Franziska Ketzer

Dipl.-Agr. Biol., M. Sc. Franziska Ketzer

  • Scientific staff until 2019
  • resigned
  • Research area Sustainability and environment
  • Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
    Postfach 3640
    76021 Karlsruhe


2009 - 2012 Master of Science Agribusiness at the University of Hohenheim (Masterthesis: Development of a CO2-Inventory for Stuttgart airport)
2004 - 2009 Agricultural Biology, specialized in landscape Ecology at the University of Hohenheim (Diplomarbeit: Impacts of elevated CO2 concentration and biodiversity on the carbon cycle of a mediterranean model ecosystem)

Professional background

2012 - 2019 Member of scientific staff at ITAS
2012 Research assistant at the Institute for soil in the project: “Klimaberichterstattung 'organische Böden' – Ermittlung und Bereitstellung von Methoden, Aktivitätsdaten und Emissionsfaktoren für die Klimaberichterstattung LULUCF/AFOLU”
2010 - 2011 Research assistant at the Institute for plant ecology in the DFG project: “Modeling Material Flows and Production Systems for Sustainable Resource Use in Intensified Crop Production in the North China Plain”

Fields of work

Concerning algal technologies:

  • Material flows analysis
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Sustainability evaluation


Moore, K.; Ketzer, F.; Rösch, C.
Challenges of upscaling innovative processes in LCA - Case study of butanol production by synechocystis PCC6803
2019. Workshop “LCA on Upscaled Algae Production: Challenges of Data Gaps and Modelling” (2019), Frankfurt am Main, Germany, September 24, 2019 
Villacreses Freire, D.; Ketzer, F.; Rösch, C.
Life cycle assessment of biocatalytic production of 1-butanol with synechocystis
2018. AlgaEurope (2018), Amsterdam, Netherlands, December 4–6, 2018 
Journal Articles
Kugler, F.; Rösch, C.
Chances and challenges for LCA on pilot scale technologies - the case of EnAlgae
2016. European Roadmap for an Algae-based Industry, Olhao, P, April 6-8, 2016 
Rösch, C.; Ketzer, F.
LCA design of photofuel
2016. Photofuel Project Meeting, Uppsala, S, April 13-14, 2016 
Kugler, F.
Comparative LCA of microalgae production in horizontal tubular PBRs for biogas application
2015. 3rd European Workshop on LCA for Algal Biofuels and Biomaterials (2015), Brussels, Belgium, May 11, 2015 
Kugler, F.
Sustainability assessment of microalgae
2014. EnAlgae Showcase for European Parliament, Bruxelles, B, November 17, 2014 
Kugler, F.
Aquatische Biomasseproduktion zur Lösung des Teller-Trank-Dilemmas
2013. Vortrag im Rahmen der Veranstaltungsreihe der Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Karlsruhe, 6. Juni 2013 
Kugler, F.
Teller oder Trank? Konfliktlösung durch Produktion aquatischer Biomasse
2013. Vortrag im Rahmen des Kolloquiums ’Landschafts- und Pflanzenökologie’ der Universität Hohenheim, Hohenheim, 19. November 2013