Polly-Ann Hanson

Polly is a Research Analyst 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. 

Polly provides support to multiple projects, including public and private sector clients, conducting market and policy research across the bioeconomy. Currently, she is working on the H2020 project Shikifactory100, working on conducting a sustainability and market appraisal of 100 molecules arising from the Shikimate Pathway. 

She has particular specialisation in the biobased product sector, however, has also worked on a variety of AD and bioenergy related projects. Her specialist area of interest is currently biobased packaging. 

Polly also manages our website content, and writes in-depth articles on new technologies, upcoming policies and bioeconomy-related concepts. She is the point of contact for NNFCC events coordination and manages our social media.