Industrial Ecology Freiburg

Research group at the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources



Journal publications

2020

Material efficiency and its contribution to climate change mitigation in Germany – A deep decarbonisation scenario analysis until 2060
by Stefan Pauliuk and Niko Heeren.
Journal of Industrial Ecology, accepted for publication, DOI 10.1111/jiec.13091.
Direct link to article on Journal website.

Linking Service Provision to Material Cycles – A New Framework for Studying the Resource Efficiency-Climate Change Nexus (RECC)
by Stefan Pauliuk, Tomer Fishman, Niko Heeren, Peter Berrill, Qingshi Tu, Paul Wolfram, Edgar G. Hertwich.
Journal of Industrial Ecology, available online, DOI 10.1111/jiec.13023.
Direct link to article on Journal website.

Implications of the Distribution of German Household Environmental Footprints across Income Groups for Integrating Environmental and Social Policy Design
by Gilang Hardadi, Alexander Buchholz, and Stefan Pauliuk.
Journal of Industrial Ecology, available online, DOI 10.1111/jiec.13045.
Direct link to article on Journal website.

Material efficiency and climate change mitigation of passenger vehicles
by Paul Wolfram, Qingshi Tu, Niko Heeren, Stefan Pauliuk, and Edgar G. Hertwich.
Journal of Industrial Ecology, available online, DOI 10.1111/jiec.13067.
Direct link to article on Journal website.

Multi-objective Optimization Identifies Trade-offs Between Self-sufficiency and Environmental Impacts of Regional Agriculture in Baden-Württemberg, Germany
by Christian Buschbeck, Stefan Pauliuk, Christian Hauenstein, and Larissa Bitterich.
Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development, DOI 10.5304/jafscd.2020.101.003.
Direct link to article on Journal website.

Quantifying Longevity and Circularity of Copper for Different Resource Efficiency Policies at the Material and Product Levels
by Stefanie Klose and Stefan Pauliuk.
Journal of Industrial Ecology, in press, DOI tba.
Direct link to article on Journal website.

Refining the understanding of China's tungsten dominance with dynamic material cycle analysis
by Linbin Tang, Peng Wang, Thomas E. Graedel, Stefan Pauliuk, Keying Xiang, Yan Ren, Wei-Qiang Chen.
Resources, Conservation & Recycling, Volume 158, p 104829, DOI 10.1016/j.resconrec.2020.104829.
Direct link to article on Journal website.

ODYM - An Open Software Framework for Studying Dynamic Material Systems - Principles, Implementation, and Data Structures
by Stefan Pauliuk and Niko Heeren.
Journal of Industrial Ecology, 24(3), 446-458, DOI 10.1111/jiec.12952.
Direct link to article on Journal website.

2019

Contributions of sociometabolic research to sustainability science.
Haberl, Helmut, Wiedenhofer, Dominik, Pauliuk, Stefan, Krausmann, Fridolin, Müller, Daniel B, and Fischer-Kowalski, Marina.
Nature Sustainability, 2019, 2, pp 173-184, DOI 10.1038/s41893-019-0225-2.
Direct link to article on Journal website.
Direct link to article (read-only version).

A General Data Model for Socioeconomic Metabolism and its Implementation in an Industrial Ecology Data Commons Prototype.
Stefan Pauliuk, Niko Heeren, Mohammad Mahadi Hasan, and Daniel B Müller.
Journal of Industrial Ecology, published online, DOI 10.1111/jiec.12890.
Direct link to article on Journal website. (open acccess)
Direct link to supplementary material on Journal website (open access).
The entire project material is available on GitHub under an MIT license via https://github.com/IndEcol/IE_data_commons/.
The prototype of the Industrial Ecology Data commons (IEDC), containing more than 800 000 data points in 128 datasets on 2019-02-15 published under different licenses, is accessible via the database tab on this web page.

Material efficiency strategies to reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with buildings, vehicles, and electronics – A review.
by Hertwich, Edgar; Ali, Saleem; Ciacci, Luca; Fishman, Tomer; Heeren, Niko; Masanet, Eric; Nojavan Asghari, Farnaz; Olivetti, Elsa; Pauliuk, Stefan; Tu, Qingshi; Wolfram, Paul.
Environmental Research Letters, 2019, Vol. 14, 043004, DOI 10.1088/1748-9326/ab0fe3
Direct link to article on Journal website.

Prospective Cost and Environmental Impact Assessment of Battery and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles in Germany
Kai Bekel and Stefan Pauliuk
International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 2019, DOI 10.1007/s11367-019-01640-8
Direct link to article, read-only version.
Direct link to article on Journal website.
Direct link to supplementary material 1 on Journal website (open access).
Direct link to supplementary material 2 on Journal website (open access).
Direct link to supplementary material 3 on Journal website (open access).

ODYM - An Open Software Framework for Studying Dynamic Material Systems - Principles, Implementation, and Data Structures,
by Stefan Pauliuk and Niko Heeren.
Journal of Industrial Ecology, in press. DOI 100.1111/jiec.12952
Direct link to article on JIE's website (open access).
Self-archived manuscript (first revision, free access)

Estimating in-use wood-based materials carbon stocks in Indonesia: towards a contribution to the national climate mitigation effort Resources
Rio Aryapratama and Stefan Pauliuk
Resources Conservation & Recycling, 2019, Volume 149, pp 301-311.
DOI 10.1016/j.resconrec.2019.06.010
Direct link to article on Journal website.
Self-archived manuscript (second revision, free access)
Supporting material (free access)

Physical and Monetary Methods for Estimating the Hidden Trade of Materials.
by Wei-Qiang Chen, Zi-Jie Ma, Stefan Pauliuk and Tao Wang.
Resources 2019, 8(2), p89.
Direct link to article on Journal website (open access).

Integrating Dynamic Material Flow Analysis and Computable General Equilibrium Models for Both Mass and Monetary Balances in Prospective Modeling: A Case for the Chinese Building Sector
Zhi Cao, Gang Liu, Shuai Zhong, Hancheng Dai, and Stefan Pauliuk
Environmental Science and Technology, 53 (1), pp 224–233, 2019.
DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.8b03633
Direct link to article on Journal website.
Direct link to supplementary material on Journal website (open access).

Integrating Life Cycle Assessment into the Framework of Environmental Impact Assessment for Urban Systems. Framework and Case Study of Masdar City, Abu Dhabi.
Kavya Madhu and Stefan Pauliuk.
Environments, 2019, 6 (9), 105.
Direct link to article on Journal website (open access).

2018

Critical appraisal of the circular economy standard BS 8001:2017 and a dashboard of quantitative system indicators for its implementation in organizations
Stefan Pauliuk
Resources Conservation and Recycling, Volume 129 (2018), pp 81-92. Published online Oct 21, 2017
Direct link to article on RCR's website (open access).
Supporting info I: Methods and additional figures (free access).
Supporting info II: Results in Excel format (free access).

Scenarios for demand growth of metals in electricity generation technologies, cars and electronic appliances.
Sebastiaan Deetman, Stefan Pauliuk, Detlef P. van Vuuren, Ester van der Voet, and Arnold Tukker
Environmental Science and Technology 2018, Vol. 52(8), pp. 4950-4959, 2018. DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.7b05549
Direct link to article on ESnT's website.
Direct link to supplementary material on Journal website (open access).

Bio-electrochemical Conversion of Industrial Wastewater combined with downstream Methanol Synthesis – An Economic- and Life Cycle Assessment.
Jan Streeck, Christoph Hank, Michael Neuner, Laura Gil-Carrera, Marika E Kokko, Stefan Pauliuk, Achim Schaadt, Sven Kerzenmacher and Robin J White
Green Chemistry 2018, 20, 2742-2762. DOI: 10.1039/C8GC00543E
Direct link to article on Green Chemistry's website.
Direct link to supplementary material on Journal website (open access).

