Seminari "Energy from agricultural waste: potential and case studies in Ghana"

Aquest seminari forma part de l'iniciativa InnoEnergy, que té per objectiu posar en contacte societat civil, universitats, recerca i indústria per repensar conjuntament els reptes energètics a nivell local i global


01/03/2017 de 11:45 a 14:00 (Europe/Madrid / UTC100)


Aula 3.2, Escola Tècnica Superior d’Enginyeria Industrial de Barcelona (ETSEIB)

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About the speakers

Prof. Enric Velo is an Associate Professor at the Heat Engines Department within the UPC since 1991. He is the Director of the MSc RENE of the InnoEnergy programme, and principal investigator of the Engineering Science and Global Development research group. He has conducted and directed several works on Energy use of biomass and waste by thermo-chemical processes (gasification and pyrolysis), published over 75 scientific papers, authored and co-authored over 10 books, and set-up a small scale biomass gasification pilot plant at UPC. Dr Velo has participated as a consultant in the application of biomass based systems for the provision of energy services.

Dr Francis Kemausuor has over 10 years experience in renewable energy, energy planning, agricultural engineering and consultancy projects. He holds a PhD in Bioengineering and is currently a Senior Lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana, where he teaches and conducts research in renewable energy and related activities, especially in the field of biomass. He has international experience working on consultancies and projects for the EUEI-PDF, UNIDO, UNESCO, UNEP, ECOWAS and DANIDA. Francis has collaborated with Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) on a biomass project in Ghana.

Mr. Pol Arranz-Piera has over 16 years experience in renewable energy engineering and consultancy projects. Since 2002 he has been working for Trama TecnoAmbiental, a private Spanish firm where he currently serves as Projects Director. Since 2010 he collaborates as an Associate Researcher in Sustainable Energy within the Research Group on Engineering sciences and Global development and the Institute for Sustainability at the Technical University of Catalonia (UPC). His academic work focuses on the development of distributed energy generation planning methodologies, supply chains and small scale bioenergy and solar systems.