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Plenary Session  

Opening Ceremony

Opening words : Acad. Eng. Lucio Cáceres – ANIU

“The Economics and Politics of the Post-Financial Crisis Global Geography.With special focus in Latin America”
Dr. Ec. Ernesto Talvi – Uruguay  Read CV

“General South American trends in Bioeconomy”
Agr. Eng. Luis Augusto Barbosa Cortez – Campinas University, Brazil Read CV

“Who needs more plantations?“: it would discuss the dynamics of world markets for “traditional products” as well as the “emerging products & services of the bioeconomy”
For. Eng. MBA. Joao Cordeiro – Biorefining & Pulp Practice Area at Pöyry Management Consulting in Helsinki. Read CV

Parallel Sessions

Forest plantations and sustainability
Chairwoman Acad. Eng. Rosario Pou Ferrari

The role of Forest Plantations in supplying the World’s needs of wood and fibre and the development of industrial forest plantations in Uruguay
Acad. Eng. Maria del Rosario Pou Ferrari Read CV

Sustainability of eucalyptus wood production in Uruguay
Eng. For. Diego Carrau Read CV
Eng. For. PhD Ricardo Methol Read CV
Eng. For. Msc. Juan Pedro Posse Read CV

Eucalyptus genetic improvement in the world and sustainability: the example of Brazil
Eng. For. Msc  Teotônio Francisco de Assis  Read CV

Sustainability of Plantation wood production in South East Asia
Bsc. PhD Christopher Harwood Read CV

The future of South American plantation forestry sector
Panel – conclusions

Engineered Wood Materials (EWM) as high value biomaterials
Chairman: Agr. Eng. Dr. Andrés Dieste Read CV

“Supertall Timber: Functional Natural Materials for High Rise Structures”
Dr. Michael Ramage – Dept. of Architecture, University of Cambridge Read CV

“Wood in Civil Engineering, advantages and new technologies”
Dr. Carlito Calil Jr., Prof. Of the Dept. of Structural Engineering, School of Engineering,University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Read CV  

“Natural adhesives in the wood industry”
Dr. Bruno Gorrini – Bioforest Arauco, Chile Read CV  

“Wood Industry challenge for Engineered Wood materials production”
Eng. MBA. Francisco Lozano, Arauco Read CV 

Project OPP VTT
Fernando Isabella. Director de Planificación – OPP

“Bioeconomy in Uruguay”
Panel – conclusions

Agriculture and sustainability
Chairman: Agr. Eng. PhD. Mario Allegri  Agronomists Engineering Association, AIA, (ROU) Read CV 

“Sustainable Agriculture: a global challenge”
Agr. Eng. PhD Walter Baethgen IRI Columbia University (USA) Read CV

“Land-use change,  climate variability and agricultural sustainability in the MERCOSUR region”
Agr. Eng. PhD Ernesto Viglizzo. CONICET, Academia Nacional de Agronomía y Veterinaria (Argentina). Read CV  

“Sustainability in agricultural production systems: lessons from long-term experiments”
Agr.Eng. PhD Jorge Sawchik , Instituto Nacional de Investigación Agropecuaria, INIA (ROU)  Read CV

“First step to design sustainable agricultural systems: how to measure sustainability”
Agr. Eng. Dr. Sebastián Mazzilli. Facultad de Agronomía, UdelaR (ROU) Read CV

“Agriculture and forests facing climate change. How to reconcile adaptation and mitigation?”
Agr. Eng. Jean-Marc Guehl. UMR Silva, INRA, Université de Lorraine, AgroParisTech, Nancy, France Read CV

Summary Panel

Soil and Water sustainability under Agricultural and Plantations forestry use
Chairman Acad. Dr. Agr. Eng. Fernando García Préchac Read CV

The Status of the World Soil Resources Report; main threats and recommendations
Agr. Eng. Dr. Miguel Angel Taboada – INTA, Argentina, member of the Intergovernmental Technical Pannel on Soils of the Global Soil Partnership de FAO. Read CV

Regulations of Soil and Surface Water Conservation in Uruguay
Agr. Eng. Msci Mariana Hill, Uruguay. Read CV

Effects of Plantation forestry on Hydrology of Watersheds in Uruguay
Civil Eng. Dr. Luis Silveira – IMFIA-Fing-Udelar. Read CV

