RESEARCH GROUP

Development Research Center Sustainable
in Industry and Energy (CIDES)

Faculty of Physicochemical Engineering

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Minciencias Classification : A1

The first research center of the Universidad Industrial de Santander (UIS), recognized by the Higher Council in 1992 for being one of the pillars of the first doctoral and master’s programs in Chemical Engineering in Colombia. Since 2002, Professor Ph.D. Viatcheslav Kafarov has been director of CIDES. Currently, the group is recognized in category A1 by COLCIENCIAS for developing projects in the areas of energy and the environment, biofuels, material integrity, improved recovery, modeling and simulation of processes, through the support and operation of the research hotbeds for Sustainable Development in Industry and Energy.

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Biofuels and co-products from oilseed plants
100%
Energy and Exergetic analysis of biofuel production chains
80%
Biofuel Life Cycle Analysis
90%
Biofuels from solid biomass
40%
Biofuels and co-products from lignocellulosic material
60%
Control and Optimization of Chemical Processes
60%
Cultivation of microalgae, biofuels and co-products from microalgae
60%
Development of the theoretical and experimental foundations for sustainable development of industrial processes and energy generation
60%
Evaluation of the sustainability of applications in renewable energy, sustainable energy systems for rural electrification, through computer-aided selection for optimal solutions
60%
Eco-efficient and safe combustion research for gas mixing
60%
Process Optimization with Emphasis on Environmental Protection
60%
Production of first and second generation biofuels
60%

EXTENSION

Services

  • Sustainability assessment for renewable energy applications, sustainable energy systems for rural electrification, computer-assisted selection of optimal renewable solutions.
  • Liquid biofuels and sustainability co-products: biodiesel, biohydrogen, second generation bioethanol, biorefinery.
  • Use of solid biomass for energy production
  • Microalgae for biofuels and high value-added products
  • Process systems engineering, lifecycle assessment, exergy analysis, and process integration.
  • Eco-efficiency of the industrial process.
  • Simulation and optimization for refineries and petrochemical processes.

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AGREEMENTS

and allies

The UIS has established different agreements with national and international entities in order to have a greater impact on their training, teaching, research and related processes in the articulation of the public university with the different social actors.

 

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Contact Us

Development Research Center Sustainable in Industry and Energy (CIDES)

Phone: +57 (607) 6344000

Extension: 2603

Email:

cides@uis.edu.co

UIS  Main Campus

Bucaramanga, Santander

Cra 27, calle 9. Edificio 24. Escuela de Ingeniería Química, oficina: 202.

Universidad Industrial de Santander.

Office hours:

Monday to Friday

8:00 a.m. a 12:00 m.

2:00 p.m. a 5:00 p.m.

Do you want more information?

Contact Us

Development Research Center Sustainable in Industry and Energy (CIDES)

Phone: +57 (607) 6344000

Extension: 2603

Email:

cides@uis.edu.co

UIS  Main Campus

Bucaramanga, Santander

Cra 27, calle 9. Edificio 24. Escuela de Ingeniería Química, oficina: 202.

Universidad Industrial de Santander.

Office hours:

Monday to Friday

8:00 a.m. a 12:00 m.

2:00 p.m. a 5:00 p.m.

Do you want more information?

Contact Us

Development Research Center Sustainable in Industry and Energy (CIDES)

Phone: +57 (607) 6344000

Extension: 2603

Email:

cides@uis.edu.co

UIS  Main Campus

Bucaramanga, Santander

Cra 27, calle 9. Edificio 24. Escuela de Ingeniería Química, oficina: 202.

Universidad Industrial de Santander.

Office hours:

Monday to Friday

8:00 a.m. a 12:00 m.

2:00 p.m. a 5:00 p.m.