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Group of Environmental Biotechnology

Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

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Almudena Hospido


Research | Publications | Patents | Projects | Contracts | Doctoral Theses | MS Theses | Awards

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. USC International Relations Coordinator from September 2013 to April 2014 and Vice-rector of Internationalization from September 2015 to June 2018. Her CV includes 63 papers in peer-review journals (52 SCI – H-index=24), 10 book chapters and the supervision of 4 PhD Theses. Her current research interests are related to the application and development of Life Cycle Assessment and Environmental Footprints, with special focus on the water and wastewater sector and on the food production and processing industry, as well as to energy efficiency analysis within the wastewater sector (check www.enerwater.eu).

Scientific Profiles

Publications
Fostering the valorization of organic wastes into carboxylates by a computer-aided design tool
Magazine/book: Waste Management
Volume: 142
Pages: 101-110
Date of publication: 01/04/2022
Publishing house: Elsevier Ltd.
ISBN: 0956-053X
Impact Index: 7.15
Quartil: Q1
Decil: D2
DOI: link
Life cycle methods and experiences of environmental sustainability assessments in the wine sector
Authors: Almudena Hospido
Authors-Ext: Beatriz Rivela, Cristina Gazulla
J. Miguel Costa, Sofia Catarino, José M. Escalona
Magazine/book: Improving Sustainable Viticulture and Winemaking Practices
Pages: 351-370
Chapter: 18
Date of publication: 21/03/2022
Publishing house: Elsevier-Academic Press
ISBN: 978-0-323-85150-3
Strategies to mitigate food safety risk while minimizing environmental impacts in the era of climate change
Authors-Ext: J.F. Rodney, G. Boué, J.M. Membré
Magazine/book: Trends in Food Science & Technology
Date of publication: 08/03/2022
Publishing house: Elsevier Ltd.
ISBN: 0924-3053
Impact Index: 12.56
Quartil: Q1
Decil: D1
DOI: link
Projects
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
Predictive mOdelling Tools to evaluate the Effects of Climate change on food safety (PROTECT)
Main researcher: Almudena Hospido
Working Group: Miguel Mauricio, Paola Guzmán
Financial organism: European Commission. Horizon 2020 Programme. Innovative Training Networks (ITN). CALL: H2020-MSCA-ITN-2018
Reference: EU project 813329, MSCA-ITN-ETN
Amount 210384.00€
Partners: U. College Dublin (Coordinator), U. of Malta, KU Leuven, ONIRIS, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, U. of Nottingham, CREME, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United, Danone, Feiraco, NIZO Food Research, Nestlé, ARLA Foods
Date of publication: 01/04/2019
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)