectives in the short, medium and long term, as well as the challenges that its development has presented.
On the other hand, Dr. Raúl Taurp, leader in the area of innovation in Supply and Demand of Biomass Resources, presented the team’s achievements, as well as the progress it made in the Cemie-Bio Geospatial Platform.
In addition, the area of Characterization and Standardization of Solid Biofuels also had its participation with the presentations of advances by Ing. Noel Carrillo of INIFAP, Dr. Artemio Carrillo Parra of UJED and Dr. José Rutiaga of UMSNH, who have several case studies related to pellets, chips and briquettes.