Effects of Plantations forestry on soil physical and chemical properties in Uruguay.
Presentation Agr. Eng. Dr. Mario Pérez Bidegain  Soils and Water Department, Fagro-Udelar. Read CV 
Presentation Agr. Eng. Dr. Jorge Hernández – Soils and Water Department, Fagro-Udelar. Read CV  

Panel – conclusions

Engineering Education
Chairwoman Eng. María Simon, Dean of the Engineering School (UDELAR)

“Engineering Education for XXI”
Prof. Jaime Domínguez Director of the Higher School of Engineers of Sevilla, Spain Read CV

Recent New Degrees in Uruguay

“Forestal Engineering Degree”
Dr. Diego Passarella Read CV

“Curriculum development of posgraduate studies on timber construction for architects and engineers”
Arch. Laura Moya Read CV– Eng. Dr. Vanesa Baño Read CV

Chemical products from renewable sources
Chairman Acad. Eng. Norberto Cassella Read CV

“Second generation biofuels in China”
Prof. Tao Zheng Guangzhou – Institute of Energy Conversion, Chinese Academy of Science Read CV

“Biomass based Biofuel Emerging biological engineering and technology challenges”
Prof. Purnendu Ghosh – INAE. Birla Institute of Scientific Research, Jaipur   Read CV

“Energy and biomass sustainability”
Prof. Dr. Frank Behrendt – Berlin Institute of Technology (TU Berlin) Read CV

“Biorefining: Engineering, Science and Economics”
Dr. Michael Ladisch – Laboratory of Renewable Resources, Engineering, Purdue University Read CV

“Alternative pulp fibers derived from Phoenix process”
Eng. Tyler Campbell, Andritz Pulp & Paper Group Read CV See Photo

“Four product platforms, improved pulp properties, regenerated cellulose, lignin and biobase chemicals”
Dr. James Biasca, Country Manager, Biomaterials U.S. Operations Stora Enso Read CV  See Photo

“Conversion processes, biorefineries strategies for a sustainable bioeconomy”
Dr. Luiz Pereira Ramos – Chemistry Dept. Federal University of Parana, Brazil  Read CV

“Adding value to Biomass in a sustainable way” 
Eng. Eduardo F. Rodríguez Treskow – Celulosa Arauco, Chile Read CV

“Potential of Latin America in the production of lignin”
PhD. Tarja Tamminen – Scientist VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd   Read CV

Logistics and Information Technology

Acad. Eng. Luis María Rodríguez  Read CV                                               

Acad. Eng.PhD. Héctor Cancela Read CV

Logistics: an additional improvement or a fundamental pillar for the productive sustainability of Latin America
Msc Civil Eng. Jorge Kogan – former Senior Advisor on Infrastructure at CAF, Development Bank of Latin America Read CV

Balance between efficiency, resilience and sustainability of infrastructure for development
Economist Ricardo J Sánchez – Senior Economic Affairs Officer in the United Nations. Chief Economist for Infrastructure and Ports at CEPAL. Read CV

“A systems engineering approach for a sustainable and high performing forest value creation industrial network”  
Eng. PhD, Luc Lebel – Director FORAC, Université Laval, Québec, Canada     Read CV

“Trends for advanced and sustainable logistics”
Prof. Mikael Ronnqvist, Professor titulaire, Département de génie mécanique,
Université Laval, Québec, Canada Read CV

“Plant breeding for resistance to insects: how sensor technology and artificial intelligence contribute to sustainable crop production”
Dr. Lucas P.J.J.Noldus, Netherlands Academy of Technology and Innovation – AcTI Read CV

Sustainability and certification of forestry and industrial crops

Coordinator Acad. Eng. Edgardo Cardozo Read CV See Photo

”Certification Programs applied to forestry plantations. A successful experience: the case of Chile”
For. Eng. Dr. Hernán Cortes Salas, Chile Read CV

”Certification Programs applied to forestry plantations and chain of custody : the case of Uruguay”
For. Eng. Dr. Gustavo A. Daniluk, School of Agriculture, Forestry Department, UdelaR   Read CV

”Panel with representatives from the different sectors involved in forestry: farmers, industry, official sector, certification companies and consumer representatives.”

