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

Arnaud Hélias

Arnaud Hélias has a background in biological systems modelling and devotes his research activity to the environmental impacts of human activities, within the reference framework of Life Cycle Assessment. He is interested in the modelling of causal relationships, from the determination of pollutant emissions and resource consumption to the quantification of damage caused to ecosystems. The objective is to find a compromise between representativeness and operationality.

Arnaud Hélias, PhD (2003) and habilitation (2016) in process engineering is an INRAE senior scientist. He is the author of about sixty articles and has been in charge of environmental assessment in several collaborative projects (ANR Symbiose, Phosph’OR, WinSeaFuel, GreenAlogOhol, Cost-to-Coast, FUI Salinalgue, Algraal, Ademe Surfact’Alg…). He also holds the Elsa-Pact industrial chair in LCA, is chairman of the scientific and technical council of the GIS Revalim (a scientific group composed by Ademe – INRAE – agricultural and agri-food technical centres, on French agricultural data for LCA), and is an expert for the government on the environmental labelling of food and textile products, expert for the scientific council of IFPEN (French Institute for Petroleum and New Energies), active member of the GLAM initiative (creation of a global life cycle impact assessment method, under the aegis of the United Nations Environment Programme), head of the joint research unit ITAP: Technologies and methods for tomorrow’s agriculture and from 2014 to 2018, leader of the Elsa group.

Topics: Ecodesign, Training, Life cycle assessment, microalgae, seaweed, anaerobic digestion, dynamical modelling, inventory.