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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Sara Gonzalez

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Sara González

Associate Professor

Chemical engineer as degree (USC, 2005), she got her PhD in 2009. She is postdoctoral researcher at the University of Santiago de Compostela under the Ramón y Cajal fellowship. Her main research topics include the sustainability assessment applying life cycle assessment and carbon footprint in industrial, forestry, agricultural and food sectors. These research activities have produced 3 PhD theses (currently, she is co-director of 1 Ph.D. thesis), 100 papers published in international journals (56 as first author; 88 Q1, 10 Q2 and 2 Q3), 8 book chapters and 3 national publications. She has an H-index of 27 (with 2020 total citations by SCOPUS, 03/09/2018). She obtained the Young research award “Agustin de Betancourt y Molina” medal by Spanish Royal Academy of Engineering in November 2016.

Scientific Profiles

Progress of social assessment in the framework of bioeconomy under a life cycle perspective
Magazine/book: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Volume: 175
Date of publication: 01/04/2023
Publishing house: Elsevier
DOI: link
Addressing the food, nutrition and environmental nexus: The role of socio-economic status in the nutritional and environmental sustainability dimensions of dietary patterns in Chile
Magazine/book: Journal of Cleaner Production
Volume: 379
Issue: Part 1
Date of publication: 15/12/2022
Publishing house: Elsevier
DOI: link
Blue carbon accounting as metrics to be taken into account towards the target of GHG emissions mitigation in fisheries
Magazine/book: Science of the Total Environment
Volume: 847
Pages: 157558
Date of publication: 15/11/2022
Publishing house: Elsevier
ISBN: 0048-9697
Impact Index: 7.96
Quartil: Q1
Decil: D1
DOI: link
Enhancing diversity in mediterranean cereal farming systems (CerealMed)
Main researcher: Sara Gonzalez
Working Group: Maite Moreira
Financial organism: Horizon 2020, PRIMA
Reference: PCI2020-111978
Scope: Proyecto europeo
Date of publication: 20/05/2020
Developing a Decision Support System for sustainable urban metabolism in Spain combining Environmental and Socio-Economic indicators (SENSE)
Main researcher: Sara Gonzalez
Research Group: Gumersindo Feijoo, Maite Moreira
Working Group: Manuel Rama
Financial organism: MINECO. Excelencia 2016. Co-funded by FEDER (UE).
Reference: (CTQ2016-75136-P)
Amount 140360.00€
Scope: Proyecto nacional
Date of publication: 30/12/2016
Integración de estrategias de economía circular y metabolismo urbano en ciudades españolas
Main researcher: Sara Gonzalez
Research Group: Juan M. Garrido
Working Group: Xavier Esteve
Financial organism: Xunta de Galicia (Galician Government). Co-funded by FEDER (UE).
Reference: (ED431F 2016/001)
Amount 115000.00€
Scope: Proyecto autonómico
Date of publication: 01/01/2016
Doctoral Theses
Transición do consumo de alimentos cara a patróns sostibles baseados en aspectos ambientais, nutricionais e socioeconómicos
Authors: Xavier Esteve
Date: 27/01/2022
European doctorate: X
Cum Laude: X
Developing an integrated framework to quantify sustainability indicators in the context of urban systems
Authors: Manuel Rama
Date: 15/07/2021
Sustainability diagnosis of alternative technologies for the management of agri-food and urban waste
Authors: Isabel Noya
Date: 06/09/2018
European doctorate: x
Master Theses
Cuantificación de la huella de carbon de Cádiz: comparación de metodologías
Authors: Eduardo Entrena
Supervisors: Sara Gonzalez
Date: 14/02/2020

Máster en Enxeñaría Ambiental

Patrones de consumo en España: ¿Cuánto se alejan de la dieta mediterránea?
Authors: Milena Álvarez
Date: 08/07/2019
Análise da sostibilidade da dieta atlántica dende unha perspectiva de ciclo de vida
Authors: Carmela Darriba
Date: 18/09/2017
Young Researchers Award 2016." Agustín de Betancourt y Molina" Medal
Authors: Sara Gonzalez
Date of publication: 22/11/2016
Aquaenvec. BEST LIFE Environment project 2015
Date of publication: 31/05/2016
Eco design project "Nueva Serie 900 ARCOS"
Authors-Ext: Research group Sostenipra -Inèdit-ICTA (Autonomous University of Barcelona)
Date of publication: 15/10/2013
Helping engineering students to discover the transversal skill of environmental sensitivity through the evaluation of their daily eating habits
Type: Oral presentation
Magazine/book: Resúmenes VI Congreso de Innovación Docente en Ingeniería Química (CIDIQ)
Pages: 36
Date: 11/07/2022
ISBN: 978-84-09-42482-5
Organization: Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Departamento de Ingeniería Química y de Materiales
City: Madrid (Spain)
National: X
The Production of Itaconic acid based on Wheat Straw: A Life Cycle Approach
Type: Oral presentation
Magazine/book: Book of abstracts 9th International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation – WasteEng22
Date: 27/06/2022
Organization: WasteEng Conference Series, Technical University of Denmark – DTU, IMT Mines Albi
City: Copenague (Dinamarca)
International: X
Isobutene production from wheat straw in a biorefinery perspective: A life cycle analysis
Type: Oral presentation
Magazine/book: Book of abstracts CORFU 2022 9th International Conference on Sustainable Solid Waste Management
Date: 15/06/2022
Organization: National Technical University of Athens
City: Corfu (Greece)