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Industrial Ecology Freiburg

Research group at the Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources

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Welcome to the research portal of 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 research and the projects we are involved in, host a database with our research results, share teaching material, and provide visualisation tools.

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

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