Congratulations to the Linneborn Prize Winner 2021
Dr. Juan Carrasco
Former Head of the Biomass Division
Centre for Development of Renewable Energies
Dr. Carrasco receives this award for his recognized excellence in research and management of the development of renewable and sustainable energy from biomass. He realized highly significative results along the entire biomass energy chain: potential identification, development of production of biomass, drying, size reduction, storage, conversion to modern liquid, gaseous and solid energy carriers and their application in furnaces and boilers.
He started his career at the Institute of Renewable Energies, CIEMAT, as a pre-doctorate fellow, and he was eventually nominated head of the Ethanol Fermentation group, of the Biomass Division/Program and later head of the Liquid and Solid Biofuels Projects. In 2010, Juan Carrasco became head of the whole Biomass Unit of CIEMAT.
Over his professional life, his research interests and activities covered a very wide area, mainly within the following fields:
- Production of biomass resources development and valuation of energy crops;
- Bioethanol from starchy and lignocelluloses raw materials;
- Development, production and viable use of solid biofuels.
Together with his team, Dr. Carrasco took part to over 50 large national and international biomass programs and projects in different roles: main researcher, leader of the CIEMAT participation team, and initiative taker or project coordinator. He was engaged in many international collaborations, by acting in several advising and steering committees in the area of biomass. He was appointed as bioenergy joint R&D coordinator 2014-2019 of the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA), and he was also nominated as national expert by INIA in the SCAR-BRSG. His work has led to over 123 scientific publications.
Dr. Carrasco also made significative contributions in EUBCE conferences by presenting overviews and participating in scientific, technical and organizing committees. He also dedicated himself to teaching in several courses that he has set up and directed. He showed himself an active and effective promoter for sustainable use of biomass, providing an inspiring leadership in the bioenergy community.
European Linneborn Prize for Outstanding merits in Biomass
The European Linneborn Prize for Outstanding Merits in biomass is being awarded on the occasion of the EUBCE Conference. This prize was established by the European Commission in 1994 to honor scientific, technical or managerial merit in the development of energy from biomass.
For more information please visit https://www.linneborn-prize.org/
The Prize was delivered on Monday 26th April during the Opening Session.
The laudatio was presented by Wim van Swaaij, Chair of the Linneborn Prize Committee.
The Awarded International Personalities | 1994 - 2019
2021 | Juan Carrasco
29th European Biomass Conference
2019 | David Baxter
27th European Biomass Conference – Lisbon
2018 | Prof. Douglas C. Elliott
26th European Biomass Conference – Copenhagen
2017 | Prof. David Chiaramonti
25th European Biomass Conference – Stockholm
2016 | Prof. John (Jack) Saddler
24th European Biomass Conference – Amsterdam
2015 | Prof. Dr. Andrè Faaij
23rd European Biomass Conference – Vienna
2014 | Dr. Yuan Zhenhong
22nd European Biomass Conference – Hamburg
2013 | Wim Van Swaaij
Special Award – 21st European Biomass Conference – Copenhagen
2013 | Prof. Liisa Viikari
21st European Biomass Conference – Copenhagen
2012 | Dr. Hermann Hofbauer
20th European Biomass Conference – Milano
2011 | Prof. Kai Sipilä
19th European Biomass Conference – Berlin
2010 | Dr. Kyriakos Maniatis
18th European Biomass Conference – Lyon
2009 | Prof. Bryan M. Jenkins
17th European Biomass Conference – Hamburg
2008 | José Roberto Moreira
16th European Biomass Conference – Valencia
2007 | Prof. Tony Bridgwater
15th European Biomass Conference – Berlin
2005 | Dr. Wolfgang Palz
14th European Biomass Conference – Paris
2004 | Prof. Spyros Kyritsis
13th European Biomass Conference – Rome
2002 | Prof. Philippe Chartier
12th European Biomass Conference – Amsterdam
2000 | Prof. Ton Beenackers
11th European Biomass Conference – Seville
1998 | David Hall
10th European Biomass Conference – Wurzburg
1996 | Prof. Ralph Overend
9th European Bionergy Conference – Copenhagen
1994 | Dr. Giuliano Grassi
8th European Bioenergy Conference – Vienna