Group of Environmental Biotechnology

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

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Group of Environmental Biotechnology

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

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2.1.3 LCA-assisted decision-making

In a global world as ours, which is facing global challenges, science-based assessments are the key to monitoring progress and support the decisions. But when decisions are taken, there is always a risk of problem shifting as one solution to a particular problem may create another one elsewhere. This is where Life Cycle Thinking (by means of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and other related tools) LCT) comes in, by broadening the focus in order to be able to understand and include the whole environmental, social and economic implications of our decisions to identify potential conflicts, synergies and trade-offs.


· Integrative process development for biopolymer production through the valorisation of lipidic waste streams (ECOPOLYVER) Spanish Government (PID2020-112550RB-C21) (2021 - 2024)

· Pushing the frontier of circular agriculture by converting residues into economic, social and environmental opportunities (AGRILOOP) European Commission. (HORIZON-CL6-2022-CIRCBIO-01) (2022 - 2026)

· Impulso a la bioeconomía rural revalorizando la ganaderia extensiva de montaña vinculada a la conservación de la biodiversidad (RURALtXA!) Spanish Government

· Predictive mOdelling Tools to evaluate the Effects of Climate change on food safety (PROTECT)European Commission. Horizon 2020 Programme. Innovative Training Networks (ITN). CALL: H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018. EU project 813329, MSCA-ITN-ETN (2019 - 2023)

Completed Projects

· Unlocking the potential of Sustainable BiodegradabLe Packaging (USABLE Packaging)
European Commission. Horizon 2020 Programme. Call: H2020-BBI-JTI-2018 (2019 - 2021)

· Facing the treatment/recovery of saline wastewater to assure future water availability (TREASURE-TECHNOSALT)
Agencia Estatal de Investigación (Retos 2017. CTQ2017-83225-C2-1-R) (2018-2020)

· Quantitative tools for sustainable food and energy in the food chain. Cooperation and Innovation for Good Practices (Q-SAFE)