Polly is a Consultant at NNFCC. Before joining NNFCC, Polly
completed an MSc in Green Chemistry and Sustainable Industrial Technology from
the University of York, with a research project focusing on the enzymatic
polymerisation of biobased platform molecules. Prior, Polly completed a BSc in
Chemistry, Resources and the Environment, also from the University of York. As
a result she has particular specialisation in the biobased product sector, however,
has also gained experience working on a variety of feedstock and bioenergy
related topics. Her specialist area of interest is currently biobased
Polly has worked on a number of projects for a variety of
commercial clients. Some of her recent work includes conducting a review of the protein supply landscape in the UK. She has
also worked on a report for a provider of wholesale water and sewerage, and an assessment of the waste
wood market in the UK.
Polly also provides support to multiple public funded
projects, conducting market and policy research across the bioeconomy.
Currently she is working on the H2020 project Shikifactory100,
conducting a sustainability and market appraisal of 100 molecules arising from
the Shikimate Pathway. Previously, Polly provided market research and
exploitation plans for the H2020 DAFIA project.
Polly has also spent time producing articles for the NNFCC
website over a variety of topics. Some of these include biomass availability, consumer purchasing and green claims, and alternative protein.