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2009      MSc. Environmental Technologies, Galway Mayo                              Institute of Technology

2007       BSc. Environmental Science, NUI Galway

2017-2020 Speaker at several International Conferences and Events including 6th Annual IBioIC Conference, Glasgow

 

2019-2020 Member of the Expert Panel for the Impact Assessment of the European Partnership for a Circular Biobased Europe (successor to BBI JU) under the future Horizon Europe programme

James Gaffey is Co-Director of the Circular Bioeconomy Research Group (CIRCBIO) at Institute of Technology Tralee. James is Principal Investigator on the ICT-BIOCHAIN and BIOSWITCH projects, both funded through the Biobased Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU). He is currently coordinator of the EIP-Agri Biorefinery Glas, small-scale grass biorefinery demonstration project and part of the BIORBIC-led SFI Zero Farm C team. James is also a member of the core programme development team and lecturer on the Postgraduate Diploma in Bioeconomy with Business co-developed by IT Tralee, UCD and Teagasc. He has been a regular contributor to European-level studies into circular bioeconomy and is currently a member of the Expert Panel for the Impact Assessment of the European Partnership for a Circular Biobased Europe under the future Horizon Europe programme. James joined IT Tralee in 2016, working as biorefinery specialist on the EU Horizon 2020 AgriForValor Project. Prior to this, James worked in the biorefinery industry since 2009 with Sustainable Biopolymers, Cellulac Ltd and the Technology Centre for Biorefining and Bioenergy (NUI Galway) and through projects including Bio-Eire, Future European League for Microalgal Energy (FUEL4ME) and Sustainable Polymers from Algae Sugars and Hydrocarbons (SPLASH).