Bio Intelligent Service by Deloitte

BIO by Deloitte, formerly known as BIO Intelligence Service, was established in 1989 and is one of Europe’s leading consulting firms specialising in environmental and policy analysis, in particular in the fields of resource efficiency and life cycle assessment. BIO has conducted a range of studies related to sustainable management of resources (including material resource use and efficiency) and the links between the economy and the environment. Its expertise is to combine evidence-based analyses with quantitative assessments of environmental and economic performance to develop recommendations for developing more effective policies and finding innovative solutions to environmental challenges.

BIO has a multi-cultural team and working experience in different countries. BIO's personnel includes scientific and technical experts, agricultural engineers, economists, policy analysts, and management specialists. 

BIO’s clients and partners include European institutions such as the European Parliament, the European Commission, the Committee of the Regions of the EU, ministries and energy & environmental agencies in different MS, national industrial associations and European federations, as well as individual companies and research bodies in a variety of sectors (agribusiness, waste, energy, water, chemicals, electrical and electronic, batteries, packaging, retail, transport, building, etc.).

Adaption to climate change | Rare metals | Environmental footprint of consumer goods | Sustainability of biosourced materials | Health and environment | Application of LCA methodologies to information technologies | Resource efficient economy | Sustainable diets | Circular economy | Reduction of food wastage | Sustainable energy production and consumption | Application of LCA methodologies to aerospace

BIO has a rich experience in supporting European policy and research on resource efficiency issues, as evidenced by the framework contract BIO is leading on the Sustainable Management of Resources (since 2009). Through this contract, BIO has conducted more than 30 studies that have supported the Commission’s Flagship Initiative for a Resource Efficient Europe. BIO has also been involved in several research projects relative to these topics :

  • “ASTER” for the French National Agency for Research (ANR), assessing criticity of several rare earths resources decisive for eco-technologies like  wind energy, electric engines, etc. ;

  • “CARMEX” for the French National Agency for Research (ANR), evaluating environmental impacts via a life cycle assessment of carbonation processes of mining waste.

Through ECOMETALS, BIO’s main goal is to assess the sustainability (Environment, Economy, and Regulation) of the different steps of the processes studied in the project. In particular, BIO is looking forward to the idea of using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodologies to assess environmental impacts of the processes, and to identify the critical hot spots that influence the whole performance of the processes.

Work packages

  • Work package 5: BIO is the leader of the Work Package 5 and will be in charge of the environmental and economic assessment of the different steps of the studied processes

BIO Intelligence Service S.A.S
185, Avenue Charles de Gaulle
92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine

Charlotte Petiot

+33 155616970

Helmholtz-Institut Freiberg für Ressourcentechnologie

Halsbrücker Str. 34
09599 Freiberg, Germany

BRGM - Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières

avenue Claude Guillemin, BP 36009
45060 Orléans Cedex 2, France

EcoMetals is a transnational research project aiming at the development of innovative biohydrometallurgical processes for the extraction of copper and other (associated) metals from coppershale.. The project receives funding from the French ANR (L’Agence nationale de la recherche) and the German Ministry of Education and Research BMBF (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung) under the reference number 033RF001.

In total, 17 partners from science and industry collaborate in this project. Start of the project was in February 2014 and it will run until June 2017. 

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