”Good agriculture practices and commercial certification crops Certification Programs. The case of Soybeam and B. carinata in Uruguay”
Agr. Eng. Natalia Marius, Uruguay. SGS, Uruguay Branch Read CV

Plenary Session

Academy and Industry Synergies
Chairman Acad. Eng. Javier Solari


Added value through Circular Bioeconomy
Msc Chem Eng Esa Laurinsilta – UPM Strategic Partnerships and Technology Read CV


From the laboratory to the industry:  A technology driven approach
Dr. Chem Eng Alex Berg – University of Concepcion Chile Technologic Development Unit Read CV

Government and Public Policies

Cr.Alvaro García Director, Planning and Budget Office (ROU) Read CV See Photo                         

Panel Academy, Industry and Government Synergies; discussion in respect of implementing circular economy.                                                                                             

Closing Ceremony

Closing words Acad. Ing. Lucio Cáceres – ANIU President

13 de Setiembre de 2018


En el marco de CAETS 2018, estamos organizando un encuentro de investigadores nacionales en la temática Biorrefinería. Comenzará con una conferencia a cargo del Dr. Luiz Pereira Ramos, profesor de la Universidad Federal de Paraná, y luego habrá una reunión de intercambio. La actividad finalizará con una visita a las instalaciones donde se encuentra el reactor de explosión a vapor, adquirido recientemente por el LATU en el marco de un convenio con ANCAP para el estudio de biocombustibles de segunda generación.

La etapa de intercambio se realizará mediante posters digitales, que deberán enviarse con anterioridad para cargarlos a las pantallas. Sugerimos incluir en estos el equipo de investigación, la temática desarrollada por el grupo, las capacidades e infraestructura que poseen, proyectos en ejecución, etc.


09:15 – 10:15 Conferencia del Dr. Luiz Pereira Ramos

10:15 – 12:00 Posters e intercambio

12:00 – 13:00 Visita a las instalaciones

Si bien esta actividad está enmarcada en el CAETS 2018, el acceso es libre.

Los esperamos el jueves 13 de Setiembre de 2018, en el Club del Expositor del Parque Tecnológico del LATU (Av. Italia 6201).

Rogamos confirmar asistencia a

14 de setiembre de 2018



Chris Harwood & Teotonio Francisco de Assis

En el marco de las actividades de la Congreso Anual del Consejo Internacional de Academias de Ingeniería Tecnología y Ciencias (CAETS) , la Academia Nacional de Ingeniería de Uruguay (ANIU), con el apoyo de  UPM Forestal Oriental, Montes del Plata e INIA tendrá lugar una  Mesa redonda con la participación de dos reconocidos especialistas internacionales en Mejora Genética

14 de Setiembre de 2018 a la hora 9:00 en el Campus Interinstitucional de Tacuarembó

Chris Harwood PhD expondrá: Como integrar la mejora genética y el manejo del sitio forestal para una producción sustentable / Integrating genetic improvement and site management for sustainable production

Harwood ha trabajado desde el año 1987 al 2017 en el CSIRO en Australia, como Senior Principal Research Scientist, Christopher Harwood continúa como Honorary Fellow de esta institución, y es asesor del World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) en temas de domesticación de árboles forestales. Es autor de numerosos trabajos científicos y técnicos.

Teotonio de Assis MSc expondrá: Potencial de híbridos interespecíficos de Eucalyptus para enfrentar problemas bióticos y ábioticos en plantaciones forestales / Potential of hybrids for Biotic and Abiotic issues

De Assis es consultor internacional en mejora genética y clonación de eucalyptus, siendo quien introdujo la técnica de la miniestacas. Ha trabajado en grandes empresas forestales brasileñas como Acesita, Bioplanta, Riocell, Klabin y Aracruz.

Esa Laurinsilta MSc expondrá: Valor a través de la Bio-Economía / Value through Circular Bioeconomy

Laurinsilta es director de alianzas estratégicas en UPM Tienen una robusta experiencia en desarrollo e innovación en el negocio forestal así como en la comercialización de tecnología en una amplio rango de industrias vinculadas a las ciencias biológicas. Su foco actual se encuentra en oportunidades en torno a la bio-economía y el desarrollo de alianzas tecnológicas.

Luego de las exposiciones se abrirá un espacio para preguntas y discusión

La entrada es libre y gratuita

La conferencia será transmitida por video conferencia a Facultad de Agronomía

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