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Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

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Almudena Hospido


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Almudena Hospido

Associate Professor

Born in Santiago de Compostela (1976), where she lives now with her daughter (2008) and her son (2012). Chemical engineer as degree, she got her PhD on Chemical and Environmental Engineering in 2005 and achieved her position as Associate Professor at the Department of Chemical Engineering in 2013. Her research interests are related to the application and development of Life Cycle Thinking, i.e. Life Cycle Assessment (both from a product and territorial perspective) and Environmental Footprints, with special focus on the water and wastewater sector and on the food production and processing industry. Besides, she has also worked on methodologies for energy efficiency analysis within the wastewater sector where she successful coordinated the ENERWATER project (CSA - H2020: 2015 - 2018), in which a methodology for the evaluation and improvement of energy efficiency in wastewater treatment plants was developed. The ENERWATER methodology received a very positive reception by the CEN technical committee responsible for water and wastewater engineering (CEN/TC165) resulting in the approval and publication of the CEN/TR 17614 Standard method for assessing and improving the energy efficiency of wastewater treatment plans.

Her CV includes more than 80 documents, of which 65 are peer-reviewed papers in international journals (H-index=37, and more than 4,200 citations). Besides, she is the subject editor responsible for the "Wastewater treatment and management" section of the "International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment" and of the "circular economy and water sensitive cities" section of IWA Open Water Journal.

Finally, she was Vice-Rector for Internationalization of the USC (01/09/2015-4/06/2018), being responsible for the first internationalisation strategic plan of the university, CEO of Cursos Internacionales de la USC (27/10/2015-22/06/2018) and Coordinator of Foreign Relations of the USC (01/09/2013-24/04/2014)..

Scientific Profiles

Publications
Quantifying current and future raw milk losses due to bovine mastitis on European dairy farms under climate change scenarios
Authors-Ext: Rajat Nag, Ismael Martínez, Enda Cummins
Magazine/book: Science of the Total Environment
Volume: 833
Pages: 155149
Date of publication: 10/08/2022
Publishing house: Elsevier, B.V.
ISBN: 0048-9697
Impact Index: 10.75
Quartil: Q1
Decil: D1
DOI: link
Analysing the interaction between the dairy sector and climate change from a life cycle perspective: A review
Authors-Ext: Anna Flysjö
Magazine/book: Trends in Food Science & Technology
Volume: 126
Pages: 168-179
Date of publication: 01/08/2022
Publishing house: Elsevier Ltd.
ISBN: 0924-3053
Impact Index: 12.56
Quartil: Q1
Decil: D1
DOI: link
Conclusions book "Assessing progress towards ustainability: Frameworks, tools and case studies"
Authors: Almudena Hospido
Authors-Ext: Carmen Teodosiu, Silvia Fiore
Editors: Almudena Hospido
Carmen Teodosiu, Silvia Fiore
Magazine/book: Assessing progress towards sustainability: Frameworks, tools and case studies
Pages: 431-435
Chapter: 21
Date of publication: 02/04/2022
Publishing house: Elsevier
ISBN: 978-0-232-85851-9
Projects
Impulso a la bioeconomía rural revalorizando la ganaderia extensiva de montaña vinculada a la conservación de la biodiversidad (RURALtXA!)
Main researcher: Almudena Hospido
Financial organism: Fundación Biodiversidad. Mº de Transición Ecológica y el reto demográfico. Plan de recuperación, transformación y Resiliencia
Scope: Proyecto nacional
Partners: Hazi Fundazioa (Coordinator). USC y UDC (Partners)
Date of publication: 16/09/2022
Integrative process development for biopolymer production through the valorisation of lipidic waste streams (ECOPOLYVER)
Main researcher: Anuska Mosquera, Almudena Hospido
Working Group: Angeles Val
Financial organism: Spanish Government
Reference: PID2020-112550RB-C21
Amount 170126.00€
Scope: Proyecto nacional
Date of publication: 01/09/2021
Unlocking the potential of Sustainable BiodegradabLe Packaging (USABLE Packaging)
Main researcher: Almudena Hospido
Financial organism: European Commission. Horizon 2020 Programme. Call: H2020-BBI-JTI-2018
Reference: EU ID: 836884
Amount 292059.00€
Scope: Proyecto europeo
Date of publication: 16/06/2019
Contracts
Incremento do valor da gama de leite modificado unicla mediante a reducion da pegada de carbono e declaracion na etiqueta
Main researcher: Almudena Hospido
Working Group: Sara Gonzalez
Financial organism: FEIRACO SOCIEDADE COOPERATIVA GALEGA (vía a Consellería do Medio Rural e do Mar)
Amount 30910.00€
Date of publication: 22/07/2013
A life cycle analysis and environmental impact assesment of banana value chain in Ecuador
Main researcher: Almudena Hospido
Working Group: Laura Roibás
Financial organism: FAO
Amount 24615.00€
Date of publication: 01/07/2013
Asistencia técnica en el proceso de actualización y revisión detallada de los estudios de Análisis de Ciclo de Vida del atún en conserva
Main researcher: Almudena Hospido
Financial organism: LUIS CALVO SANZ, S.A.
Amount 16970.00€
Date of publication: 10/06/2013
Doctoral Theses
Challenges implementing circular economy principles in the management of industrial saline effluents: from technology development to holistic assessment
Authors: Alba Roibás
Date: 16/06/2022
European doctorate: X
Cum Laude: X
Assessment of energy efficiency in wastewater treatment plants. Turning data into useful information
Authors: Stefano Longo
Date: 14/12/2018
European doctorate: x
Application and refinement of Territorial Life Cycle Assessment to the calculation of the carbon footprint and the normalization factors of Galicia
Authors-Ext: Laura Roibás
Supervisors: Almudena Hospido
Date: 13/07/2018
European doctorate: x
Master Theses
Evaluación ambiental da produción de sustratos para bioplásticos a partir de coproductos e residuos da industria agroalimentaria
Date: 14/09/2021

Máster in Chemical Engineering and Bioprocesses 

Produción de polihidroxibutirato(PHB) a partir de auga de cocción de mexillón (MPW) empregando unha bacteria halófila
Date: 07/07/2021

Máster in Chemical Engineering and Bioprocesses 

Assessment of the production of bioplastics from industrial wastewater from fish canning industry
Authors: Giulia Zarroli
Supervisors: Almudena Hospido
Supervisors-Ext: Silvia Fiore
Date: 30/03/2020
Awards
ENERWATER Project: Best Energy Efficiency Project 2018
Authors-Ext: Stefano Longo
Date of publication: 05/03/2018
Congresses
Applying a systematic scenario methodology within a prospective LCA: a case study of PHA production
Authors-Ext: Bernhard Steubing
Type: Poster presentation
Magazine/book: Abstract book of SETAC EUROPE 32ND ANNUAL MEETING
Pages: 578 (733)
Date: 16/05/2022
ISBN: ISSN 2310-3043
City: Copenhague (Dinamarca)
Handling multifunctionality within a prospective LCA of a biobased emerging process: a case study of PHA production
Authors-Ext: Bernhard Steubing
Type: Poster presentation
Magazine/book: Abstract book of SETAC EUROPE 32ND ANNUAL MEETING
Pages: 586 (733)
Date: 16/05/2022
ISBN: 2310-3043
City: Copenhage (Denmark)
Computer-aided design tool for efficient decision making in volatile fatty acids production as precursors to PHA
Type: Oral Presentation
Magazine/book: 7th Mixed microbial culture PHA, properties and applications workshop
Date: 21/09/2021
City: Valencia (Spain)