Sara Badenes

R&D Executive Officer at A4F

Sara Badenes is a Chemical engineer with a PhD in Biotechnology from Instituto Superior Técnico. Her PhD was in the field of enzymatic catalysis for the production of biodiesel from vegetable oils.
At the Bioengineering Department of the Instituto Superior Técnico and at IBB (Institute for Bioengineering and Biosciences), she held a post-doctoral research position for 6 years, where she was involved in R&D projects focused on the scale-up of human induced pluripotent stem cells expansion and differentiation for their potential application in regenerative medicine.
She joined A4F – Algae for future in 2016 and at this moment her main activity is the business development area leading the activities of DBOT (design, build, operate and transfer) of microalgae cultivation facilities. As Senior R&D Project Manager, she is also involved in several international projects. This Portuguese company develops bioengineering projects for the industrial production of microalgae-based products for different applications: food, feed, fiber, fertilizer, pharma and fuel, as a contribution to a sustainable future.