Photo courtesy Mark Wenner. View of Rice husk intake into top of gasifier by Luis Miguel Aparicio and Mark Wenner Many agroprocessing activities require significant amounts of energy to produce the food and beverages we consume. In the case of rice milling, energy is needed to dry unhulled rice to an ideal moisture level of 14%, to separate the husk from the grain, to … [Read more...] about Biomass Gasification: An Option to Reduce Energy Costs in Rice Milling
Luis Miguel Aparicio
Luis Miguel is a forest engineer from Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina, in Peru; has a BSc in forest science, and a MSc in forest resources conservation from the same university, a diploma on environmental resources management & sustainable development from Hiroshima University, and a diploma in forest certification from Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Has worked in more than a dozen countries and his areas of expertise include climate change, natural resources policy and management. Among other positions, has been the technical coordinator of the General Directorate of Forestry and Wildlife in Peru, lead auditor of FSC forest management and forest chain-of-custody projects, forestry expert and validator/verifier for CDM and VCS emission reductions projects, programs of activities and REDD+ jurisdictional programs. Currently works as a consultant for the Climate Change Division of the Inter-American Development Bank.