Heiko Keller


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Heiko Keller

Biomass and Food

Research Topics

  • Life cycle assessment (LCA) with focus on bio-based materials and chemicals, bioenergy and biofuels from stand-alone plants or integrated concepts such as biorefineries or cascading use
  • Integrated life cycle sustainability assessment (ILCSA): integrated analysis of environmental, economic, social and other aspects relevant for sustainability
  • Consulting for international and national clients from politics, industry, associations and NGOs

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 2011 Research associate at ifeu, Heidelberg – current position: project manager
  • 2010 – 2011 Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Heidelberg
  • 2006 – 2010 PhD in biophysics at the University of Technology Dresden and the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden
  • 2005 graduation in biochemistry (Dipl.-Biochem.) from the University of Hanover, Medical School Hanover and Veterinary Medical School Hannover

Selected Projects

Selected Publications

  • Keller, H., Rettenmaier, N., Reinhardt, G. A. (2015): Integrated life cycle sustainability assessment – A practical approach applied to biorefineries. Applied Energy, Vol. 154, pp. 1072–1081.
  • Keller, H., Gärtner, S., Müller-Lindenlauf, M., Reinhardt, G., Rettenmaier, N., Schorb, A., Bischoff, S., Hanebeck, G., Kretschmer, W., Müller-Falkenhahn, H. (2014): Environmental assessment of SUPRABIO biorefineries. In: SUPRABIO project reports, supported by the EU’s FP7 under GA No. 241640, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IFEU) & Institute for Environmental Studies Weibel & Ness GmbH (IUS), Heidelberg, Germany. http://ifeu.de/landwirtschaft/pdf/IFEU_&_IUS_2014_Environmental assessment of SUPRABIO biorefineries_Update of 2014-10-31.pdf.
  • Rettenmaier, N., Keller, H., Reinhardt, G. A. (2014): Life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of furniture and bioenergy production from oil palm trunks. GCB Bioenergy, Vol. 6, No.5, pp. 509–520.
  • Rettenmaier, N., Harter, R., Himmler, H., Keller, H., Kretschmer, W., Müller-Lindenlauf, M., Reinhardt, G., Scheurlen, K., Schröter, C. (2014): Integrated sustainability assessment of the BIOCORE biorefinery concept. Supported by the EU’s FP7 under GA No. 241566, Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IFEU), Heidelberg, Germany. http://www.biocore-europe.org/file/BIOCORE_D7_6_Integrated assessment_2014-03-31.pdf.
  • Gärtner, S., Hienz, G., Keller, H., Müller-Lindenlauf, M. (2013): Gesamtökologische Bewertung der Kaskadennutzung von Holz Umweltauswirkungen stofflicher und energetischer Holznutzungssysteme im Vergleich. Institute for Energy and Environmental Research (IFEU), Heidelberg, Germany. http://www.ifeu.de/landwirtschaft/pdf/IFEU 2013_Umweltbewertung Holzkaskadennutzung.pdf.
  • Keller, H., Gärtner, S. (2011): Kaskadennutzung von nachwachsenden Rohstoffen: eine ökologische Bewertung. In: Kolloquium Sustainable BioEconomy des KIT, Karlsruhe, Germany.