Andrea Muñoz García
is a Senior Consultant at the NNFCC, working on a number of European
funded projects. 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.
She also provides
market, technology and regulatory insights for both private clients and publicly
funded projects. Andrea has been recently involved in various projects
exploring the cost of AD and biomethane production. As part of her role, Andrea
also contributes to writing project proposals for a range of public and
private sector clients. Finally, she has a special interest in carbon capture.
Andrea 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.
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