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Mathilde COLAS


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Research Interests

Industrial and territorial ecology, circular economy, sustainable territorial development, social innovation and complex socio-technical systems, systemic

Research Project

As part of the energy transition of the territories, analysis of the agricultural biomass-energy supply chains (methanization, biorefinery) in terms of their governance

  • Modes of specification and activation of local agricultural biomass resources by stakeholders
  • Dynamics of organization and coordination of actors to develop and valorize agricultural biomass in bioenergy
  • Territorial anchoring factors, organizational maturity and competitiveness of agricultural biomass-energy chains and related value chains
  • Management of material-energy flows and impact of industrial metabolism on the territory
  • Innovative territorial schemes in the context of the energy transition and the rise of the circular economy model
  • Contribution to conceptual approaches of industrial and territorial ecology and school of proximity


Governance, proximities, agricultural biomass, methanization, biorefinery, bioenergy, bioeconomy, energy transition, territorial development


  • Bourdin, S., Colas, M. et Raulin, F. (2019). Understanding the problems of biogas production deployment in different regions: territorial governance matters too. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. 10.1080/09640568.2019.1680158.
  • Bourdin, S., Colas, M. et Raulin, F. (2018). Focus 2 : Analyse des proximités dans les projets de méthanisation (Méthanisation et proximité entre acteurs : quelle gouvernance territoriale ?. Projet DETECTE. PSDR Grand Ouest Bretagne, Normandie et Pays de la Loire. Série Focus PSDR4).
  • Colas, M. (2017). La gouvernance territoriale de l’économie circulaire : analyse des dynamiques de proximités entre acteurs de la méthanisation en Grand Ouest (Master’s Essay). Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11143/11334

Academic activities

  • PhD student representative on the UTT Scientific Council
  • Participant in the organization of the UTT Doctoral Forum What’s Up Doc 2019
  • Science and Technology Student Expert for the Haut Conseil de l’Évaluation de la Recherche et de l’Enseignement Supérieur (HCERES)