25 years of Science and Innovation

Belmira Neto

Senior Researcher

Academic position: Assistant Professor (FEUP)

Background: PhD in Environmental Sciences from the University of Wageningen, The Netherlands

Major research topics

  • Sustainability Assessment
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Social Life Cycle Assessment
  • Carbon and Water Footprint
  • Sustainable Procurement


Selected Publications

Bôto, J.M., Rocha, A., Miguéis, V., Meireles, M., Neto, B. Sustainability Dimensions of the Mediterranean Diet: A Systematic Review of the Indicators Used and Its Results (2022). Advances in Nutrition, 13 (5), pp. 2015-2038. DOI: 10.1093/advances/nmac066

Forte, A., Dourado, F., Mota, A., Neto, B., Gama, M., Ferreira, E.C. Life cycle assessment of bacterial cellulose production (2021). International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 26 (5), pp. 864-878. DOI: 10.1007/s11367-021-01904-2

Neto, B. Analysis of sustainability criteria from European public procurement schemes for foodservices (2020). Science of the Total Environment, 704, art. no. 135300.DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135300

Costa, D., Neto, B., Danko, A.S., Fiúza, A. Life Cycle Assessment of a shale gas exploration and exploitation project in the province of Burgos, Spain (2018). Science of the Total Environment, 645, pp. 130-145. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.07.085

Silva, C.B., Valente, L.M.P., Matos, E., Brandão, M., Neto, B.

Life cycle assessment of aquafeed ingredients (2018). International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 23 (5), pp. 995-1017. DOI: 10.1007/s11367-017-1414-8

Selected Projects

HyGreen&LowEmissions - Tackling Climate Change Impacts: the role of Green Hydrogen production, storage and use, together with low emissions energy systems, funded by CCDRN. P2020|Norte2020-Projetos Integrados ICD. Beginning: 2021. Duration: 27 months. Role: Researcher

SAFEGOAL - Tornar mais seguros os relvados sintéticos com enchimento de grãos de borracha de pneus reciclados (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-028101), funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia. Beginning: 2019. Duration: 48 months. Role: Researcher

LAunching New SILOxane Treatments: assessing effluent, sludge and air quality and improving biogas production in WWTPs (POCI-01-0145-FEDER-032084). Funded by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia. Beginning: 2019. Duration: 48 months. Role: Researcher

Environmental impact modelling using Life Cycle Assessment methodology, of technologies using different alternatives for CO2 capture (and post-capture solutions), and of the development and implementation of new technologies, funded by FEUP/NET4CO2/2021-77722. Beginning: 2021. Duration: 9 months. Role: Principal Investigator

Eco-Innovation of Pharmaceutical Buildings Supporting in Sustainable LCA Tools (ECO/08/239082/SI2.540164), funded by the European commission. Beginning: 2009. Duration: 36 months. Role: Researcher




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