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CERES Agribusiness & Engineering

Academic Unit: Faculty of Engineering

Colombian Ministry of Science

Class

C

Call

833

Profile

OECD

Discipline

Engineering and technology

Subdiscipline

Chemical engineering

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Strategic Focus

The CERES Group has the mission of generating and applying scientific and technological knowledge that contributes to improving the well-being of people through the design of processes and development of high value-added products as a result of the sustainable use of biodiversity and natural resources in agroindustrial processes.

Research Areas and Topics

  • Design of conceptual and detailed engineering of agroindustrial processes.
  • Extraction and evaluation of compounds of interests from biomass of plant origin.
  • Rational use of energy and energy efficiency.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

No poverty Zero hunger Quality Education Affordable and clean energy Decent work and economic growth Industry innovation and infraestructure

Group Coordinator

Rolando De Jesús Barrera Zapata, PhD

PhD in Engineering

Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia.

Group Coordinator Email

rolando.barrera@udea.edu.co

Scientific Cooperation

Collaborative Relationships

Joint work with other research groups from Universidad de Antioquia and other higher education institutions (Politécnico Colombiano Jaime Isaza Cadavid).

Notable Projects

  • Use of the orange peel residue to obtain high added-value products.
  • Use and evaluation of used tires waste: An environmentally and economically viable alternative.
  • Dynamic modeling and techno-economic analysis of clavulanic acid production using alternative cultivation procedures of Streptomyces clavuligerus.
  • Integration strategies of wood planted in Colombia in thermochemical biorefinery concepts: Thermodynamic analysis and characterization of bioproducts.

Main Research Results

  • Gasificación de madera torrefactada para la producción de biosingás de alta calidad (Gasification of torrefied wood for the production of high quality biosingas). In: Aplicaciones agroenergéticas con maderas cultivadas y oportunidades preliminares de mercado. Editorial Universidad de Antioquia. Medellín, 2019. ISBNe: 978-958-714-879-4
  • Process design and techno-economic analysis of a pineapple wine production plant under the context of the Choco-Colombia region. Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, Vol. 46, 2019, pp 277-282
  • Homotosolver. Colombian Ministry of the Interior, National Copyright Directorate, Logical-Software Support Registration Certificate. Book—Volume—Item: 13-62-222, August 10, 2017

Research Portafolio

  • Expert advice and training.

More Information

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