Carlos García Velásquez (C.)
Carlos is a PhD candidate in the Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Bio-based Materials (AMIBM) under the H2020-MSCA-ITN project "FibreNet". He was awarded in 2016 with the GreenTalent award for the German Ministry of Education and Research due to his research in the valorization of agroindustrial residues for bioenergy production in Colombia.
- Physicochemical characterization of Lignocellulosic biomass
- Gasification of forest biomass
- Conceptual design of biorefineries
- Techno-economic analysis (TEA)
- Environmental Assessment (LCA)
Professional career history
In 2016, Carlos obtained the Master degree in chemical engineering with his thesis entitled "Hydrogen production through gasification and dark fermentation", from which he also received a magna cum laude distinction. In the same year, he was also awarded as "Green Talent" by the German Ministry of Education and Research for his contribution to the sustainability development. From 2017 to 2018, he worked as researcher in a joint project ERANET-LAC entitled "Small-scale integrated biorefinery" aiming to develop biorefineries capable of processing different kinds of biomass produced in short radius catchments rural and small urban areas, both in Europe and in CELAC (Community of Latin American and Caribbean States).