20 years of Science and Innovation

Teresa Mata

Assistant Researcher

Background: PhD in Chemical Engineering – Faculty of Engineering of Porto, Portugal

Major research topics

  • Production of biofuels and biorefineries from various feedstocks
  • Microalgae for biofuels and biorefinery, including cultivation with wastewater treatment or CO2 sequestration, biomass harvesting and fractionation, components extraction
  • Life cycle assessment (LCA) and sustainability evaluation of products and processes, based on sustainability Indicators
  • Waste management and treatment technologies
  • Circular economy
  • Design and simulation of chemical processes

Selected Publications

Teresa M. Mata, Daniela Correia, Soraia Andradea, Elisabete Matos, António A. Martins, Nídia S. Caetano, 2018. Fish oil enzymatic esterification for acidity reduction, Waste and Biomass Valorization, pp. 1-11. DOI: 10.1007/s12649-018-0357-z

Mata T. M., Fábio Pinto, Nídia Caetano, António A. Martins,  2018. Economic and environmental analysis of animal fats acidity reduction by enzymatic esterification. Journal of Cleaner Production, Journal of Cleaner Production 184, 481-489. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.02.253

Martins A. A., A. R. Araújo, A. Graça, N. S. Caetano, T. M. Mata,  2018. Towards sustainable wine: Comparison of two Portuguese wines. Journal of Cleaner Production 183, 662-676. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2018.02.057

Mata TM, Martins AA, Caetano NS. 2018. Bio-refinery Approach for Spent Coffee Grounds Valorization. Bioresource Technology, 247, 1077-1084. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2017.09.106

Mata, TM; Mendes, AM., Caetano NS, Martins, AA. 2014. Sustainability and Economic Evaluation of Microalgae Grown in Brewery Wastewater. Bioresource Technology 168: 151-158. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biortech.2014.04.091

Selected Projects

“Sustainable Production of Biofuels and other Bioproducts from Microalgae”, Reference IF/01093/2014/CP1249/CT0003, Funded by FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia. Budget: 50 000,00 €; Beginning: 2015. Duration: 60 months. Role: principal investigator.

“ECOPHARMABUILDING: Eco-Innovation of Pharmaceutical Buildings Supporting in Sustainable LCA Tools”, Reference: ECO/08/239082/SI2.540164. Funded by CIP ECO-INNOVATION, CIP - Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme, EACI, European Commission. FEUP budget: 100 000,00 €; Dates: from 2009-10-1 to 2012-9-30. Role: principal investigator.

“Estudo do potencial de redução de acidez de gorduras animais provenientes da transformação de subprodutos”, Reference: PP-IJUP2014-SOJA, Funded by Soja de Portugal SGPS. Budget: 4 000,00 €; Beginning: 2015. Duration: 12 months. Role: principal investigator.

“Tratamento de Efluente Cervejeiro por Microalgas com Valorização da Biomassa para Biodiesel”, Reference: PP-IJUP2011-UNICER-107. Funded by UNICER S.A. Budget: 5 000,00 €; Dates: from October 2011 to December 2012. Role: principal investigator.

“Valorização de Óleos e Gorduras Animais para a Produção de Biodiesel”, Reference: IPG207/2010. Funded by Grupo Santander. Budget 3 500, 00 €. Dates: from October 2010 to December 2011. Role: principal investigator.



Email: tmatafe.up.pt


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