2017

Industrial ecology in integrated assessment models
Stefan Pauliuk, Anders Arvesen, Konstantin Stadler, and Edgar G. Hertwich
Nature Climate Change 7, 13–20 (2017), doi:10.1038/nclimate3148
Direct link to article
Link to read-only version of the article (free access)
Supporting material I (free access)
Supporting material II (table with review results, free access)
Short video (7 min) about the paper on Youtube

Quantifying Recycling and Losses of Cr and Ni in Steel Throughout Multiple Life Cycles Using MaTrace-Alloy
Shinichiro Nakamura, Yasushi Kondo, Kenichi Nakajima, Hajime Ohno, and Stefan Pauliuk
Environmental Science and Technology, 51(17), 2017, pp 9469-9476.
Direct Link to article (Open access)
Supporting info: Model and data documentation (free access).

Solid Waste and the Circular Economy - A Global Analysis of Waste Treatment and Waste Footprints
Alexandre Tisserant, Stefan Pauliuk, Stefano Merciai, Jannick Schmidt, Jacob Fry, Richard Wood, and Arnold Tukker
Journal of Industrial Ecology, 21(3), 2017, pp628-640
Direct link to article on JIE's website.
Supporting info I: Methods and additional figures (free access).
Supporting info II: Results in Excel format (free access).
Self-archived manuscript (second revision, free access)

Choice of Allocations and Constructs for Attributional or Consequential Life Cycle Assessment and Input-Output Analysis
Guillaume Majeau-Bettez, Thomas Dandres, Stefan Pauliuk, Richard Wood, Edgar Hertwich, Réjean Samson, and Anders Hammer Strømman
Journal of Industrial Ecology, Vol. 22(4), pp 656-670. DOI: 10.1111/jiec.12604
Direct link to article
Supporting material (free access)

Correlation between production and consumption-based environmental indicators: The link to affluence and the effect on ranking environmental performance of countries
Moana Simas, Stefan Pauliuk, Richard Wood, Edgar G Hertwich, and Konstantin Stadler
Ecological Indicators 76 (2017) 317–323, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2017.01.026
Direct link to article
Supporting material (free access)

Regional distribution and losses of end-of-life steel throughout multiple product life cycles—Insights from the global multiregional MaTrace model
Stefan Pauliuk, Yasushi Kondo, Shinichiro Nakamura, and Kenichi Nakajima
Ressources, Conservation and Recycling 116 (2017), pp 84-93
Direct link to article on RCR's website.
Self-archived manuscript (second revision, free access)
Supporting material I (free access)
Supporting material II (free access)
MaTrace Global model code on GitHub

On the boundary between economy and environment in life cycle assessment
Bo Persen Weidema, Jannick Schmidt, Peter Fantke, and Stefan Pauliuk
The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, Volume 23, Issue 9, pp 1839–1846. DOI: 10.1007/s11367-017-1398-4
Direct link to article on IntJLCA's website.

2016

Commentary: Balance issues in input–output analysis: A comment on physical inhomogeneity, aggregation bias, and coproduction
Guillaume Majeau-Bettez, Stefan Pauliuk, Richard Wood, Evert A. Bouman, and Anders Hammer Strømman
Ecological Economics, Volume 126, June 2016, Pages 188-197.
Direct link to article on EE's website.
The manuscript is available upon request.

