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Research interests

Sustainablity of Energy crops production. Food Packaging. Food Quality. Food Safety. Food Technology.

Personal information

Associate Professor at Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal. Researcher at MEtRiCS, Mechanical Engineering and Resource Sustainability Center, hosted by Universidade do Minho and Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. She has been working with energy crops for more than 25 years, with special interest on studies related with the sustainability of energy crops production (use of marginal land; efficient use of water and mineral resources; environmental impact assessment studies to detect options for systems improvement). Parallel to those activities, she has also been working in the field of Food Technology and Safety, by testing natural compounds extracted from plants into biopolymers for food packaging or as additives for food preservation.

Education/Academic qualification

Environmental Sciences, Doctorate, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT)

… → 2015

Food Technology, Master, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT)

… → 1996

Applied Chemistry, Bachelor, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (FCT)

19851990

Keywords

  • QD Chemistry
  • S Agriculture (General)
  • Energy crops
  • Food technology
  • TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
  • Environmental Risk Assessment
  • phytoremediation
  • Food packaging
  • Bioenergy

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Research Output 1995 2019

7 Citations (Scopus)

Activity of chitosan-montmorillonite bionanocomposites incorporated with rosemary essential oil: From in vitro assays to application in fresh poultry meat

Souza, V. G. L., Pires, J. R. A., Vieira, É. T., Coelhoso, I. M., Duarte, M. P. & Fernando, A. L., 1 Apr 2019, In : Food Hydrocolloids. 89, p. 241-252 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bentonite
Essential oils
Poultry
Meats
rosemary
biocomposites
Essential oils
essential oil
Antioxidants
films (materials)
chitosan
montmorillonite
films (materials)
essential oils
ginger
5 Citations (Scopus)

Production of nanocellulose from lignocellulosic biomass wastes: Prospects and limitations

Pires, J. R. A., Souza, V. G. L. D. & Fernando, A. L., 1 Jan 2019, Innovation, Engineering and Entrepreneurship. Veiga, G., Machado, J. & Soares, F. (eds.). Springer Verlag, p. 719-725 7 p. (Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering; vol. 505).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Biomass
Mechanical properties
Petroleum products
Biodegradability
Biopolymers
3 Citations (Scopus)
20 Downloads (Pure)

Aided Phytostabilization of Mine Waste

Barbosa, B. & Fernando, A. L., 4 Jan 2018, Bio-Geotechnologies for Mine Site Rehabilitation. Elsevier, p. 147-157 11 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
File
mine waste
soil
revegetation
environmental degradation
environmental risk

Activities 2002 2019

  • 3 Editorial activity
  • 2 Membership of board
  • 1 Participation in conference

Industrial Crops and Products (Journal)

Ana Luísa Almaça da Cruz Fernando (Guest editor)
1 Feb 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

27th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition

Ana Luísa Almaça da Cruz Fernando (Member of programme committee)
27 May 201930 May 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

Heliyon (Journal)

Ana Luísa Almaça da Cruz Fernando (Editor)
1 Jun 2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Industrial Crops and Products (Journal)

Ana Luísa Almaça da Cruz Fernando (Guest editor)
1 Jan 2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity