Biorefinery 2030: Future Prospects for the Bioeconomy

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Biorefinery 2030: Future Prospects for the Bioeconomy Authors: , , , Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG Pages: 123 Illustrations and other contents: 10 Tables, black and white; 25 Illustrations, color; 19 Illustrations, black and white; XXXII, 123 p. 44 illus., 25 illus. in color. Language: English ISBN: 9783662516799 Categories: , , ,

This book investigates the functioning and ecosystems of biorefineries and assesses the potential of the industrial bioeconomy. The authors present a case study of the biorefinery at Bazancourt Pomacle, near Reims, France, as an outstanding illustration of the creation, work processes, financing, provision of environmental services, competitive benefits and future prospects of a bioeconomy. Analysing the case of Bazancourt Pomacle, the authors show the wide range of products produced by integrated biorefineries such as food, bioenergy, molecules for cosmetics and nutrients for agricultural use. They also analyse Bazancourt Pomacle as an open innovation platform, which encompasses several layers of R&D, including three department chairs from leading engineering and business schools in France. Illustrating a number of global success stories that started in Bazancourt Pomacle, the authors also investigate the provision of pilot- and demonstration plants as inescapable steps in the scaling-up process from the lab to industrial scale. The book provides a systematic overview of the lessons learned, as well as data on an industrial bioeconomy. Investors, decision- makers, public-policy shapers, analysts and scholars will learn about the history, actors, economics, industrial symbiosis, role of cooperatives, R&D and future prospects of a world-class biorefinery and bio-based cluster in Europe.

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Author Biography

Professor-Doctor Pierre-Alain Schieb is an expert in the field of strategic foresight, new technologies innovation, infrastructures and risk-management. He has held different managerial positions such as Director/Dean of a French Graduate School (Rouen), Executive VP of International Affairs for an international retailing group and more recently Head of OECD Future Projects (1994-2012). Honorine Lescieux-Katir is a research engineer at the NEOMA Business School Chair in Industrial Bioeconomy. She earned a PhD in Economics from the University of Paris 2. Her research areas include political economics, governance and the bioeconomy. Her interests include the biorefinery concept and its business and economic models. Maryline Thenot has extensive experience in consulting for international companies, and also as a professor. She has a PhD in Management Science from the University of Reims Champage-Ardenne. She is Head of the Finance Department at NEOMA Business School. Her research areas include institutional change, the cooperative model and the governance and more particularly industrial strategy, of major agricultural cooperative groups. Until recently, Barbara Clement Larosiere was a research engineer at the NEOMA Business School Chair in Industrial Bioeconomy. She currently works as a research and development project manager in the food industry. She completed a PhD in Engineering Science from the Ecole Centrale de Paris.