The Iberoamerican Congress on Biorefineries (CIAB) is the main scientific event of SIADEB – The Iberoamerican Society for the Development of Biorefineries. There have been two prior events:
CIAB2012: 1st Iberoamerican Congress on Biorefineries. From October 24 to 26, 2012, San Jose de Los Cabos (BC), Mexico. Organizers: University of Guanajuato, Cinvestav, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo (University) and SIADEB.
CIAB2013: 2nd Iberoamerican Congress on Biorefineries. From April 10 to 12, 2013, Jaén, Spain. Organizers: University of Jaén, IFEJA and SIADEB.
To date, there have been three versions of the Latin American Congress on Biorefineries in Chile. These events have been a platform for information and discussion of latest trends in the development of processes and products from agricultural, forest and algal biomass.
First Latin American Congress on Biorefineries, Innovation Opportunities for the Forest Industry. From November 21 to 22, 2006, Concepción – Chile. Organizers: Technological Development Unit of the University of Concepción and Fraunhofer Institut Umsicht, Germany.
Second Latin American Congress on Biorefineries, Materials and Energy. From May 4 to 6, 2009, Chillán – Chile. Organizers: Technological Development Unit of the University of Concepción and Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Professionals, Chile.
Third Latin American Congress on Biorefineries, Ideas for a Sustainable World. From November 19 to 21, 2012, Pucón – Chile. Organizers: Technological Development Unit of the University of Concepción and Center for Biotechnology, University of Concepción and the Scientific and Technological Bioresource Nucleus of the University of La Frontera.
The 1st International Symposium on Lignocellulosic Materials was held on August 20 and 21, 2013, together with the 13th Congress on SAM-Conamet Materials. The event took place at the Convention Center of the Amerian Portal Hotel in Iguazu, Argentina, and was organized by the Instituto de Materiales de Misiones (Institute) (IMAM, UNaM-CONICET), the Net Value Added Products from agricultural and forest-industrial waste (PROVALOR, CYTED), the Iberoamerican Network for Teaching and Research on Pulp and Paper (RIADICYP) and the VTT Technical Research Centre in Finland.
In addition to invited lectures given by experts from Austria, Brazil, Spain, Finland and Mexico, the program included some 100 papers between lectures and posters of outstanding researchers from 18 countries in America, Europe and Asia. The topics ranged from biorefinery based on lignocellulosic materials to cell wall deconstruction; from nanotechnology to micro- and nano-cellulose and their potential applications; composite materials and nanocomposites; polymers from renewable resources; bio-natural adhesives; advanced analytical techniques; advanced materials from paper and cardboard; and recycling of complex lignocellulosic materials.
The papers presented at the 1st International Symposium on Lignocellulosic Materials can be downloaded from the RIADICYP website (www.riadicyp.org).