Lisperguer joined the Department for Sustainable Development (DSD) of the
Organization of American States in January 2008.
He received his
degree in Engineer in Meteorology/Atmospheric Science from the
He secured his official MSc. degree in Solar Energy Technology with
specialization in modeling & solar energy resources (Cum Laude) from the University of Andalucía
He received a Post-title in Energy for Sustainable Development from the Lund University
Currently, he is pursuing his Ph.D. in Renewable Energy with the Saint Paul University
and the University of Columbia in the City of New York.
Prior joining the OAS-DSD team, Ruben worked as
fellow-researcher on numerical simulation analysis of the atmosphere and
climate change at NOAA. In addition, he has worked as researcher-forecaster
at the Antarctica Chilean Base and at the National Weather Center of Chile
He is fluent in
English, Spanish, and has working knowledge in Portuguese.
Lisperguer is involved as Project/Program Manager and Energy and Climate
Change Specialist leading or involved with several interdisciplinary
projects regarding themes as Bioenergy, sustainable consumption and
production, energy analysis, cradle-to-cradle, policy development and
climate change mitigation and adaptation within the DSD.
He is currently
the Project Manager of the US-Brazil MOU for Biofuels Development” where he
is responsible as principle lead for the implementation of project
activities including providing short-term legal counsel and technical
assistance to 7 Latina American and Caribbean States (Dominican
El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti,
Jamaica, and St. Kitts and Nevis)
on sustainable biofuels production. He has been the principal technical
advisor and support dialogue on possible sub-sea electrical interconnections
as an alternative to address long-term Caribbean
energy security challenges. Furthermore he is the Principal technical
Advisor of the
Low Carbon Communities in the
Caribbean (LCCC) Project, working closely in collaboration with U.S. National Renewable Energy
Laboratory (NREL) with focus on organizing technical training workshops,
resource assessments, energy auditing training and application, provide
technical due diligence for renewable energy project evaluation, RE/EE
market analysis and elaborate technical cooperation agreements with several
Caribbean nations. In addition, he has been the principal technical advisor
of the Closed
Looped Cycle Production in the Americas.
Over the past
years he has been critical to the design and development of among other, the
policy development for Antigua and Barbuda,
the Caribbean Sustainable Energy Program (CSEP), and the Energy and Climate
Partnership of the Americas (ECPA).