“Science for a changing planet” hub

  • understanding and monitoring global changes;
  • seeking alternative solutions to the exploitation of fossil resources;
  • evaluating the impact of global changes on people, the earth and societies.

This Hub tackles the challenges linked to the harmful changes observed at the planetary level through an original, integrated vision which in turn makes it possible to curb, mitigate or even reverse them.

The ambition is to position the Target Institution as an international leader in understanding and monitoring the dynamics of climate change, air pollution, biodiversity loss and their societal aspects and impacts, in the context of mitigation of emissions and adaptation to global change through the transition to a bio-economy with the use of sustainable raw materials of plant origin and their valorization through sustainable value chains in biorefineries while using conventional resources in a more reasoned and parsimonious manner.

One of the major goals is to position our institution as the world’s first fully integrated TRL 1 to 9 center for biomass-derived products, using remarkable and unique facilities such as REALCAT or HT-SMART-FORMU (high throughput catalytic screening and high-throughput formulation, respectively), or UPCAT for a smoother transposition of laboratory processes to a larger scale with ultimately an industrial implementation supported by Eura Industry Innov’.

 

Coordinator : Franck Dumeignil