European Master in Biological and Chemical Engineering for a Sustainable Bioeconomy

Dr. Gülşah Yilan, UnitelmaSapienza University of Rome

Dr. Gülşah Yilan works at UnitelmaSapienza University of Rome. She holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering and has been a Postdoc Researcher in Bioeconomy in Transition Research Group (BiT-RG) since 2020. She gave a lecture entitled "Sustainability Assessment Tools Applied to the Bioeconomy" on December 7th and 8th 2022, within the frame of the bioeconomy module coordinated by Neoma Business school.

"The lecture started with a brief introduction from the lecturer of herself as well as the institution (UnitelmaSapienza) she represented, and then the students introduced themselves. During the lecture, first, the need for life cycle thinking in the bioeconomy was mentioned by adopting an engineering point of view. Later, the theoretical background of environmental life cycle assessment (LCA), life cycle costing (LCC), and social life cycle assessment (S-LCA) methods was covered. The lecture continued with the holistic assessment methods to provide a comprehensive approach to the methods discussed; namely life cycle sustainability assessment (LCSA) and multi-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) were covered. Finally, a case study, covering the methodologies explained, was introduced and discussed with the students. The lecture ended with an open question to the students about the potential applications of the methodologies covered for their area of interest and a short discussion was built upon this question. The importance of the covered tools to be applied in the sustainability assessment of the bioeconomy was very well understood by the students."

- Updated February 2023 -