Session 5: Production and applications of algal biomass
Graduated by the University of Granada in 1992, and Ph.D. at the University of Almería (Spain) in 1996. Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering of the University of Almería from 2012 onwards. Prof. Acién has participated in 12 European projects in addition to 40 National projects and contracts with companies. Regarding publications, he published more than 100 papers in international journals and 12 book chapters, in addition to 10 patents. He is member of International Society for Applied Phycology and Latino American Society for Algal and Environmental Biotechnology, and editor of Algal Research and RELABIAA journals, in addition to reviewer of international journals. Major contributions on Biotechnology of microalgae field are related with the improvement of photobioreactors design, scale-up of production systems, and economic analysis of production processes. (orcid.org/0000-0002-8434-0365, Scopus ID: 55385950700).