Gustave Coste (June 2017 – January 2021)

Gustave Coste is an agricultural engineer from Montpellier Supagro (AgroTIC specialization) graduated in 2013.

Specialized in IT and GIS for environment and agriculture, he worked as data manager and project animator at the “Groupe Chiroptères Languedoc-Roussillon” in 2014 and as information system manager in the French Southern and Antarctic Territories from 2015 to 2016.

He joined ELSA in June 2017 as research engineer at LBE (INRA) to work on LCA data traceability and exchange within ELSA team, and more globally to help the team with his IT expertise.

Yannick Biard

Yannick Biard is an agronomist from Montpellier SupAgro (Master’s Degree 2009) specialized in life cycle assessment, associated databases and calculations tools. He is also skilled in project management and calculation tools dedicated to agronomy and environment.

He first worked as the project manager of the Agri-BALYSE program (ADEME) in 2010. This participative program is developed by a large consortium consisting of ten institutes for applied agricultural research and three agricultural research institutes specialized in the environmental assessement of farming systems. The objective is to create a public life cycle inventory (LCI) database of French agricultural raw products, applying a consistent methodology for the establishment of LCIs of crop and animal products at the farm-gate.

Yannick Biard joined the CIRAD in 2011. At the interface between agronomist and LCA scientists, his main objectives are:

  • To do LCA studies of tropical products through the use of CIRAD expertise and data.
  • To raise methodological issues for the LCA scientists.
  • To develop and manage the LCA/LCI database of CIRAD on tropical products.

Topics: life cycle assessment studies, databases, inventories, ecoinvent, simaPro, ILCD

Cyril Arnoult (2011 – 2013)

Cyril Arnoult is an agronomist (Master’s degree, 2003) from Montpellier SupAgro. From 2003 to 2009, he took part in launchingEnvilys, , an innovative company dedicated to expertise and developing assessment tools in agri-environment (specialised in water quality management and pollutions diffuses). In 2009, he got a background in LCA, as the company started a new activity in this area with ELSA as a partner. In 2010 and 2011, he works and helps the beginings of Dhomino, a green building start up.
Then he started half time work at Elsa in 2011, for the Ecotech-Sudoe project, and particularly the demonstration of improving energy efficiency of a research team activity through its building improvement and good practices.

Topics : LCA, data base, sustainable building, education, demonstration