Aurore Richel (F) is PhD in chemistry. She is currently Full Professor and head of the Laboratory of Biomass and Green Technologies at the University of Liege (Belgium). The laboratory is engaged in research and education in the field of the chemistry of renewable resources and associated technologies. A. Richel is involved in more than 15 national and international projects related to the production of bioenergy and bioproducts, including the design of innovative pretreatment protocols for the cracking of lignocellulosic materials, the formulation of novel “biomass-energy” solutions (including biofuels and energy vectors) as well as the upgrade of lignin for high-added value applications. She set up in 2018 an international platform dedicated to biomass and related technologies in collaboration with Kobe University (Japan), and Texas A&M (US). She is the authors of more than 100 publications in international journals, several book chapters, patents, as well as a book dedicated to “Lignin and Hemicelluloses In Biorefinery” (CRC press). She is also active in the popularization of chemistry, notably via her personal website (www.chem4us.be).