David Chiaramonti

Professor, President of Renewable Energy Consortium for R&D
, Polytechnic of Turin
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David Chiaramonti is a full professor of Energy Systems at the Polytechnic of Turin. He also teaches Bioenergy Conversion Technologies at the University of Florence. He is chairman of the Renewable Energy COnsortium for R&D (RE-CORD). His main scientific interest is on the production and use in engines/turbines of biofuels, either liquid, gaseous, or solid and on bioproducts, mainly focusing on thermochemical biomass conversion and process development. Recent activities cover aviation biofuel, catalytic pyrolysis and gasification of biomass in pilot/demo reactors, hydrothermal liquefaction and carbonization, methanation, and algae cultivation systems and downstream processing. He is author of more than 180 publications on International Journals and Conferences, and participated in more than 25 EU R&D and dissemination projects, in particular in the field of Biomass. He is a member of the International Organising Committee, Scientific Committee, and Topic Organiser of major conferences in the field, such as the European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE), the International Symposium on Alcohol Fuels (ISAF), and the International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE). David Chiaramonti has been a member and Country Representative of IEA-Bioenergy, Task 34 - Biomass Pyrolysis and IEA Task 39 (Liquid Biofuel), and today Country Representative at UN-ICAO CAEP AFTF (ICAO task force on Alternative Fuels for aviation). He was a member of the Italian and the European Biofuel Technology Platforms, and technical secretary of the Leaders for Sustainable Biofuels: he is now technically coordinating the Alternative and Renewable Transport Fuel Forum (ART Fuel Forum, AFF), a DG Energy tender on market and policy for Advanced Biofuels, and the new H2020 project on Aviation Biofuels BIO4A (starting May 2018). David Chiaramonti is a member and has been chairing the International Research Advisory Council (RAC) of DBFZ (German Biomass Research Center).

David Chiaramonti has been awarded the Linneborn Prize for outstanding merits in biomass at EUBCE 2017 in Stockholm.