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Dr. Neus Escobar

Dr. Neus Escobar

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Research interests

  • Economic modelling for energy and agricultural policy analysis
  • Land Use Change impacts
  • Life Cycle Assessment methodologies

Current research project

STRIVESustainable TRade and InnoVation transfer in the bioEconomy: from national strategies to global sustainable developments goals
(Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung)
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Academic education

2010-2015 Ph.D in Environmental Engineering at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain)
2003-2009 Agricultural Engineer with a major in environmental engineering and natural resource management, at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain)

Participation in research projects

2012-2014 Development of a methodology for integrating nutritional and ecological aspects for sustainable food consumption of the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (CTM2010-18118)
2014-2016 Design of a life-cycle indicator for sustainability in agricultural systems of the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (CTM2013-47340-R)
2016 Contribution to the sustainability of the rice cultivation in Saint Louis (Senegal) of the Development and Cooperation Division of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (ADSIDEO 2015)

Work experience

2015-2016 Post-doctoral research fellow at the Food Technology Department of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain) assessing the environmental, economic and social performances of agricultural processes under a Life Cycle approach, in order to provide an integrated indicator as a measure of their sustainability
2010-2014 Ph.D candidate at the Food Technology Department of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (Spain) analyzing environmental impacts of biodiesel production systems in the Spanish context including Land Use Change.  Teaching experience in food engineering and environmental management related topics

Research stays

2013 Visiting scholar at the Department of Agricultural Economics of Purdue University (IN, USA) for the application of the GTAP-BIO model in the study of global effects of recent European biofuel policies
2014 Visiting scholar at the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development of the Agricultural University of Athens (Greece) for the implementation of life cycle assessment into economic optimization models

Publications

Escobar, N., Ribal, J., Clemente, G., & Sanjuán, N. (2014). Consequential LCA of two alternative systems for biodiesel consumption in Spain, considering uncertainty. Journal of Cleaner Production, 79: 61-73.

Escobar, N., Ribal, F.J., Rodrigo, A., Clemente, G., Pascual, A., & Sanjuán, N. (2015). Uncertainty analysis in the environmental assessment of an integrated management system for restaurant and catering waste in Spain. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 20(2): 244-262.

Escobar, N., Ribal, F.J., Clemente, G., Rodrigo, A., Pascual, A., & Sanjuán, N. (2015). Uncertainty analysis in the financial assessment of an integrated management system for restaurant and catering waste in Spain. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 20(11): 1491-1510.

Ribal, F.J., Fenollosa, M.L., García-Segovia, P., Clemente, G., Escobar, N., & Sanjuán, N. (2016). Designing healthy, climate friendly and affordable school lunches. International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 21(5): 631-645.

Escobar, N., Manrique, C., Rozakis, S., Clemente, G., & Sanjuán, N. (2016). An agro-industrial model for the optimization of the biodiesel production in Spain to meet the European GHG reduction targets. Energy, 120: 619-631.

Escobar, N., Ramírez, C., Chueca, P., Moltó, E., Sanjuán, N. (2016). Multiyear Life Cycle Assessment of switchgrass (Panicum virgatum L.) production in the Mediterranean region of Spain: a comparative case study. Biomass and Bioenergy, 107: 74-85.

Conference contributions

Escobar, N., & Godar, J. (2018). Carbon footprint from Brazilian soybeans based on spatially-explicit life cycle inventories, including land use change. 28th SETAC Europe Annual Meeting. Rome (Italy). Accepted as poster contribution.

Escobar, N., & Godar, J. (2018). Carbon footprint from Brazilian soybeans based on spatially-explicit life cycle inventories, including land use change. 28th SETAC Europe Annual Meeting. Rome (Italy). Accepted as poster contribution.

Escobar, N., Haddad, S., & Britz, W. (2018). Economic and environmental implications of a target for bioplastics consumption: A CGE analysis. 21st Annual Conference on Global Economic Analysis, Cartagena de Indias (Colombia). Accepted as oral presentation.

Escobar, N., Haddad, S., Britz, W., & Börner, J. (2018). SDG trade-offs of increasing bioplastics consumption in a Computable General Equilibrium analysis. 22th ICABR Conference, Washington DC (United States). Accepted as oral presentation.

Escobar, N., Haddad, S., Britz, W., & Börner, J. (2018). Economic and environmental implications of a target for bioplastics consumption: A CGE analysis. 30th International Conference of Agricultural Economists. Vancouver (Canada). Accepted as oral presentation.

Escobar, N., Förster, J.J. (2017). Governing towards a sustainable Bioeconomy: a conceptual framework for Life Cycle Governance Analysis. SustEcon Conference: the Contribution of a Sustainable Economy to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, Berlin (Germany). Oral presentation.

Escobar, N., Bruckner, M,. & Börner, J. (2017). A framework for Consequential IO-LCA: cross-sectoral substitution effects due to an increased demand for bioplastics. The 23rd SETAC Europe LCA Case Studies Symposium: Consequential LCA for Decision Support, Barcelona (Spain). Oral presentation.


Last updated: Tuesday, October 10, 2017