Antonio Ibáñez de Alba
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Advertising? Antonio Ibáñez de Alba (born Barcelona, 1956) is a Spanish engineer, researcher and scientist. He is known mainly for his project of Artificial Palm Trees in Libya for the creation of microclimates in the desert. The Libyan government invested in this project nearly one billion dollars for the installation of 50,000 palm trees.
Early years[edit | hide | edit source]
Antonio Ibáñez de Alba was born in Barcelona, on December 2, 1956.
Between 1987 and 1988 he studied polyurethanes and made railways research on safety, braking systems, prevention from frontal crashes, level crossings and tunnels.
Prize of the World Intellectual Property Organization: Palm Trees in the desert[edit | hide | edit source]
Between 1980 and 1990 he developed the project of artificial palm trees in Libya for the creation of microclimates in the desert. This research, which appears in Spanish textbooks, won the first prize of the EU Eureka Project in 1990.
In 1990 he was awarded the gold medal of the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva.
The Libyan government invested in this Project one billion dollars for the installation of 50,000 palm trees.
Experience at NASA, oceanographic studies and later years[edit | hide | edit source]
During these years he also collaborated on environmental and desertification issues with the government of Saudi Arabia and others.
Between 1995 and 1996, he conducted research on security, fingerprint recognition, high speed fax, electronic wizards for arbitration decisions, smart shoes, insulin patches for Diabetics, etc.
In 1999 he carried out seawater desalination projects and the development of electric motors for automobiles.
XXI century[edit | hide | edit source]
During 2002 he carried out hydraulic research.
In 2003 he won the First International Prize at Barcelona Fair for Technological Innovation for his research on anti-choke pools.
During 2004-2006 he developed several buoyancy projects in Andorra and Cantabria.
In 2006 he won the First Castilla-La Mancha Innovation Prize for the anti-fire tree.
Television: Generación XXI[edit | hide | edit source]
In 2006 he was part of the jury in the TV program Generación XXI, presented by Manuel Campo Vidal.
Latest years[edit | hide | edit source]
Main investigations[edit | hide | edit source]
• Self-heating beverages
• Plastic palm trees in the desert.
• Anti-Choke System
• Fire detection
• Studies on tides
• Transmission of brain waves
• Electric vehicles without batteries
• Safety in trains
• Hydro Taco
• Piracy protection
• Technological canvas for sports fields
• Tunnel for trains in desert areas
• Explosives power station
• Transmission of brain waves
• Floating water without salt
• Breast Cancer Screening Capsule
• Underwater highways