Dr. Celina Amato: Peering Into the Circular Bioeconomy

My name is Celina Amato and I’m from Cordoba, Argentina. Argentina is the southernmost country in the Americas and Cordoba is a province in the centre of the country.

Here I work as a researcher for the National Council for Scientific and Technological Research, and my workplace is the Faculty of Economics at the National University of Cordoba, which is the oldest university in Argentina. And I work a lot as a mother, I have three children who are my reason for living.

As a management researcher, I’m studying the bioeconomy and how it affects value chains to make them more sustainable. The bioeconomy is all about using natural resources instead of fossil fuels for making things. When we reuse organic leftovers like waste, it’s called a circular bioeconomy, which helps save resources and protect the environment.

Different ways of doing business have emerged because of this, aiming to reuse waste in production to create more value. With my WiRe fellowship at the Institute for Political Science with Dr. Karen Siegel at the University of Münster, I want to look closely at how these new business models work in the agricultural industry in Argentina. By understanding these models better, I hope to provide useful insights that can help shape policies, improve industry practices, and contribute to academic discussions on sustainable development.