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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: senior 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 Publications

  • Keller, H., Fehrenbach, H., Rettenmaier N., Hemmen, M. (2019): Extending LCA methodology for assessing liquid biofuels by phosphate resource depletion and attributional land use / land use change. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Life Cycle Management (LCM), Poznan, Poland, 1-4 September 2019
  • Keller, H., Fehrenbach, H., Rettenmaier N., Hemmen, M. (2019): Operationalising UN sustainable development goals on a project level by linking them to integrated life cycle sustainability assessment applied to algae-based products. Proceedings of the 9th Nordic Seaweed Conference, Grenaa, Denmark, 9-10 October 2019.
  • Keller, H., Rettenmaier, N., Reinhardt, G. A. (2018): How to Set Up Sustainable Algae Biorefineries – Learning from Algae-Based Nutraceuticals. In: Proceedings of 26th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, ETA-Florence Renewable Energies, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Keller, H., Rettenmaier, N., Reinhardt, G. (2018): Final report on socio-economic assessment. In: SEEMLA project reports, supported by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme under GA No. 691874, IFEU – Institute for Energy and Environmental Research Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany. http://seemla.eu/en/project-deliverables/.
  • Peñaloza, D., Keller, H. (2018): Using the social hotspots database to assess the social risks of prospective value chains: The case of D-Factory. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Social Life Cycle Assessment, Pescara, Italy.
  • Keller, H., Gärtner, S., Reinhardt, G., Rettenmaier, N. (2017): Environmental assessment of Dunaliella-based algae biorefinery concepts. In: D-Factory project reports, supported by the EU’s FP7 under GA No. 613870, IFEU – Institute for Energy and Environmental Research Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany. www.ifeu.de/algae.
  • Keller, H., Reinhardt, G., Gärtner, S., Rettenmaier, N., Goacher, P., Mitchell, R., Peñaloza, D., Stahl, S., Harvey, P. (2017): Integrated sustainability assessment of Dunaliella-based algae biorefinery concepts. In: D-Factory project reports, supported by the EU’s FP7 under GA No. 613870, IFEU – Institute for Energy and Environmental Research Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany. www.ifeu.de/algae.
  • Keller, H., Rettenmaier, N., Schorb, A., Dittrich, M., Reinhardt, G. A., de Wolf, P., van der Voort, M., Spruijt, J., Potters, J., Elissen, H., Stehr, M., Reyer, S., Lochmann, D. (2017): Integrated sustainability assessment of algae-based PUFA production. In: PUFAChain project reports, supported by the EU’s FP7 under GA No. 613303, IFEU – Institute for Energy and Environmental Research Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany. www.ifeu.de/algae.
  • Keller, H., Reinhardt, G., Rettenmaier, N. (2017): Übersichtsökobilanz zu Transformatoren mit unterschiedlichen Isolierölen. Im Auftrag der Netze BW GmbH, ifeu – Institut für Energie- und Umweltforschung Heidelberg, Heidelberg.
  • 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.