Andrea Muñoz-Garcia is a Consultant at the NNFCC working on
the BBI JU funded project, Pilots4U.
The aim of the project is to set up an accessible network of open access pilot
demonstration infrastructures for the European bioeconomy.
Andrea has recently finished a PhD in Green Chemistry where
she focused on the recovery of precious metals from waste sources using bio-based
adsorbents. She also studied the preparation and utilisation of bio-based
materials for energy storage devices.
During her PhD, she worked for WasteValor, a project
partially funded by the European Regional Development Fund, which offered free,
short-term advice about waste valorisation to SMEs based in the region of
Andrea also 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 key contributor in the 2-year project Pilot4U
funded by BBI JU, which aim to create am accessible network and database of
open-access pilot and demonstration facilities for the European bioeconomy.
NNFCC has led the design and implementation of
an online survey to understand the needs of bio-based industries
regarding pilot and demonstration equipment. NNFCC will subsequently analyse
the strengths, weaknesses and opportunities for the European pilot and
demonstration park and will develop business cases to address the gaps in
provision found during the analysis.