Dr.mont. Alberto Bezama


Dr. mont. Dipl.-Ing.


Department of Bioenergy
Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig I Germany

in cooperation with:

Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum - DBFZ
Torgauer Straße 116
04347 Leipzig I Germany

Phone +49 341 2434-579
Fax +49 341 2434-133


Dr. Alberto Bezama

Professional experience

since 2015 Leader of Working Group "Bioeconomy and Biomass Resources"
since 2015 Deputy to the Head of the Department
since 2012 Guest Lecturer at the Institute for Infrastructure and Resources Management (IIRM), Faculty of Economics and Management Science, University of Leipzig
since 2012 Post doc / Researcher Post-doc at the Department of Bioenergy, UFZ
2011 Parental leave
2008-2010 Assistant Professor (Tenured) at the University of Concepcion (Chile), Environmental Sciences Center EULA-Chile
2006-2008 Lecturer/Researcher at the University of Concepcion (Chile), Environmental Sciences Center EULA-Chile
2001-2006 PhD Student and Guest Researcher at the Institute for Sustainable Waste Management and Technology, university of Leoben (Austria). Supervisor: O. Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr.techn. Karl E. Lorber
1999-2001 Researcher at the University of Concepcion (Chile), Chemical Engineering Department. INCO-DC Project "Reduction of Environmental Impacts of Leather Tanneries (EILT)", financed by the European Union.
1999 Thesis: ”Installation and Start-up of a packed distillation column” (in Spanish) at the University of Concepcion (Chile), Chemical Engineering Department. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Fernando Márquez


Selected publications


2017 (7)
2016 (5)
2015 (4)
2014 (4)
2013 (2)
2012 (1)

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2017 (7)

  • Budzinski, M., Bezama, A., Thrän, D., (2017):
    Monitoring the progress towards bioeconomy using multi-regional input-output analysis: The example of wood use in Germany
    J. Clean Prod. 161 , 1 - 11
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  • Hildebrandt, J., Bezama, A., Thrän, D., (2017):
    Cascade use indicators for selected biopolymers: Are we aiming for the right solutions in the design for recycling of bio-based polymers?
    Waste Manage. Res. 35 (4), 367 - 378
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  • Ingrao, C., Arcidiacono, C., Bezama, A., Ioppolo, G., Winans, K., Koutinas, A., Gallego Schmid, A., (2017):
    Virtual Special Issue on sustainability issues of by-product and waste management systems to produce building material commodities
    Resour. Conserv. Recycl. 126 , A4 - A5
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  • Reißmann, D., Thrän, D., Bezama, A., (2017):
    Hydrothermal processes as treatment paths for biogenic residues in Germany: a review of the technology, sustainability and legal aspects
    J. Clean Prod. 172 , 239 - 252
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  • Siebert, A., Bezama, A., O’Keeffe, S., Thrän, D., (2017):
    Social life cycle assessment indices and indicators to monitor the social implications of wood-based products
    J. Clean Prod.
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  • Szarka, N., Eichhorn, M., Kittler, R., Bezama, A., Thrän, D., (2017):
    Interpreting long-term energy scenarios and the role of bioenergy in Germany
    Renew. Sust. Energ. Rev. 68 (Part 2), 1222 - 1233
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  • Thrän, D., Bezama, A., (2017):
    The knowledge-based bioeconomy and its impact in our working field
    Waste Manage. Res. 35 (7), 689 - 690
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2016 (5)

  • Bezama, A., (2016):
    Let us discuss how cascading can help implement the circular economy and the bio-economy strategies
    Waste Manage. Res. 34 (7), 593 - 594
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  • Ingrao, C., Bacenetti, J., Bezama, A., Blok, V., Geldermann, J., Goglio, P., Koukios, E.G., Lindner, M., Nemecek, T., Siracusa, V., Zabaniotou, A., Huisingh, D., (2016):
    Agricultural and forest biomass for food, materials and energy: bio-economy as the cornerstone to cleaner production and more sustainable consumption patterns for accelerating the transition towards equitable, sustainable, post fossil-carbon societies
    J. Clean Prod. 117 , 4 - 6
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  • Konrad, O., Bezama, A.B., Prade, T., Backes, G.M., Oechsner, H., (2016):
    Enhancing the analytical capacity for biogas development in Brazil: assessment of an original measurement system for low biogas flow rates out of agricultural biomass residues
    Eng. Agríc. 36 (5), 792 - 798
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  • O’Keeffe, S., Majer, S., Bezama, A., Thrän, D., (2016):
    When considering no man is an island—assessing bioenergy systems in a regional and LCA context: a review
    Int. J. Life Cycle Assess. 21 (6), 885 - 902
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  • Siebert, A., Bezama, A., O’Keeffe, S., Thrän, D., (2016):
    Social life cycle assessment: in pursuit of a framework for assessing wood-based products from bioeconomy regions in Germany
    Int. J. Life Cycle Assess.
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2015 (4)