Matching global cobalt demand under different scenarios for co-production and mining attractiveness
Alexandre Tisserant and Stefan Pauliuk
Journal of Economic Structures, 2016, 5:4.
Direct link to article (free access)
Supporting material I (free access)
Supporting material II (free access)
Supporting material III (free access)

Toward a Practical Ontology for Socioeconomic Metabolism
Stefan Pauliuk, Guillaume Majeau-Bettez, Edgar G Hertwich, and Daniel B Müller
Journal of Industrial Ecology, Vol. 20(6), 2016, pp. 1260-1272.
Direct link to article on JIE's website.
Supporting info (free access)
Self-archived manuscript (second revision, free access)

An Australian Multi-Regional Waste Supply-Use Framework
Jacob Fry, Manfred Lenzen, Damien Giurco, and Stefan Pauliuk
Journal of Industrial Ecology, Vol. 20(6), 2016, pp. 1295-1305.
Direct link to article on JIE's website.
Supporting info (free access)


2015

Socioeconomic metabolism as paradigm for studying the biophysical basis of human societies
Stefan Pauliuk and Edgar G Hertwich
Ecological Economics, Volume 119, November 2015, Pages 83–93.
Direct link to article on EE's website.
Self-archived manuscript (second revision, free access)


A General System Structure and Accounting Framework for Socioeconomic Metabolism
Stefan Pauliuk, Guillaume Majeau-Bettez, and Daniel B Müller
Journal of Industrial Ecology, Volume 19(5), 728-741.
Direct link to article on JIE's website.
Supporting info (free access)
Self-archived manuscript (original submission, free access)
Video lecture (17 mins) about the content of the paper


Lifting Industrial Ecology Modeling to a New Level of Quality and Transparency - A Call for More Transparent Publications and a Collaborative Open Source Software Framework
Stefan Pauliuk, Guillaume Majeau-Bettez, Christopher L. Mutel, Bernhard Steubing, and Konstantin Stadler
Journal of Industrial Ecology, Volume 19(6), 937-949.
Direct link to article on JIE's website. (Open access)
Supporting info (free access)
Self-archived manuscript (original submission, free access)
Link to the IndEcol repository on GitHub, where the open source software described in the article can be found.


2014

Global Carbon Benefits of Material Substitution in Passenger Cars until 2050 and the Impact on the Steel and Aluminum Industries
Roja Modaresi, Stefan Pauliuk, Amund N. Løvik, and Daniel B. Müller
Environmental Science and Technology, Volume 48, Issue 18, Pages 10776-10784
Direct Link to article (Open access)
Supporting info: Model and data documentation (free access).
Supporting info: Data file (free access).


Dynamic Models of Fixed Capital Stocks and Their Application in Industrial Ecology
Stefan Pauliuk, Edgar G Hertwich, and Richard Wood
Journal of Industrial Ecology, Volume 19, Issue 1, pages 104-116.
Direct Link to article
Supporting info (free access)
Self-archived manuscript (original submission, free access)

The Role of In-Use Stocks in the Social Metabolism and in Climate Change Mitigation
Stefan Pauliuk and Daniel B. Müller
Global Environmental Change, Volume 24 (2014), pages 132-142
Direct Link to article
Self-archived manuscript (first revision, free access)
There is no supporting information for this article.

Exploring Urban Mines: Pipe Length and Material Stocks in Urban Water and Wastewater Networks
Stefan Pauliuk, G Venkatesh, Helge Brattebø, and Daniel B. Müller
Urban Water Journal, Volume 11, Issue 4, 2014, Pages 274-283
Direct Link to article
Self-archived manuscript (original submission, free access)
There is no supporting information for this article.

2013


Carbon Emissions of Infrastructure Development
Daniel B. Müller, Gang Liu, Amund N. Løvik, Roja Modaresi, Stefan Pauliuk, Franciska S. Steinhoff, and Helge Brattebø
Environmental Science and Technology, Volume 47, Issue 20, Pages 11739-11746
Direct Link to article
Supporting info: Model and data documentation (free access).
Supporting info: Data file (free access).
To obtain a copy of the self-archived manuscript please contact Daniel B Müller (daniel.mueller at ntnu.no).

