Dr. Sinéad O'Keeffe



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Researcher

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 2434-584
Fax +49 341 2434-133

sinead.o-keeffe@ufz.de
Dr. Sinéad O'Keeffe

Professional experience

since 2011

Post-doc at the UFZ Department Bioenergy

2006-2010

Doctoral Research investigating, green biorefineries as an alternative use of Irish grasslands, under the Teagasc Walsh fellowship programme (Ireland) in collaboration with Wageningen University (the Netherlands)

2001 -2005

Bachelor in Environmental Science at the University of Limerick, Ireland


Projects


Selected Publications

A Siebert, A Bezama, S O’Keeffe, D Thrän. 2018 Social life cycle assessment: in pursuit of a framework for assessing wood-based products from bioeconomy regions in Germany. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 23, 651-662.

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A Siebert, A Bezama, S O’Keeffe, D Thrän. Social life cycle assessment indices and indicators to monitor the social implications of wood-based products. Journal of Cleaner Production 172, 4074-4084

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A Siebert, S O'Keeffe, A Bezama, W Zeug, D Thrän. 2018. How not to compare apples and oranges: Generate context-specific performance reference points for a social life cycle assessment model. Journal of Cleaner Production, 198, 587-600.

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F Witing, N Prays, S O'Keeffe, R Gründling, M Gebel, HJ Kurzer, J., Daniel Gromke, U. Franko. 2018. Biogas production and changes in soil carbon input-A regional analysis. Geoderma 320, 105-114.

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O'Keeffe, S., Majer, S., Drache, C., Franko, U., Thrän, D. 2017. Modelling biodiesel production within a regional context – A comparison with RED Benchmark. Renewable Energy, 108, 355-370.

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O’Keeffe, S., Wochele-Marx, S., Thrän, D. 2016. RELCA: a REgional Life Cycle inventory for Assessing bioenergy systems within a region. Energy, Sustainability and Society, 6, 1-19 

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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. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 21, 885-902.

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Ponitka P, Arendt O, Lenz V, Daniel-Gromke J, Stinner W, Ortwein A, Zeymer M, Gröngröft A, Müller-Langer F, Klemm M, Braun J, Thrän D, O‘Keeffe S, Millinger M. 2015. Konversionspfade – zur energetischen Biomassenutzung im 21. Jahrhundert. In: Thrän, D.; Ponitka, J.; Arendt, O. (Hrsg.): Focus on: Bioenergie-Technologien. Leipzig 2015 – ISSN 2192-1156.

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Müller-Langer, F., Majer, S., O'Keeffe, S. 2014. Benchmarking biofuels--a comparison of technical, economic and environmental indicators. Energy, Sustainability and Society, 4, 20.

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Wochele, S., Priess, J., Thrän, D., O’Keeffe, S. 2014. Crop allocation model “CRAM” - an approach for dealing with biomass supply from arable land as part of a life cycle inventory. EU BC&E Proceedings 2014. ETA-Florence Renewable Energies, Florence, p. 36 - 40.

Müller-Langer, F., Gröngröft, A., Majer, S., O'Keeffe, S., Klemm, M. 2013. Options for Biofuel Production – Status and Perspectives. in: Transition to Renewable Energy Systems, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, pp. 523-553.

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O’Keeffe, S., Wochele, S., Thrän, D. 2013. Regional Bioenergy Inventory for the Central Germany Region. First International Conference on Resource Efficiency in Interorganizational Networks - ResEff 2013: November 13th-14th, 2013 Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Papers. Niedersächsische Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek.


O’Keeffe, S., Schulte, R.P.O., Sanders, J.P.M., Struik, P.C. 2012. II. Economic assessment for first generation green biorefinery (GBR): Scenarios for an Irish GBR blueprint. Biomass and Bioenergy, 41(0), 1-13.

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O’Keeffe, S., Schulte, R.P.O., Lalor, S.T.J., O’Kiely, P., Struik, P.C. 2011. Green biorefinery (GBR) scenarios for a two-cut silage system: Investigating the impacts of sward botanical composition, N fertilisation rate and biomass availability on GBR profitability and price offered to farmers. Biomass and Bioenergy, 35(11), 4699-4711

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O’Keeffe, S., Schulte, R.P.O., Sanders, J.P.M., Struik, P.C. 2011. I. Technical assessment for first generation green biorefinery (GBR) using mass and energy balances: Scenarios for an Irish GBR blueprint. Biomass and Bioenergy, 35(11), 4712-4723.

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Video Abstracts

O' Keeffe, S. Future based bioeconomy -Life cycle thinking

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O' Keeffe, S. How can we implement a regionally contextualised LCA?

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O' Keeffe, S. Research for a sustainable Bioeconomy

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