Andreas Detzel

Scientific and Managing Director

Topic areas: Industry and Products, Biomass and Food

Research Topics

  • Material flow analysis and environmental impact assessment of agricultural products, foodstuffs, beverages and product ingredients
  • Bio-based and biodegradable plastics
  • Packaging materials
  • Life Cycle Assessment and carbon footprint for products and businesses
  • Critical review in accordance with ISO 14040/44 and ISO/TS 14071

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 2015 Scientific and managing director
  • Since 2017 Senior project manager
  • From 2010 to 2016 Team manager
  • Since 1994 Research associate at ifeu Heidelberg
  • 1992 – 1993 Freelance consultant
  • Professional development in environmental informatics, Frankfurt
  • Studies in biology at the University of Mainz

Selected Projects

  • Protein2Food (EU H2020 project). Development of high quality food protein from multi-purpose crops through optimised, sustainable production and processing methods
  • Bio-based plastics as foodstuff packaging (on behalf of BMEL, Berlin)
  • (Bulk) purchase of bio-based plastic products in the public and entrepreneurial sector (funded by FNR, Gülzow-Prüzen)
  • Review and update of life cycle assessment methodology for beverage packaging (on behalf of the Umweltbundesamt, Dessau-Roßlau)
  • Environmental impact assessment of bio-based plastics, e.g.
    • Analysis of environmental impacts of packaging made from biodegradable plastics
    • Life Cycle Assessment of Danone Activia packaging made from polystyrene and polylactide plastics
    • Various Life Cycle Assessment projects for the packaging and beverage industry
    • Ongoing consulting services on the topic company carbon footprint for a number of international businesses