Caitlin Burns – Bioeconomy Consultant, NNFCC

  • Speaker bio:

    I carry out policy, market, feedstock, sustainability and technology analysis of bioproducts, for UK and international clients. I am NNFCC’s lead original content writer for marketing material, and update the website and social media.

    Projects have involved research into utilising biowastes, IB, SynBio, biorefining, agriculture, biochemistry, and biogas among other things. I work with governments, industry, the EU, and academia on a range of projects, including:

    – Leading delivery for workpackages in Horizon 2020 project AgroCycle, aiming to valorise agri-waste across the EU and China http://www.agrocycle.eu/
    – Coordinating the Biohorizons consortium across Europe http://www.climate-kic.org/projects/biohorizons/
    – Lead author of a paper on policy barriers to bioeconomy innovation in the UK http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/bbb.1633/abstract
    – Lead author of Bioeconomy Policy Factsheets of EU countries (Biohorizons and BioBased NWE) http://www.nnfcc.co.uk/publications/bioeconomy-factsheet-uk
    – Lead author of a number of journal articles on AD deployment and markets
    http://www.ciwm-journal.co.uk/

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    – Lead author for WRAP’s AD and Compost Industry Status Report 2015
    – Research and author for ETI Bioenergy Pathways Project 2016
    – Developing an integrated speciality crop strategy for the Island State of Jersey
    – Locating sustainable local feedstocks of cellulose
    – Producing public engagement leaflets about anaerobic digestion
    – Market research of microalgae and seaweed companies in the UK and Europe for EnAlgae
    – Building a database of UK Industrial Biotechnology companies
    – Building a database of UK Bioenergy policies, deployment, and production statistics
    – Research on wood markets and Ofgem sustainability reporting for DECC
    – Giving presentations at conferences and lectures at Universities
    – Attending bioeconomy tradeshows and events

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