Industrial Ecology Freiburg

Research group at the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources

Welcome to Industrial Ecology Freiburg (IEF)!

We are the group for sustainable energy and material flow management (Nachhaltiges Energie- und Stoffstrommanagement) at the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources.

We study the global and future consequences of sustainable development strategies, including renewable energy, material efficiency, biomass use, and many more.
We quantify the material and energy basis of our society to assist evidence-based policy development.
We contribute to the development of methodology for the sustainability assessment of products and lifestyles.

On these pages we blog about our ongoing research, host a database with our research results, and provide visualisation tools.

You can find out more about our group on our official homepage

Stacker at open pit lignite mine, Nochten, Germany

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International Society for Industrial Ecology (website)
Netzwerk Industrial Ecology (website)