Raquel Ramos Casado has a doctorate in Chemical Sciences from the University of Zaragoza. Since 2000 she has worked as a researcher at CIEMAT on thermochemical conversion of fuel, with a particular focus on biomass and waste. She manages the operation of a number of pilot plants for combustion and gasification, and since March 2009 she has headed the Thermal Conversion Processes Unit and coordinated CEDER’s R&D activities in this field. Raquel is also the joint author of numerous articles in specialist scientific publications. She has been the director of CEDER since July 2018.