TEAM

Bloom combines entrepreunarial experience and strong expertise in chemistry

OPERATIONAL TEAM

Dr. Remy Buser

CEO & co-founder
Remy is a chemist by training with 5+ years of startup experience. He has also advised decision-makers on environmental bills and worked in the chemical industry in China. He is passionate about building teams, leveraging technologies and turning disruptive visions into sustainable businesses that have a global impact.

remy@bloombiorenewables.com

 

 

Dr. Florent Héroguel

COO & co-founder

Florent has a 7+ years’ experience leading projects in the field of biomass valorization. He enjoys building partnerships to accelerate the development of high performances products which are both sustainable and cost-competitive. His ambition is to develop a new industry standard. Previously, Florent was project leader at EPFL after obtaining a PhD in Chemistry from ETH Zürich.

florent@bloombiorenewables.com

Jean Behaghel de Bueren

CSO – PhD student at EPFL
Jean is a chemical engineer with experience in the Flavor and Fragrance industry. He became fascinated by the new potential of biomass valorization thanks to the use of innovative technologies. His ambition is to take part in the paradigm shift from a system where the renewability and the eco-responsability were constraints and become now profitable opportunities. He is eager to increase the potential of biomass valorisation thanks to innovative technologies.

jean@bloombiorenewables.com

BOARD MEMBERS

Prof. Jeremy Luterbacher

Co-founder – Board Member

Jeremy is at the head of the Laboratory of Sustainable and Catalytic Processing. He received his Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from Cornell University (2012) and performed a Postdoc at University of Wisconsin Madison (2012-2014). He received the ERC Starting Grant (2017) and was awarded University Latsis Prize (2019) and Werner Prize from Swiss Chemical Society (2019).

Jonathan Cohen

Board Member (since 2020)

Jonathan is an expert in M&A, currently working at DuPont. His role as a Board Member is to advise the managing team on how to scale a new technology and prepare the company for the sales of licenses, initiate partnerships and eventually prepare a potential acquisition of certain technologies by large industrial groups.

Matthias Waehren

Board Member (since 2020)

Matthias is the ex-CFO of Givaudan, a role he has held until his recent retirement. Matthias knows the financial challenges of the Chemical industry inside out and supports the managing team in questions relating to strategy, legal, accounting, taxes and finances. His expertise in similar position in large chemical companies is invaluable for Bloom’s success.

SCIENTIFIC TEAM

Maxime Hedou

Head of materials at Bloom

Scientist at EPFL

Maxime obtained his Master degree focussing on fibres and bio-materials from UGA-Grenoble INP Pagora and perfomed an internship at Nestle Research Center. He is currently scientist at EPFL where he develops new sustainable bio-polymers. He ambitions to accelerate the switch towards bio-based products to enable reaching carbon neutrality. Maxime strengthens the development of  innovative biomaterials at Bloom Biorenewables.

maxime@bloombiorenewables.com

Dr. Monique Figueirêdo

Senior scientist

Monique is a chemical engineer by training with experience in industry and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Groningen (the Netherlands). She has a strong background in biomass valorization strategies and circular economy. As a big enthusiast of biorefineries, her ambition is to support the development of novel biobased value chains and sustainable solutions at Bloom Biorenewables.

monique@bloombiorenewables.com

 

Dr. Philip Scholten

Senior scientist

Philip holds a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Liège, BE, and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, DE and an integrated Bachelor and Master from the University of Warwick, Coventry, UK. He has worked for Robert Bosch GmbH and INEOS as an intern. He also worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Adolphe Merkle Institute (AMI) in Fribourg, CH, on degradable commodity plastics.

philip@bloombiorenewables.com

 

BUSINESS TEAM

Marcel Van Berkel

Business Expert

Marcel van Berkel studied Chemistry and Business Administration in Utrecht, The Netherlands. He worked for more than 30 years for corporate companies like Solvay and DSM. Marcel left DSM a few years back to expedite the growth of a start-up in the bio-based chemicals industry (GFBiochemicals). After completing this successfully, he started his own consultancy firm VanBerkel Consultancy.

 

EXTERNAL TEAM MEMBERS (PILOTING & PRODUCTION)

Chloé Wegmann

Head of production – HEIA Fribourg

Vincent Pilloud

Chemical Engineer – HEIA Fribourg

Dr. Roger Marti

Scientific Advisor – HEIA Fribourg

Roger Marti studied chemistry at the Technikum Winterthur and the ETH Zurich. He completed his PhD with Prof. Dr. D. Seebach at the ETH Zurich. After postdoctoral studies at Sandoz Pharma USA, he spent seven years at Carbogen (Switzerland) active PRD and scale-up of pharmaceuticals. In 2004, he joined ZHAW in Winterthur/Wädenswil as Professor of Organic Chemistry. Since 2009, he is Professor of Organic Chemistry & Process Chemistry at the HEIA-FR.

Dr. Michal Dabros

Scientific Advisor – HEIA Fribourg

PhD in Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering (EPFL, 2008), professor of Chemical Engineering and Process Control at HEIA-FR and ChemTech since 2010. He has over 10 years of research experience, particularly in the areas of Process Analytical Technologies, on-line monitoring, simulation, control and optimization of chemical and upstream biotech processes. He has published over 20 peer-reviewed publications, two book chapters and several conference presentations.

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