  • Hildebrandt, J., Bezama, A., Thrän, D., (2015):
    Identification and evaluation of overriding goals in a sustainability monitoring system for a wood‐based bioeconomy region
    Conference book of abstracts from the Science Day of the CASTLE Conference "Towards a Sustainable Bioeconomy - Innovative Methods and Solutions for the Agriculture and Forest Sectors" in Barcelona, Spain, 21-23 October, 2015
    p. 62 - 64
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  • Hildebrandt, J., Bezama, A., Thrän, D., (2015):
    Cascade use indicators for selected biopolymers: are we aiming for the right solutions in design for recycling (DfR) of bio-based composites and polymers?
    10th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 27 Sep 2015 - 2 Oct 2015
    SDEWES Conference Proceedings
    p. 1 - 15
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  • Hildebrandt, J., Budzinski, M., Siebert, A., Bezama, A., Thrän, D., (2015):
    Further developments of Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment (LCSA) frameworks in the context of bioeconomy
    In: Gawel, E., Thrän, D., Bruckner, T., Holländer, R., Weinsziehr, T., Verhoog, M., (eds.)
    Zehn Jahre transdisziplinäre Nachhaltigkeitsforschung an der Universität Leipzig : Festschrift anlässlich des zehnjährigen Bestehens des Instituts für Infrastruktur und Ressourcenmanagement (IIRM)
    Studien zu Infrastruktur und Ressourcenmanagement = Studies in infrastructure and resources management 5
    Logos-Verlag, Berlin, p. 125 - 130
  • Hildebrandt, J., Siebert, A., Bezama, A., Majer, S., Budzinski, M., Thrän, D., (2015):
    Assessment tools for Sustainability Monitoring of added-value networks in the bioeconomy
    Conference Proceedings of the Global Bioeconomy Summit, Berlin 2015
    Office of the Bioeconomy Council, Berlin, p. 103 - 103
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2014 (4)

  • Hildebrandt, J., Bezama, A., (2014):
    Entwicklungstreiber für die Modellierung der Altholzkaskade bis 2050
    In: Pomberger, R., Adam, J., Aldrian, A., Arnberger, A., Höllen, D., Kreindl, G., Lorber, K.E., Sarc, R., Schwarz, T., Sedlazeck, P., Wellacher, M., Wolfsberger, T., (Hrsg.)
    Tagungsband zur 12. DepoTech 2014 - Abfallwirtschaft, Abfallverwertung und Recycling, Deponietechnik und Altlasten in Leoben, Österreich, 04.-07.11.2014
    Inst. für Nachhaltige Abfallwirtschaft und Entsorgungstechnik , Leoben, S. 661 - 664
  • Hildebrandt, J., Bezama, A., Thrän, D., (2014):
    A hybrid-MCDA tool for assessment of added value networks in a woodbased bioeconomy
    Proceedings of the Bioenergy from Forest Conference, Helsinki, Finland from 15th to 18th September
  • Hildebrandt, J., Bezama, A., Thrän, D., (2014):
    Establishing a robust sustainability index for the assessment of bioeconomy regions
    Conference Proceedings of the International Conference and Utility Exhibition 2014 (ICUE 2014) on Green Energy for Sustainable Development of the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and the IEEE Power and Energy Society, Bangkok, 19-21 March 2014
    p. 1 - 4
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  • Konrad, O., Koch, F.F., Lumi, M., Tonetto, J.F., Bezama, A., (2014):
    Potential of biogas production from swine manure supplemented with glycerine waste
    Eng. Agríc. 34 (5), 844 - 853
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2013 (2)

  • Bezama, A., Douglas, C., Méndez, J., Szarka, N., Muñoz, E., Navia, R., Schock, S., Konrad, O., Ulloa, C., (2013):
    Life cycle comparison of waste-to-energy alternatives for municipal waste treatment in Chilean Patagonia
    Waste Manage. Res. 31 (10 (Suppl.)), 67 - 74
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  • Bezama, A., Flores, A., Araneda, A., Barra, R., Pereira, E., Hernández, V., Moya, H., Konrad, O., Quiroz, R., (2013):
    Assessment and optimization of an ultrasound-assisted washing process using organic solvents for polychlorinated biphenyl-contaminated soil
    Waste Manage. Res. 31 (10), 969 - 978
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2012 (1)

  • Bezama, A., Valeria, H., Correa, M., Szarka, N., (2012):
    Evaluation of the environmental impacts of a Cleaner Production Agreement by frozen fish facilities in the Biobío Region, Chile
    J. Clean Prod. 26 , 95 - 100
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