Sarah Audouin (2015)

Sarah Audouin is an agronomist from the Superior Institute of Agriculture in Lille (Master degree, 2009), specialized in tropical agronomy from Institut for Higher Education in Agri-food Industry and Rural Development (IRC) in Montpellier Supagro (2010) and doctor in geography in Paris 1 and in the International Institute for Water and Environmental Engineering in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (PhD degree, 2014). Her PhD focuses on the interactions between innovation systems and rural territory in Burkina Faso, with two examples : cashew nut (as food product) and jatropha (as energy product). Her main area of expertise and ongoing research covers the integration of biomass energy in production spaces. She has recently been recruted in CIRAD in the BioWooEB research unit for the Syngas projet in the Reunion Island. The purpose of the projet is to produce electricty from crop or forest residues through gazeification. The main objective of her study is to analyze the biomass availabilty for energy-use, identify the related supply-chain and conduct an environmental assessment with LCA.

Pyrène Larrey-Lassalle (2009-2017)

Pyrène Larrey-Lassalle is engineer in environmental processes, particularly eco-processes, from the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA) of Toulouse. After working in a private consulting agency in eco-design and LCA (Life Cycle Assessment), she joined the ELSA team in October 2009. At that time she is in charge of managing and carrying out two industrial and institutional research projects in LCA: ANR COPOTERM (Innovative process for metal recovery in industrial wastewater) and ANR DEMETHER (Valorization of agricultural by-products for the production of a new insulation material). She is also involved in training for professionals and students, and conducts LCA studies and critical reviews (expertise) for private firms and/or consulting companies.

From March 2014, she begins a thesis (funded by the Industrial Research Chair ELSA-PACT) about the “Harmonization of environmental assessment methods: Convergence of “product-oriented” (LCA) and “site-oriented” approaches used in impact assessment studies – Application to examples in water management”.

Topics:  Environmental Assessment, Life cycle assessment, Site-oriented approach, Agro-bio-processes, Water management