Horst Fehrenbach


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Horst Fehrenbach

Scientific Director

Topic areas: Resources, Biomass and Food

Research Topics

  • Methodology for the sustainability assessment of biomass (energy, material use)
  • Material flow analysis for energy and waste economy systems
  • Advancement of ecological assessment options like conventional Life Cycle Assessment and assessment queries for land use

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 2017 Scientific director
  • Since 2010 Team manager
  • Since 1992 Research associate at ifeu Heidelberg
  • 1983 – 1991 Studies in biology at the University of Heidelberg

Selected Projects

  • Support of the Federal Government in the Global Bioenergy Partnership GBEP (UBA)
  • SYMOBIO Building a Systemic Monitoring of the Bioeconomy (BMBF)
  • Sustainability criteria for the material use of biomass under the ‘Blue Angel’ certification system (UBA)
  • Resource efficiency through cascade use of biomass (UBA)
  • BioEm – Update of emission factors for bioenergy (UBA)
  • BioGrace – Harmonisation of GHG emission calculations in Europe (EU)

Selected Publications

  • Fehrenbach, H., B. Grahl, J. Giegrich, M. Busch (2015):Hemeroby as an impact category indicator for the integration of land use into LCA. Int J Life Cycle Assess; DOI 10.1007/s11367-015-0955-y
  • Fehrenbach, H. (2014): ILUC und Nachhaltigkeitszertifizierung – (Un)Vereinbarkeit, bleibende Lücken, Chancen. In: Hirschl, B. et al. (2014): Biokraftstoffe zwischen Sackgasse und Energiewende; München, Oekom-Verlag
  • Köppen, S., H. Fehrenbach, S. Markwardt, U. Eppler, U. Fritsche (2014): Implementing GBP indicators for sustainable bioenergy in Germany; Endbericht im Auftrag des BMWi