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Medellín, Colombia

We are pleased to invite the academic and business community to present research work to the First Congress on Bio-refineries and Renewable Energies supported by ICT, to be held in the city of Medellín, Colombia from September 17 to 20, sending original scientific papers on innovative ideas, developed solutions that address real problems, empirical works, case studies, etc., in the topics that fit the topics of the congress.


1.Transfer the knowledge acquired from national and international experts to researchers, as well as to people linked to the industrial energy field or anyone interested in the subject.

2.Develop co-creation workshops, business roundtables between academia, companies and international and national experts in order to generate alliances or exchange knowledge around specific projects.

3.Identify solutions based on the capabilities and technologies developed by universities, industry or government that are applicable to the country's and global energy challenges.

4.Conduct a summer school that allows a different educational space to promote academic-scientific activities among students, researchers, and national and international experts.


All papers must follow the standards of the format and be written in English. Please send your work to the following email:

The version of abstracts for peer-review must be saved in PDF format (maximum two pages). However, the final version for publication must be saved in DOC format.

Registration fees  Activities

Before 7 September 2018 

  Main Topics 

  • Biopolymers and biomaterials
  • Biotechnological Processes 
  • Pretreatment of Biomass
  • Green Chemistry
  • Catalytic Processes
  • Bio-economy
  • Tecnoeconomic Assessment  
  • Environmental Assessment
  • Thermochemical Processes
  • Conventional Renewable Energies 
  • Aquatic Renewable Energies
  • Policies and regulation of the energy sector 
  • Intelligent systems and ICT support for the energy sector

Important Dates

30 - August - 2018   Abstracts Submission

24- 31-  August - 2018  Notification of Acceptance

7 – September -  2018  Registration Authors

Registration of participants: until September 15

17 -20 – September  -2018   Congress

Important note

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The best summaries will be considered for a special issue in the journal Cogent Engineering (indexed ISI-Scopus) of the publisher Taylor and Francis of the United Kingdom. These articles, should follow the editorial line of the journal


Europe, with its environmental policies, has set a path in search of an environmental-friendly development, taking advantage of the available resources in a responsible manner and maintaining a rhythm of progress that makes it an example for the rest of the world.   On the other hand, the Government of Colombia recognises the potential resources it has throughout its territory to supply clean energy to the neediest communities in the country, especially the rural and non-interconnected zones (NIZ). Thus, this type of energy is mentioned in Law 1715 of 2014, which states that "the State will develop strategies for the use of renewable resources for sustainable economic development, the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and security of energy supply ". Colombia has a great potential in this type of energy: the resources available at the national level, such as high solar radiation, localised winds of medium high speeds (at 80 m height for the particular case of the state of La Guajira) and energy potentials of the order of 450,000 TJ per year in biomass waste, represent attractive alternatives compared to those of countries located in other latitudes of the planet. This, combined with the existence of validated technologies for the use of these resources, reduced cost trends, a broad dependence on water resources in terms of electricity generation associated with the risks of climate change, and relatively high end-user tariffs, mean that In Colombia it makes sense to consider the use of these unexploited sources, especially the great potential for rural and the NIZ, as well as to promote the implementation of ICT that facilitate the development of innovative projects in the Colombian energy sector. The Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia (UCC) with a presence in 18 cities, which have access to a large part of the country's territory, becomes a key player in the process of knowledge and technology transfer in this area. On the other hand, the COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) network is currently one of the broadest cooperation frameworks in the world, with a budget to carry out research and innovation projects in various thematic areas and currently the Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia is part of the Action FP1306 "Valorisation of lignocellulosic biomass side streams for sustainable production of chemicals, materials & fuels using low environmental impact technologies”. The main objective of this Action is to develop a solid European multidisciplinary network able to provide a range of innovative alternatives to the valorisation of lignocellulosic residues to chemicals, fuels and materials making use of environmentally sound protocols from pretreatment/fractionation to conversion to valuable end products. Through the alliance generated between the Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia and the COST Network as well as with UK Researcher Links and ELAN (European and Latin American Technology based Business Network), in order to carry out energy projects supported by smart grids, research and academic capacity building has begun on these topics; however, there is still a gap regarding the use and appropriation of these technologies not only in the academic sector but also in the business and government ones in terms of the generation and transfer of knowledge about biorefineries, alternative and renewable energies based on ICT, for this reason it seeks to identify and generate opportunities for alliances and joint work between the different stakeholders from the technological innovation.

First International Congress on Biorefineries and Renewable Energies Supported on Ict: Business opportunities based on technologies and innovation initiatives