About the Author
Prof. Dr. Fernando Santos - Post-doctorate in Bioenergy by the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of the New University of Lisbon; Post-doctorate in Forestry Engineering by the Federal University of Vicosa; PhD in Agricultural Biochemistry, Federal University of Vicosa; Master in Phytotechnology, Federal University of Vicosa; Agricultural Engineer from the State University of Montes Claros. Adjunct Professor of the State University of Rio Grande do Sul. Coordinator of the Research Group CESBIO - Center for Studies in Biorefinery. Advisor and co-advisor of undergraduate and graduate students. Integrates the Editorial Board of the Brazilian Journal of Biomass and Energy, Editorial Board of the Journal of Technological Studies in Engineering. Chief Editor of BSS Magazine - Biorefinery Sustainable Solutions. Founder of companies BSS - Biorefinery Sustainable Solutions and 3S - Solar Sustainable Solutions. Editor of several books published on biomass and biorefinery. Many publications in scientific journals and periodicals, some of them being awarded prizes. Ad hoc reviewer of journals and scientific projects. Has experience in the area of engineering, agricultural production system, biomass, agricultural biochemistry, biorefinery and elaboration and management of projects for fundraising. Sarita Candida Rabelo is an assistant professor at the College of Agricultural Sciences at Sao Paulo State University (UNESP), Botucatu Campus, Brazil. She holds a M.Sc. (2007) and PhD (2010) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil, with a sandwich PhD period at National Institute of Agronomic Research (INRA), France. She conducted her postdoctoral research at Lund University, Sweden. She was a researcher (2010-2018) and coordinator of the Process Division (2016-2018) at the Brazilian Bioethanol Science and Technology Laboratory (CTBE/CNPEM), Brazil. Her research focuses on the studies of lignocellulosic biomass processing to production of biofuels and high value-added renewable chemicals. Mario de Matos has over 40 years of experience as an agriculturist involved in low- and high-input agricultural development systems worldwide. He has researched in over 40 countries with specialists of private consulting firms such as Africa Global Schaffer and with public international institutions including USAID, EU, and IFDC. His experience includes the sugar industry by-products, crop processing added value, agroforestry development, and Out Growers Cooperatives and Associations developments in a multitude of social, technical, and cultural environments. Dr. de Matos received his bachelor's degree in agricultural sciences in 1975 from Escola Superior Agraria, at Vila Pery, Mozambique and is a member of the American Society of Sugar Cane Technologists - Louisiana Division, Australian Institute of Agricultural Sciences, South African Sugar Technologists Association, Associacao Portuguesa de Ciencias Agrarias, Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa, and Soils Sciences Society of Nigeria. He was awarded the Portuguese Diaspora Diploma in 2009 Paolo Eichler is a consultant for biorefinery, bioenergy, and residue treatment projects and is completing a PhD in materials engineering and technology at Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul. He has participated in several interchange programs including researching at the Centre for Plant and Water Science at Central Queensland University and the Science Without Borders program at the University of Hull. He is a member of the Center for Studies in Biorefinery (CESBIO) and an ad hoc reviewer of journals and scientific projects.