SOPHyE team

Topic "Strategies and environmental analysis for the bioeconomy"

A few words

The transition to low fossil carbon economies

This theme considers the transition to low fossil carbon economies. Alternative carbon sources considered include waste biomass or other biomass that does not compete directly with food, atmospheric carbon captured by capture technologies (DAC), and recycled carbon (circular economy). It strives to determine, at the scale of a given territory, the combinations of carbon sources and technologies to convert them into different products and services to be implemented, in order to ensure long-term sustainability. This theme interacts with themes 1-4 and relies on different methodologies, including life cycle analysis, geo-spatial analysis and soil organic carbon simulation, and to a lesser extent energy systems analysis. It includes a variety of research questions and projects concerning both methodological development (e.g. LCA-planetary boundary integration, dynamic LCA) and pathway analyses (e.g. non-fossil methane production with or without biomass, with or without hydrogen production by water electrolysis) and socio-economic issues.

Stratégies et analyse environnementale pour la bioéconomie

Ongoing projects 


Quantifying and Deploying Responsible Negative Emissions

Assessing the realistic potential of Negative Emission Technologies and Practices and their contribution to climate neutrality, as a supplementary strategy to emissions mitigation.

Horizon 2020. 2020 – 2024. 16 partners.


Build a foundation for establishing geo-localized, time-dependent and sustainable strategies for the development of bioeconomy in France, which strive to optimize carbon circularity.

Make Our Planet Great Again Grant. 2018 – 2023.


Involving local stakeholders to define the strategic role of bioenergy and agroecology towards a crisis-resilient EuroRegion (Occitanie, Catalonia, Baleares).

EuroRegion Pyrenees Mediterranee. 2021.