Francisco García Labiano
Francisco García-Labiano, Graduate in Chemistry, MsC in Chemical Engineering, completed his Ph.D in 1992 at University of Zaragoza, Spain. He is Scientific Researcher at the Instituto de Carboquímica in Zaragoza, belonging to the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). His research has been always close linked to environmental challenges in energy production processes. In fact, he has long experience in the development of clean coal technologies, such as sulfur removal during combustion/gasification processes in fluidized beds. Since 2000 he is involved in the development of the Chemical Looping Combustion (CLC) process, one of the most promising technologies within the area of CO2 Capture and Storage (CCS) aiming to reduce global warming. He is author of more than 150 publications in international peer reviewed journals, 3 patents and several book chapters. Special highlight requires the review entitled “Progress in Chemical-Looping Combustion and Reforming technologies” published in 2012. During last years he has been actively engaged in the use of renewable fuels, such as biomass, bioethanol, etc. in Chemical Looping processes (bio-CLC) with the main objective to reach negative CO2 emissions in energy processes. He was recognized as Highly Cited Researcher by Thomson Reuters within engineering area in years 2015 and 2016, which means to be among the top 1% most cited in their specific field over a period of 10 years.