Highlights

bottleThe Spanish national newspaper "El Pais" talks in its blog "Eco Lab" about reusing CO2 as an alternative to mineral sequestration, following the presentation of the book "El CO2 como recurso" by Dr Lourdes Vega in Madrid on January the 19th, 2011.

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vega_teleDirector of MATGAS Lourdes Vega talks about women in senior positions on "Para todos la 2", a talk show on Spanish TV Channel 2.

She was joined by Isla Ramos, Bachelor in Business Administration, Finance specialist and Director of Operations and Strategy at LENOVO-Europe  and Vicenta Llorente, PhD in Biochemistry, researcher of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)  and group leader in the Cardiovascular Research Center of the Hospital de Sant Pau in Barcelona.

 

sleipner-gas-fieldThe House of the Congress of Deputies approved the Law on Geological Storage of Carbon Dioxide. The law  incorporates the guidelines provided by the European directive regulating this technology (Directive 2009/31/EC), adapting them to the Spanish industrial, geological and energy reality and establishing a legal basis for safely deploying this technology.

The law complements the adoption by Spain of the EU Energy and Climate Change package for reducing by 2020 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by 20%.

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Lourdes Vega, director of MATGAS, was awarded one the first ten diplomas for Professional Excellence in Physical Science by The Spanish Collegiate of Physics (COFIS) on at the 10th National Congress on Environment (CONAMA10) held in Madrid on November 23, 2010.

The Ten Physicists of Excellence for 2010 are (from left to right): Javier Piaye, Juan Ignacio Álvarez, Juan Antonio Elias, Peter Larraz, Lourdes Vega, Vicente Mestre, Josep Baró, Jorge Mira and Miguel Ángel Sabadell.

May 22-27, 2011

Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain

The conference will address the state-of-the-art challenges of biorefineries with conversion processes into fuel products and chemicals and their technical, scientific, social and economical barriers. It will evaluate the current progress that has been made in establishing biorefinery concepts, research and development, life cycle analysis and identifying industrial successes and best practices, and discuss the most promising future directions. In addition, it will assess the current situation and strategies to reach commercial production.