Paula McNamee is a Consultant at the NNFCC. She has worked
on a variety of projects for commercial, public and government clients spanning
all sectors of the bioeconomy. These have ranged from the development of
sustainability strategies to conducting techno-economic analyses.
Before joining NNFCC, Paula completed her PhD at the University of Leeds in the field
of bioenergy. She investigated the impact of biomass pre-treatment
processes (torrefaction) on fuel and combustion properties. She also
investigated the impact of torrefaction on life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions in
the bioenergy supply chain.
Paula also holds an MSc in Geochemistry and an MSc in Low
Carbon Technologies as well as a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry.
Life-cycle assessment study on the greenhouse gas emissions associated with bioenergy (ongoing)
Paula is a key contributor to NNFCC's input into this collaborative project for the Energy Technologies Institute. The project aims to understand the greenhouse gas emissions associated with bioenergy.
A study on the
consumer use, disposal and end of life systems of single-serve coffee capsules towards
the development of sustainability strategy. (2016)
This project investigated the limited recyclability of
single-serve coffee capsule by analysing the consumer behaviour, disposal
and end-of-life fates of current capsules across Europe. This project was commissioned to the NNFCC by a large, multi-national
brand owner in the development of their single-serve sustainability strategy.
options for Jersey (2016)
Paula was a key contributor to this follow-on project commissioned by the State of Jersey to
investigate alternative food and non-food crops to be grown on the island.