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ENERGY FROM AGRICULTURAL WASTE: ...in GHANA

Created by Enrique Velo Partner on 09-Feb-2017

Wednesday, 1 March 2017 at ETSEIB - Barcelona School of Industrial Engineering. Av. Diagonal 647. 08028 Barcelona (Spain) - Building H. Floor 3. Classroom 3.2

Starts at 11:45 · Ends at 14:00, CET (Europe/Berlin)

  • Enrique Velo
  • Silvia Mateos

Seminar  1st March 2017. ETSEIB. Barcelona

ENERGY FROM AGRICULTURAL WASTE: POTENTIAL AND CASE STUDIES in GHANA"

 

This seminar is part of the KIC Innoenergy educational initiative, bringing together civil society, higher education, research and industry to re-think the energy challenges we face at local and global levels.

 

Venue:                Aula 3.2, Escola Tècnica Superior d’Enginyeria Industrial de Barcelona (ETSEIB), third floor

Time: 11:45 to 14:00                            Chairman: Prof. Enric Velo (UPC)

 

Hour

Session

Speaker

11:45

Registration   

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12:00

Welcome address – MSc RENE Seminars. Bioenergy within UPC studies.

Enric Velo

12:15

How can agricultural residues be managed as a source of “modern energy”?

General principles, potential and case studies in Ghana.

Francis Kemausuor (KNUST-Ghana)

13:00

The specific case of power generation from clustered small holder farms in Ghana

Analysis of the technical and financial viability of electricity generation from local agricultural waste in 11 rural districts in Ghana

Pol Arranz

(UPC)

13:30

 

Questions from the audience and debate

13:55

14:00

Closing remarks

End of the seminar

Enric Velo

 

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.

ETSEIB - Barcelona School of Industrial Engineering. Av. Diagonal 647. 08028 Barcelona (Spain) - Building H. Floor 3. Classroom 3.2

Avinguda Diagonal 647 Barcelona Spain

Barcelona