Research / Issues

The Department of Bioenergy investigates the sustainable use of renewable resources for energetic and material use, placing emphasis on two major topics:

  • Renewable Energy and
  • Systems Analysis of the Bioeconomy

In order to understand both the environmental and socio-economic implications of such uses we have developed models to simulate best future supply options for different renewables, assessment approaches for more complex supply networks (i.e. industrial clusters) and adapted Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) approaches towards assessing spatial and social aspects. All modeling approaches follow transparent and modular concepts and intend to provide solution oriented information for stakeholder.

Lectures on these methods and approaches are also given at University of Leipzig, under the chair of Bioenergy Systems.

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