The Centre for the Development of Renewable Energy (CEDER) specializes in applied research and the development and promotion of renewable energy. It forms part of the Energy Department at the CIEMAT (Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology Research) public research body, and its R&D&I activities focus on energy production from biomass throughout the value chain. It also conducts studies on wind energy from low-power turbines and seeks practical solutions for integrating renewable energy sources into smart microgrids. CEDER boasts a professional team with advanced technical qualifications and technological infrastructure of proven quality, which enable it to provide technical support to energy companies and institutions within Spain and internationally.
- Mission and Vision
- CEDER in figures
- CEDER: structure
CEDER-CIEMAT is responsible for generating scientific and technological knowledge in the field of renewable energy and transferring this knowledge to society, in order to contribute to sustainable energy development.
CEDER-CIEMAT is a proven scientific and technology facility whose research and development in the field of renewable energy sources is internationally recognized. It is able to use public funds effectively and responsibly and is firmly committed to the social and economic progress of its immediate surroundings.
In May 1976 it was announced that the Soria Nuclear Research Centre (CINSO), part of the Nuclear Energy Board (JEN), would be located in Lubia. After years of uncertainty, with the nuclear option having been abandoned, on 2 June 1987 the Centre for the Development of Renewable Energy (CEDER), part of the Energy Department at CIEMAT, was formally created. The Research Plan for Energy from Wood Products (PIEPMA), one of the first initiatives in Spain to promote energy production from biomass, was also the first research project launched by CEDER-CIEMAT in the year it was created. In the late 1990s, the organization’s activities in the field of energy production from biomass were complemented with the addition of activities related to wind energy from small wind turbines, and more recently – in 2012 – the integration of renewable energy sources into the electricity grid.
CEDER-CIEMAT DIVISION: MANAGEMENT
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- Prevención de Riesgos Laborales: