Miguel José Fernández Llorente has a degree in Chemical Sciences and a doctorate in Chemical Engineering from the University of Valladolid and is a researcher at the CEDER-CIEMAT Biomass Unit. Since 1995 he has managed the LCB. Alongside his laboratory-based activities, he has contributed to advances in research areas such as the physical, chemical and energy-related characterization of biomass and the reduction of slag formation. He has taken part in more than 40 R&D&I projects, has given numerous talks at conferences and published various articles in international scientific publications. Miguel José is also the Secretary of Standardization Committee CTN 164.