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Bucaramanga -  Colombia, 17th and 20th of February 2020

We are pleased to invite the academic and business community to present research work to the Second International Congress on Bio-refineries and Renewable Energies supported by ICT, sending original scientific papers on innovative ideas, developed solutions that address real problems, empirical works, case studies, etc., in the topics of the congress and Sustainable Development Goals ( SDG).


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.


Submitted articles will be sent to a blind peer review by an International Scientific Committee that will evaluate whether or not:

  • They are relevant to the discipline.
  • They are really a new input of results.
  • They are written with clarity and adequate scientific rigor.
  • They are original and unpublished and refer to some of the areas of interest of the Congress.
The articles will be sent in English without exceeding, in any case, the five (5) pages within the established format. Full texts will be sent through the EasyChair platform.

Submission 1: In order to guarantee anonymity in the review process, the article in PDF format sent through EasyChair may not contain data on signatures, entity, affiliation, e-mails or any other identifying information.
Submission 2: Approved by the reviewers and the Editorial Committee, the paper must be uploaded back into EasyChair, updating the first version uploaded to that platform. Likewise, this final article (with the corrections solved and with all the information that was previously omitted) will be sent in Word format.

  Main Topics 

  • Biorefineries
  • Renewable energy, water and air 
  • Industry 4.0 for energy, water, air and biorefineries

Important Dates

Deadline full papers: Until 15 december 2019

Notification of acceptance: 15 december 2019

Registration of participants: Until 17 February 


Congress: 17th and 20th of February 2020

Important note

The best works will be considered for a special issue in the following journals, after selection by the scientific committee:

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Journal Cogent Engineering (indexed Scopus Q2) published by Taylor and Francis in the United Kingdom. These articles, should follow the editorial line and process of the journal.

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Journal Ingeniería Solidaria (indexed  Publindex C). These articles, should follow the editorial process of the journal.


  • Authors: 400.000 COP (125 US$, 115 EUR)
  • Attendants : 350.000 COP (110 US$, 100 EUR)
  • Students: 200.000 COP (63 US$, 60 EUR) (limited capacity)


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