Dr Javier Fermoso is graduated in Chemical Engineering by the University of Salamanca (Spain) in 2003, and then his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Oviedo (Spain) in 2009. He carried out his doctoral thesis at the National Institute of Coal, INCAR-CSIC in Oviedo (Spain) focused on the high-pressure co-gasification of coal and biomass for H2 and/or syngas production. He spent a predoctoral stay at the Dept. of Chem. Engineering of the University of Newcastle (Australia) focused on the gasification reactivity of biomass chars in a pressurized TGA. In September 2010, he was granted with a postdoctoral fellowship from the Ministry of Education (Spain) and he joined to the Catalysis Group at the Dept. of Chem. Engineering of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, NTNU in Trondheim (Norway), where he worked as postdoctoral researcher on the sorption enhanced catalytic steam reforming/gasification of biomass derived compounds for high-purity H2 production (2010-2012). In October 2012, he joined to the Thermochemical Processes Unit at IMDEA Energy Institute in Madrid (Spain), where he mostly worked on the development of advanced liquid biofuels from lignocellulosic biomass, being mainly focused on the catalytic/non-catalytic fast-pyrolysis in different scale reaction systems (from lab-scale to pilot plant). In September 2016 he moved to Edinburgh to join with the UK Biochar Research Centre, UKBRC (University of Edinburgh), where he worked on the non-catalytic slow pyrolysis of biomass for biochar and bio-oil production. He has been involved in several National and European research projects and he is co-author of almost 30 research articles included in SCI journals, as well as he has presented more than 45 communications in national and international conferences.
In December 2016, he joined Heriot-Watt University and CICCS as a Research Associate in bio-CCS to work in the project “Biomass Gasification with High Temperature CO2 Capture”.