Mélissa CORNELUS (since 2020)

Mélissa CORNELUS was a Research Engineer, working for EVEA (a consultancy firm dedicated to LCA and eco-design ) and since 2020 responsible for “GIS – Evaluation environnementale des produits agricoles et alimentaires”. As an agronomist engineer (Master’s degree, 2010) specialized in sustainable production of biomolecules, materials and fuels from agricultural raw materials, Mélissa joined the ELSA team since 2011 to work on the project named Salinalgue.
This project aims at developing a sustainable process to produce biofuel from microalgae. Her mission is to assess the environmental impacts using the Life Cycle Assessment methodology. Comparing different options, assessing environmental impacts of each step will permit to build a sustainable and well-thought process.

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Topics : Life cycle assessment, microalgae, biofuels, bio-refinery, MFA.

Pierre Collet (2009 – 2012)

Pierre Collet is graduated from the Montpellier National School of Agronomy, and specialised in water, cultivated lands and environment management. He follows a PhD thesis since february 2009 in in the Laboratory of Environmental Biotechnology on the environmental assessment of production of biogas from microalgae, within the ANR project “Symbiose”. One of the main objective of this PhD is the integration of temporal dynamics in LCA.

Topics: Life cycle assessment, microalgae, anaerobic digestion, dynamical modelling


Arnaud Hélias

Arnaud Hélias is an agronomist (Master’s degree, 2000) and a PhD (2003) in process engineering from Montpellier SupAgro.

After a research engineer position INRA (2004-2007) in food processing, he is now associate professor at  Montpellier SupAgro since 2008. His teachings are dedicated to ecotechnology, with a focus on environmental assessment, which are mainly carried out by life cycle assessment approaches. His research activities are performed in the Laboratory of Environmental Biotechnology. He is the Elsa group leader since 2014.

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