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Svetlana Obydenkova is PhD candidate at the Eindhoven University of Technology and at the Maastricht University, working on the incorporation of lignin-based carbon into the broader circular economy. Within this project, she focuses on environmental and economic optimization of designs with the overall aim to deliver sustainable product to the society. Svetlana has double MSc degree in Energy Technology and Sustainable Fuels Economy obtained from KTH Royal Institute of Technology and AGH University of Science and Technology. She has also environmental engineering degree obtained from the Moscow State University of Fine Chemical Technologies. Svetlana's background comprises more than ten years of working experience in the field of environmental impact assessment, life cycle assessment and environmental engineering in the energy and mining sectors.


(2018) “Prospects of applying 3-D printing to economics of remote communities: Reindeer herder case” by Obydenkova, S., Anzalone, N. C., & Pearce, J. M. in Journal of Enterprising Communities, 12(4), 488–509.

(2017) “Environmental economics of lignin derived transport fuels” by Svetlana V. Obydenkova, Panos D. Kouris, Emiel J.M. Hensen, Hero J. Heeres and Michael D. Boot in Bioresource Technology, 243, pp. 589-599. Available at:

(2016) “Technical viability of mobile solar photovoltaic systems for indigenous nomadic communities in northern latitudes” by Obydenkova, S.V. & Pearce, J.M. in Renewable Energy, 89, pp.253–267. Available at: