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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)

This doctoral project is financed by the Département de l'Aube and the European Regional Development Fund