Pfaltzgraff is a Consultant working on the H2020 funded SuperBIO project. This business oriented program aims
to help EU SMEs within the bioeconomy sector bridge the “valley of death”. It
supports the commercialisation of innovation by issuing
€ 60,000 innovation support
vouchers to SMEs for services such as a techno-economic evaluation, a market
research, a sustainability and regulatory landscape review or business
planning. She acts as a point of contact for SMEs in the UK, working with them
to find partnering organisation in Europe and delivers innovation support
services to SMEs for the NNFCC.
Lucie holds a
PhD and an MSc in Green
Chemistry and Sustainable Clean Technology from the University of York,
UK. Through her thesis she gained specific expertise in waste feedstock conversion using clean technology,
specifically hydrothermal microwave conversion. During her PhD, she became closely involved with the EU
COST Action on food waste
valorisation for sustainable chemicals, materials and fuels (costeubis.org),
working for the network and developing a growing interest in technologies
capable of extracting value from waste lignocellulosic materials.
working experience included working
on technology assessment and policy assessment for both public and private
sector clients at the consultancy firm Oakdene Hollins.
Recent projects with NNFCC
SuperBIO project (Horizon 2020: 2016 - 2018)
Lucie is a key contributor and NNFCC contact point for the SuperBio project which supports SME innovation through the provision of professional services.
Projects in previous employment
A key player in the transition to a circular economy (European Parliament
Science and Technology Option Assessment: (2016)
Lucie worked on this project prior to joining NNFCC. The project focused on providing a state of play of the performance of each
EU member state in five key waste management sectors in relation to the current
EU legislative and policy framework applying to this sector. In the context of
the new Circular Economy Package targets, it reviews waste management technologies
employed within the key priority sectors including societal and economic
considerations, such as employment and position of SMEs.
EUBIS Management Committee
substitute (EU COST Action TD1203: 2012 - 2016)
Lucie worked on this project prior to joining NNFCC. This
EU funded network focuses on strengthening
cooperation between academia and industry to drive research forward in the
field of food supply chain waste valorisation (costeubis.org).