The Steel Scrap Age
Stefan Pauliuk, Rachel L. Milford, Daniel B. Müller, and Julian M. Allwood
Environmental Science and Technology, Volume 47, Issue 7, Pages 3448-3454
Direct Link to article
Supporting info (free access)
Self-archived manuscript (original submission, free access)


The Roles of Energy and Material Efficiency in Meeting Steel Industry CO₂ Targets
Rachel L. Milford, Stefan Pauliuk, Julian M. Allwood, and Daniel B. Müller
Environmental Science and Technology, Volume 47, Issue 7, Pages 3455-3462
Direct Link to article
Supporting info (free access)
Self-archived manuscript (first revision, free access)


Steel all over the world: Estimating in-use stocks of iron for 200 countries
Stefan Pauliuk, Tao Wang, and Daniel B. Müller
Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Volume 71, February 2013, Pages 22-30
Direct Link to article
Supporting info (free access)
Self-archived manuscript (accepted version, free access)

Transforming the Norwegian Dwelling Stock to Reach the 2 Degrees Celsius Climate Target
Stefan Pauliuk, Karin Sjöstrand, and Daniel B. Müller
Journal of Industrial Ecology, Volume 17, Issue 4, pages 542-554, 2013
Note: The raw data and the model code for this work are available for educational and research purposes. I no longer work with Matlab and do not offer support for the model.
Direct Link to article
Supporting info (free access)
Self-archived manuscript (original submission, free access)
Raw data (Excel) and computer model (Matlab). (free access)

2012


Moving Toward the Circular Economy: The Role of Stocks in the Chinese Steel Cycle
Stefan Pauliuk, Tao Wang, and Daniel B. Müller
Environmental Science and Technology, Volume 46, Issue 1, January 2012, Pages 148-154
Direct Link to article
Supporting info (free access)
Self-archived manuscript (original submission, free access)

Reconciling Sectoral Abatement Strategies with Global Climate Targets: The Case of the Chinese Passenger Vehicle Fleet
Stefan Pauliuk, Ni Made Arya Dhaniati, and Daniel B. Müller
Environmental Science and Technology, Volume 46, Issue 1, January 2012, Pages 140-147
Direct Link to article
Supporting info (free access)
Self-archived manuscript (original submission, free access)
Excel workbook with all model parameters and the complete scenario definition.

2010


Iron and steel in Chinese residential buildings: A dynamic analysis
Mingming Hu, Stefan Pauliuk, Tao Wang, Gjalt Huppes, Ester van der Voet, and Daniel B. Müller
Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Volume 54, Issue 9, July 2010, Pages 591-600
Direct Link to article
There is no supporting information for this article.




Book chapters

2018

Australian Regional Waste Footprints
Jacob Fry, Manfred Lenzen, Damien Giurco, Stefan Pauliuk
Book chapter in "Unmaking Waste in Production and Consumption: Towards the Circular Economy", Robert Crocker, Christopher Saint, Guanyi Chen, Yindong Tong (eds), Emerald Publishing 2018, pp. 179-190.
Buy the chapter from Emerald Publishing.

2016

Prospective Assessment of Society's Future Metabolism. What Industrial Ecology has to Contribute
Stefan Pauliuk and Edgar G Hertwich
Book chapter in "Taking Stock of Industrial Ecology", Roland Clift and Angela Druckman (eds), Springer 2016.
Download the entire book from Springer. (free access)
Download the chapter from Springer. (free access)




Reports

2020

[In press] Resource Efficiency and Climate Change: Material Efficiency Strategies for a Low-Carbon Future.
Hertwich, E., Lifset, R., Ali, S., Pauliuk, S., Heeren, Tu, Q.
A report of the International Resource Panel. United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi, Kenya.
Link to the report and other related documents on the UNEP-IRP homepage.

2019

Resource Efficiency and Climate Change: Material Efficiency Strategies for a Low-Carbon Future. Summary for Policy Makers.
Hertwich, E., Lifset, R., Pauliuk, S., Heeren.
A report of the International Resource Panel. United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi, Kenya.
Link to the report and other related documents on the UNEP-IRP homepage.

