The reduction of raw material and energy consumption is an essential prerequisite for global sustainable development. With its expertise, the chair of Material Flow Management and Resource Economics contributes to finding solutions for tangible issues in the context of resource and energy efficiency. We use system analytical methods, in particular Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Material Flow Analysis. We develop scenarios and models, develop chemical-analytical methods and work experimentally on the development of new processes and concepts in the field of circular economy. Our current research topics are in the areas of new energy technologies, resource efficiency in production, urban mining, bioeconomy and microplastics. In the team of our department, employees from engineering and natural sciences as well as industrial engineering work together in numerous interdisciplinary projects with partners of the TU Darmstadt, research organizations in Germany and abroad, companies and associations. A close cooperation on the topic of recyclable material cycles exists with the Fraunhofer Project Group IWKS.
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