Velo García, Enrique

Secretary of the Institute for Sustainability


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Energy: energy efficiency, microgeneration of heat and power, distributed generation, energy from biomass, energy access in rural areas of developing countries. Higher Education and Sustainability.

Scientific production

Selected papers

Pérez-Fortes, M., Laínez-Aguirre, J.M., Arranz-Piera, P., Velo, E., Puigjaner, L. (2012) "Design of regional and sustainable bio-based networks for electricity generation using a multiobjective MILP approach", Energy (in press).

Garfí, M., Ferrer-Martí, L., Velo, E., Ferrer, I. (2012) "Evaluating benefits of low-cost household digesters for rural Andean communities", Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 16: 575–581. doi:10.1016/j.rser.2011.08.023.

Pérez-Fortes, M. , Arranz-Piera, P. , Laínez, J.M. , Velo, E. , Puigjaner, L (2011) "Optimal location of gasification plants for electricity production in rural areas", Computer Aided Chemical Engineering, 29: 1809-1813.

Ferrer, I; Garfi, M.; Uggetti, E.; Ferrer-Marti, I.; Calderon, A.; Velo, E. (2011) "Biogas production in low-cost household digesters at the Peruvian Andes", Biomass&Bioenergy, 35(5):1668-1674. doi:10.1016/j.biombioe.2010.12.036.

Ferrer-Martí, L., Pastor, R., Capó, G.M., Velo, E. (2011) "Optimizing microwind rural electrification projects. A case study in Peru", Journal of Global Optimization. 50(1):127-143, DOI: 10.1007/s10898-011-9697-y.

Directed dissertations

Conceptual design of alternative energy systems from biomass

Pérez Fortes, Maria del Mar (2011). Doctoral programme in Chemical Process Engineering. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Read date: 27.06.2011. Directors: Puigjaner Corbella, Lluís; Velo García, Enrique.

Ongoing is.upc projects

Energy Access for the poor in Sub-Saharan Africa to meet the Millennium Development Goals (Energy for All 2030)

Scope: European Union.
Participating institutions: Practical Action (UK), Stockholm Environment Institute (Sweden), EDUCON (Czech Republic) and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (Spain). Coordinated by: Practical Action.
Funders: EuropeAid. Code: DCI-NSA ED/2009/201-885. With co-financing of CCD - 0.7% UPC funds.
Start Date: 04.01.2010. Estimated date of completion: 04.01.2013.

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Research coordinator: Enrique Velo