• A the CERCIS* symposium on the circular economy, held from 16 to 18 December, 2019, in Ferrara, Italy, the Chair presented its work on the impact of adopting sustainable practices and the organic certification for the innovation networks in agriculture. The first edition of the symposium of this multi-disciplinary symposium placed special emphasis on innovation strategies, new commercial models and policy analysis.
    *Centre for Research in Circular economy, Innovation and SMEs at the University of Ferrara
  • On Monday, 25 November, the members of the Chair in Industrial Bioeconomy visited the Syvalom facility, a domestic waste treatment and recycling syndicate in the Marne department of France. Syvalom handles the treatment and recycling of household waste in the Marne. It unites 11 members, 2 metropolitan areas, 6 town municipalities, 1 urban community and 2 collection syndicates and it can process 168,000 tons of waste per year. This visit provided insight into research prospects concerning waste management and the ecological transition of certain regions.
  • On the 4th and 5th of June, 2019, the 2019 Symposium of the French Rural Economy Society (SFER) was held at NEOMA Business School. Organised by the Chair in Industrial Bioeconomy at NEOMA BS and the SFER, and in close collaboration with the URCA and the IRSTEA, it was the first French social sciences symposium devoted to the bioeconomy. Its aim was to establish and express the relevant scientific knowledge for reflecting on the bioeconomy, setting up a discussion with professionals and orientating the French and European public debates.
  • Manuel Morales, researcher at the Chair in Industrial Bioeconomy, went to Iasi, Romania, to participate in the 56th symposium of the French Language Regional Science Association (ASRDLF), which took place from the 4th to the 6th of July, 2019, and was organised by the Romanian Association of Regional Science.
  • This 24th of April saw the launch of the construction project for a pioneering industrial facility, unique in France: the FICA HPCI. It is the first plant that will produce new-generation biofuel HPCI® Black Pellets and will be combined with a biomass cogeneration plant at the Pomacle-Bazancourt bioeconomy site near Reims.
  • This past May at the IRSTEA research centre in Rennes, France, Manuel Morales, a researcher for the Chair in Industrial Bioeconomy at NEOMA BS, gave a presentation on the subject “territorial systems dynamics, a methodology for finalising and organising complex analyses: the case study of the Pomacle-Bazancourt biorefinery”.
  • The chair in Industrial Bioeconomy at NEOMA Business School, in collaboration with Irstea and URCA, has organised the SFER (French Society of Rural Economy) conference on 4 and 5 June, 2019, in Reims.
  • The Chair in Industrial Bioeconomy of NEOMA Business School, represented by the researcher in circular economy and industrial ecology, Manuel Morales, was in attendance to support the initiative for the jointly constructed bioeconomy roadmap, which is also backed by the city of Montélimar and the Chamber of Agriculture.
  • “The Hijacking of the Bioeconomy”, an article by Nicolas Béfort, professor in the NEOMA Business School Finance Department and Chair in Industrial Bioeconomy, was published in January 2019 in Ecological Economics, a CNRS tier 1 journal covering sustainable and environmental economics and presenting a wide range of perspectives and methods.
  • The chair in Industrial Bioeconomy at NEOMA BS attended the 6th conference of the International Society for Industrial Ecology in the Asia-Pacific region.
  • The chair in Industrial Bioeconomy at NEOMA BS participated in the 17th conference of the International Schumpeter Society.