CRETUS STAFF

Almudena Hospido Quintana

• Contracted Doctor Professor
• Department: Chemical Engineering
• Center: Institute of Technological Research (USC)
• Research Group: Environmental Biotechnology Group (BIOGROUP)
• Tel .: +34 8818 16797
• Email: almudena.hospido@usc.es
• Group Web: www.usc.es/biogrup
• Personal website: http://www.usc.es/biogroup/users/almudena-hospido

Bio
Professor hired doctor of the Department of Chemical Engineering since February 2013 and Vice-rector for Internationalization since September 2015. My research work focuses on the field of Environmental Management, and in particular on the development and application of different methodologies for product evaluation. and more sustainable processes (Life Cycle Analysis, carbon footprint and water footprint). This research activity is materialized in the publication of more than 50 scientific articles in international journals (42 with SCI), and eight book chapters, in addition to more than 70 contributions to congresses (mostly international). Thus, the research activity for the period 2003-2015 has an H index equal to 19 and I have two sections of the research activity evaluated positively (2003-2008, 2009-2014) by the CNEAI.

I have participated in several research projects both at regional, national and European level (highlighting the coordination of the ENERWATER project (www.enerwater.eu), the first project coordinated by the USC in the Horizon 2020 program) and various research contracts with various companies (Aquagest, Conservas Calvo, Feiraco, etc.) and organizations (FAO).

During this time I have also co-directed two doctoral theses in the framework of the development of LCA and its application to the wastewater treatment sector, and currently I supervise three more. I am editor of the “Wastewater treatment and management” section of the “International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment” magazine, as well as reviewer of various international scientific journals.

Lines of investigation
• Environmental management: application and development of different methodologies for evaluating products and more sustainable processes
– Methodologies: Life Cycle Analysis, Carbon Footprint, Water Footprint
– Application sectors: productive, for example food and beverage sector, and services, for example wastewater treatment and waste management
• Energy – water link: Energy efficiency in urban wastewater treatment Current projects
• Standard method and online tool for assessing and improving the energy efficiency of wastewater treatment plants (ENERWATER). (G.A. No 649819). (March 2015 – February 2018). H2020-EE-2014-3-MarketUptake – Coordinated Support Action. European Comission. IP: Almudena Hospido (coordinator). € 230,125.
• Quantitative tools for sustainable food and energy in the food chain. Cooperation and Innovation for Good Practices (Q-SAFE). (September 2014 – August 2018). Erasmus + KA2 (Strategic Associations). European Comission. IP: Almudena Hospido. € 31,950.
• Sustainable system for the recovery of wastewater from fish canning through the production of biopolymers (FISHPOL). (CTQ2014-55021-R). (2014-2017). 6 PN – Chemical Technology. MINECO. IP: Anuska Mosquera. € 000.
• Holistic technology with a low environmental footprint for wastewater treatment aimed at minimizing greenhouse gases, micro and nanocontaminants (HOLSIA). (CTM2013-46750-R). (01.01.2014 – 12.31.2016). MINECO, Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. IP: Juan M. Garrido. € 000.
• Competitive Reference Groups. Consolidation and Structuring Program for competitive research units. (GRC 2013-032). (2013-2016) Xunta de Galicia. Ministry of culture, education and order. IP. Juan M. Lema. € 370000.00

Main Indicators (2005-2015)
• SCI research publications: 42
• H index: 19
• SCOPUS Citation: 1029
• Books: 1
• Book chapters: 8
• Research publications without impact index: 11
• International participation: (conferences, presentations): 81

Most relevant publications
A. Hospido, P. Tyedmers. “Life Cycle Environmental Impacts of Spanish Tuna Fisheries”. Fisheries Research (2005). 76:174-186.

G. Edwards-Jones, Ll. Milà i Canals, N. Hounsome, M. Truninger, G. Koerber, B. Hounsome, P. Cross, E.H. York, A. Hospido, K. Plassmann, I.M. Harris, R.T. Edwards, G.A.S. Day, A.D. Tomos, S.J. Cowell, D.L. Jones. “Testing the assertion that “local food is best”: the challenges of an evidence based approach”. Trends in Food Science & Technology (2008). 19:265-274.

G. Rodriguez-Garcia, M. Molinos-Senante, A. Hospido, F. Hernandez, M.T. Moreira, G. Feijoo. “Environmental and economic profile of six typologies of wastewater treatment plants”. Water Research (2011). 45:5997-6010

M. Carballa, C. Duran, A. Hospido. “Should we pre-treat solid waste prior to anaerobic digestion? An assessment of its environmental cost”. Environmental
Science & Technology (2011). 45(24):10306–10314.

Ll. Corominas, J. Foley, J.S. Guest, A. Hospido, H.F. Larsen, S. Morera, A. Shaw. “Life Cycle Assessment applied to Wastewater Treatment: State of the Art”. Water
Research (2013). 47:5480-5492

L. Roibás, A. Elbehrib, A. Hospido. “Carbon footprint along the Ecuadorian banana supply chain: methodological improvements and calculation tool”. Journal of Cleaner Production (2013). 112:2441-2451

Most relevant publications
A. Hospido, P. Tyedmers. “Life Cycle Environmental Impacts of Spanish Tuna Fisheries”. Fisheries Research (2005). 76: 174-186.

G. Edwards-Jones, Ll. Milà i Canals, N. Hounsome, M. Truninger, G. Koerber, B. Hounsome, P. Cross, E.H. York, A. Hospido, K. Plassmann, I.M. Harris, R.T. Edwards, G.A.S. Day, A.D. Tomos, S.J. Cowell, D.L. Jones. “Testing the assertion that“ local food is best ”: the challenges of an evidence based approach”. Trends in Food Science & Technology (2008). 19: 265-274.

G. Rodriguez-Garcia, M. Molinos-Senante, A. Hospido, F. Hernandez, M.T. Moreira, G. Feijoo. “Environmental and economic profile of six typologies of wastewater treatment plants”. Water Research (2011). 45: 5997-6010

M. Carballa, C. Duran, A. Hospido. Should we pre-treat solid waste prior to anaerobic digestion? An assessment of its environmental cost ”. Environmental
Science & Technology (2011). 45 (24): 10306–10314.

Ll. Corominas, J. Foley, J.S. Guest, A. Hospido, H.F. Larsen, S. Morera, A. Shaw. “Life Cycle Assessment applied to Wastewater Treatment: State of the Art”. Toilet
Research (2013). 47: 5480-5492

L. Roibás, A. Elbehrib, A. Hospido. “Carbon footprint along the Ecuadorian banana supply chain: methodological improvements and calculation tool”. Journal of Cleaner Production (2013). 112: 2441-2451