Gerard Goma, Emeritus professor, INSA

April 6, 2015 |

1de6bd7Tell us about your company and it’s role in the Advanced Bioeconomy.

My lab is “laboratory of engineering of biosystems and bio process” in Toulouse France .inside a scool of engineer :INSA Our lab is recognized By CNRS and INRA. I built this lab now with a staff of 350 persons. This lab is focused on bioprocess from the Gene to the process by the microorgaznisms and enzymes as biocatalysts.

Tell us about your role and what you are focused on in the next 12 months.

Cheap substrates, gaz fermentation CO2 as substrate, Microbial lipids

What do you feel are the most important milestones the industry must achieve in the next 5 years?  

Cheap source of fermentescible carbon

Fair regulations for biomass

If you could snap your fingers and change one thing about the Advanced Bioeconomy, what would you change? 

reluctance of ecologists and considering biomass fairly and holisticaly

Of all the reasons that influenced you to join the Advanced Bioeconomy industry, what single reason stands out for you as still being compelling and important to you?  

There is 35 years that i where involved it was not a fashion I do not change now.

Where are you from? 

France Beziers close to Mediteranean sea

What was your undergraduate major in college, and where did you attend? Why did you choose that school and that pathway?

Original pedagogy and cheap scolarship costs

Who do you consider your mentors – could be personal, business, or just people you have read about and admire. What have you learned from them?

3 V rules




What’s the biggest lesson you ever learned during a period of adversity?  

Do not follow “main stream”

What hobbies do you pursue, away from your work in the industry?

geo politics, walk in nature and dream with my dog, transmission to my little children

What are 3 books you’d want to have with you, if you were stranded on a desert island

Janus Art Koestler

L’homme sans concession Michel Laval

What books or articles are on your reading list right now, or you just completed and really enjoyed?  

Le monde

Le canard enchaine

Charlie Hebdo


What’s your favorite city or place to visit, for a holiday?  

Alls making achoice is rejecting the other ,,,,,,there is so beautifull places

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