Bridging the gap: enhancing material efficiency in residential buildings and cars.
Edgar Hertwich, Reid Lifset, Stefan Pauliuk, Niko Heeren.
United Nations Environment Programme (2019). Emissions Gap Report 2019. UNEP, Nairobi.
Link to the report and other related documents on the UNEP homepage.

2016

Inclusion of Consumption of carbon intensive materials in emissions trading – An option for carbon pricing post-2020
Karsten Neuhoff, Roland Ismer, William Acworth, Andrzej Ancygier, Carolyn Fischer, Manuel Haussner, Hanna-Liisa Kangas, Yong-Gun Kim, layton Munnings, Anne Owen, Stephan Pauliuk, Oliver Sartor, Misato Sato, Jan Stede, Thomas Sterner, Michael Tervooren, Ruud Tusveld, Richard Wood, Zhang Xiliang, Lars Zetterberg, Vera Zipperer
Climate Strategies report, May 2016.
Link to the report on the DIW homepage.
Link to the Summary for policy makers.

Quantifying Impacts of Consumption Based Charge for Carbon Intensive Materials on Products
Stefan Pauliuk, Karsten Neuhoff, Anne Owen, Richard Wood
DIW Discussion paper 1570, German Institute for Economic Research, Berlin.
Link to the report on the DIW homepage.
Supplementary material (zip folder with all model data and results (Excel) and all figures of the report as png files).

2014

D6.2: Interim report on data sources and the link of the SFA model to the EE IO framework
Stefan Pauliuk, Sebastiaan Deetman, and René Kleijn
Deliverable D6.2 of the EU-FP7 project DESIRE (DESIRE = Development of a System of Indicators for a Resource Efficient Europe). Trondheim, Norway: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
Link to the report on the DESIRE homepage.
Link to the homepage of the DESIRE project.

PhD thesis

2013

The Role of Stock Dynamics in Climate Change Mitigation
PhD Thesis
Stefan Pauliuk
Doctoral Theses at NTNU, 2013, No. 89
ISBN 978-82-471-4279-0 (electronic version), ISBN 978-82-471-4278-3 (printed version).
Direct Link to the electronic version of the thesis. (free access)

Comments, forum pieces, other

2019

Making Sustainability Science a Cumulative Effort, by Stefan Pauliuk, Comment in Nature Sustainability, 2019, DOI: 10.1038/s41893-019-0443-7.
Direct link to the comment on the journal's homepage.
Related blog entry (English).
Related blog entry (German).
Please send me an email for a pdf version of this comment.

2017

Book Review of Social Ecology: Society-Nature Relations across Time and Space, edited by H. Haberl et al. Basel, Switzerland: Springer International, 2016, 610 pp., ISBN 978-3-319-33324-3, hardcover, $119.
Direct Link to the review on JIE's webpage.

2018

Journal of Industrial Ecology Forum Piece: Nullius in Verba - Advancing Data Transparency in Industrial Ecology, by Edgar Hertwich, Niko Heeren, Brandon Kuczenski, Guillaume Majeau-Bettez, Rupert J. Myers, Stefan Pauliuk, Konstantin Stadler, and Reid Lifset. Journal of Industrial Ecology 22(1), 2018, pp 6-17.
Direct Link to the forum piece on JIE's webpage.
Direct Link to the supplementary material.

Journal of Industrial Ecology Forum Piece: Interactive Visualization and Industrial Ecology: Applications, Challenges, and Opportunities, by David Font Vivanco, Paul Hoekman, Tomer Fishman, Stefan Pauliuk, Sidney Niccolson, Chris Davis, Tamar Makov, and Edgar Hertwich. Journal of Industrial Ecology 2018, in press.
Direct Link to the forum piece on JIE's webpage.
Direct Link to the supplementary material 1.
Direct Link to the supplementary material 2.