Speaker: Dr. Eulogio Castro (University of Jaén)
Eulogio Castro holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Granada, Spain, where he also worked as a teacher in undergraduate and graduate studies in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. Since the foundation of the University of Jaén (1993), he served as a teacher and researcher and is currently Full Professor of Chemical Engineering. He was also Invited Researcher at the École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Toulouse, France, and Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Florida, USA.
Dr. Castro´s main research interests are focused on the conversion of biomass into biofuels and other added-value products and the techno-economic and environmental issues related to the development of the biorefinery concept. He is a founder of the Iberoamerican Society for the Development of Biorefineries (SIADEB).
He has coauthored eighty peer-reviewed scientific papers and several book chapters. He has also participated as the main researcher in about 20 research projects funded by public institutions or private companies.
The talk “Olive-derived biomass as a source of energy and chemicals” deals with the research work developed in the last decade by the Chemical and Environmental Research Group at the University of Jaén, focusing in the use of the different kinds of biomass derived from olive cultivation and olive oil production process. Pruning biomass, leaves, pits, pomace and wastewaters are analysed both separately and all together under the biorefinery concept. Methods, results, products and other related issues concerning this renewable resource will be reviewed.
Dr. Eulogio Castro
Auditorium, IMDEA Energy Institute