Gauthier Chapelle

Gauthier Chapelle is scientific director and co-founder of the sustainability consultancy Greenloop, based in Brussels. Gauthier is graduated Agricultural Engineer and PhD in Biology, naturalist… and a proud father of two boys. After his PhD in Antarctica and Lake Baikal, Siberia, on behalf of the Royal Institute of Natural Science of Belgium, he worked as scientific officer at the International Polar Foundation (IPF) from 2002 to 2007, where his prime mission was to disseminate climate change knowledge via polar sciences.

After several trainings with Janine Benyus, he launched 3 years ago, together with Raphaël Stevens, the NGO Biomimicry Europa (, to promote Biomimicry in Europe. End of 2007, together with Gaëtan Dartevelle, they also created the consultancy Greenloop, bringing Biomimicry amongst other tools for sustainability strategies to businesses and communities. Gauthier Chapelle is an active speaker about Biomimicry, climate change & sustainability, especially in France and Belgium. As a biologist at the design table (BaDT), its actual activities also cover bridging the gap between biologists and engineers to invent sustainable solutions to tackle climate change. As such, together with Jean Valayer, he initiated and followed the CO2SolStock project, funded by the European Commission, aimed at developing carbon sequestration thanks to calcium carbonate bio-precipitation.


Biomimicry, climate change, polar science & sustainable development popularization, scientific validation of popularised papers, environmental education, conferences.


Scientific Director


Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Environmental Services industry
October 2007 – Present (4 years 8 months)
Bringing the sustainability expertise from living organisms to business and communities.
Working on bio-assisted carbon sequestration with bacteria (CO2SolStock project, funded by the FP7 EU).
Weaving ecosystemic principles with sustainability strategies


Biomimicry Europa

Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; Environmental Services industry
January 2007 – Present (5 years 5 months)

Scientific Officer

International Polar Foundation
Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; Environmental Services industry
November 2002 – October 2007 (5 years)

Scientific collaborator

Belgian Royal Institute of Natural Sciences
Educational Institution; 200 employees; Research industry
1991 – 2002 (10 years)