García is a Senior Consultant at the NNFCC. She provides
market, technology and regulatory analysis for both private clients and publicly
funded projects. Her special interest is in the
areas of green gases and carbon capture.
NNFCC's contact point in Ireland and managed the preparation of our recently published report: "AD
Deployment in the Republic of Ireland". She has also been involved
in various projects in the area of green gases, including
the development of a cost model for AD to biomethane plants.
As part of her role, Andrea also
contributes to writing project proposals for a range of public and private
sector clients. She also works on a
number of European funded projects, including Shikifactory100 and Beonnat. She
is the NNFCC contact point for the H2020 project, ShikiFactory100, which aims
towards the production of 100 compounds of high-added value using
state-of-the-art synthetic biology techniques; Andrea’s main roles in this
project are the performance of sustainability appraisals and the development of
business models for some of the new compounds.
completed a PhD at the Green Chemistry Centre of Excellence, in York. Her work
focused on the recovery of precious metals such as gold and palladium from
water waste sources using bio-based adsorbents. She also studied the
preparation and utilisation of bio-based materials for the construction of
energy storage devices. Previously, Andrea completed the MSc in Green Chemistry
& Sustainable Industrial Technology at the University of York as part of an
international exchange programme during the final year of her BSc in Chemistry,
which she coursed at the Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain.
Andrea is NNFCC’s contact point for the ShikiFactory100 project. This 4-year project is funded by H2020 and intends to produce 100 high-added value compounds for applications in cosmetics, food and pharma utilising the latest synthetic biology developments.
NNFCC will use its expertise on bio-based products, its extensive network and comprehensive market knowledge to perform a sustainability appraisal for over 100 compounds, which will include an overview of political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental factors. The outcomes of these analysis will be used for the development of business models for these compounds, which will cover all key business criteria, from key partners and resources to value proposition, cost structure and revenue stream.
Andrea also contributes to the project communication and dissemination activities.
Andrea was key contributor to the 2-year project Pilot4U, funded by BBI JU, which has created an accessible network and database of open-access pilot and demonstration facilities for the European bioeconomy.
As part of this project, NNFCC led the design and implementation of an online survey to understand the needs of bio-based industries regarding pilot and demonstration equipment. NNFCC also performed a gap analysis exercise to identify gaps in provision in the current landscape of open-access pilot and demonstration infrastructure and led the development of business cases to address these gaps in provision.
Other notable projects: