Benedikt Kauertz

Scientific Director

Industry & Products

Research Topics

  • Environmental assessment of packaging
  • Life Cycle Assessment of beverage packaging,
  • Critical review in accordance with ISO 14040/44
  • Material use of biomass (bio-based plastics)
  • Environmental assessment of energy systems
  • Strategic environmental assessment (SUP) and environmental impact assessment (UVP)
  • Atmospheric dispersion modelling after the German Technical Instructions on Air Quality Control (TA Luft), AUSTAL2000

Curriculum Vitae

  • Senior project manager in environmental assessment of complex systems
  • Since 2006 Research associate at ifeu
  • 2000 – 2006 Studies in spatial and environmental planning at the TU Kaiserslautern

Selected Projects

  • Review and update of life cycle assessment methodology for beverage packaging
  • Bio-based plastics as foodstuff packaging
  • (Bulk) purchase of bio-based plastic products in the public and entrepreneurial sector
  • Derivation of a set of indicators for the environmental impacts of the Energy Transition
  • Environmental effects of the Energy Transition with a focus on the key technologies wind energy, photovoltaics and electricity grids and the environmental media water, soil and air
  • Long-term scenarios and strategies for the extension of renewable energies in Germany with a special focus on sustainable development and regional aspects (former pilot study)
  • Life Cycle Assessment of Danone Activia packaging made from polystyrene and polylactide plastics
  • Various Life Cycle Assessment projects for the German beverage industry (confidential)
  • Consulting services for the Committee for producers of consumer- and environment-oriented beverage packaging (AKÖG)