Competence Network Modelling the Bioeconomy: Subproject 6 – Cross-linking of CarboMoG

  • Project team:

    Poganietz, Witold-Roger (Project leader); Dominik Poncette

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  • Project partners:

    University of Hohenheim: Institute of Agricultural Policy and Markets (Department 420a) and Institute of Farm Management (Department 410B);

    University of Stuttgart: Department Life Cycle Engineering (GaBi), Department of Building Physics (LBP), and Institute for Energy Economics and the Rational Use of Energy; 

    Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute for Industrial Production (IIP); Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Research Area Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Management

  • Research group:

    Socio-Technical Energy Futures

Project description

The modelling expertise relevant for bioeconomy that is concentrated in Baden-Württemberg and the complementarity of the applied modelling approaches offer a unique opportunity for a closer co-operation of different groups of researchers on the integrated modelling of bioeconomy. The aim of this competence network is to make the direct and indirect effects (economic, material) of the use of biomass in different fields of application comparable and assess them accordingly. This provides a framework for the assessment of the different uses of biomass, which will be employed in the context of this project primarily for the utilization paths biogas, lignocellulose, and algae (research associations), but also as a basis for analyzing further utilization paths and integrated bioeconomy scenarios. Such a framework allows the comparison of the economic advantages of different transformation pathways with their economic costs.

The subproject "Cross-linking of CarboMoG TP 6" aims at both identifying interfaces to various models in the competence network and contributing to the development and analysis of the scenarios which have to be developed within the project. The first one also includes the preparation of contributions to the network’s workshops and the compilation and/or revision of the model documentation.

The model CarboMoG can be downloaded as a physical Input-Output Model.


Book Chapters
Poganietz, W.-R.; Angenendt, E.; Blesl, M.; Petig, E.; Choi, H. S.; Grethe, H.
Zukünfte der Bioökonomie: eine modellbasierte Analyse möglicher Transformationspfade
2020. Bioökonomie nachhaltig gestalten : Perspektiven für ein zukunftsfähiges Wirtschaften. Hrsg.: W. Konrad, 187–222, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. doi:10.1007/978-3-658-29433-5_8
Book Chapters
Angenendt, E.; Poganietz, W.-R.; Bos, U.; Wagner, S.; Schippl, J.
Modelling and tools supporting the transition to a bioeconomy
2018. Bioeconomy : Shaping the Transition to a Sustainable, Biobased Economy. Ed.: I. Lewandowski, 287–314, Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-68152-8_9Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Poganietz, W.-R.
Overview: “Modelling”
2017. Workshop “Bioeconomy Graduate Program BBW ForWerts: The Social Sciences Perspective on Bioeconomy” (2017), Heidelberg, Germany, March 31, 2017 
Journal Articles
Gonzalez-Salazar, M. A.; Venturini, M.; Poganietz, W.-R.; Finkenrath, M.; Kirsten, T.; Acevedo, H.; Ruggero Spina, P.
Development of a technology roadmap for bioenergy exploitation including biofuels, waste-to-energy and power generation & CHP
2016. Applied energy, 180, 338–352. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.07.120
Gonzalez-Salazar, M. A.; Venturini, M.; Poganietz, W.-R.; Finkenrath, M.; Kirsten, T.; Acevedo, H.; Spina, P. R.
A general modeling framework to evaluate energy, economy, land-use and GHG emissions nexus for bioenergy exploitation
2016. Applied energy, 178, 223–249. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.06.039
Poganietz, W.-R.; Lehn, H.; Vergara Araya, M.; Steiner, K. F.
Separating waste water at the source: Impacts on energy efficiency in decentralized energy systems
2016. Joint 12th ISIE Socio-Economic Metabolism section Conference and 5th Asia-Pacific Conference, Nagoya, J, September 28-30, 2016 
Poganietz, W.-R.; Poncette, D.
Assessing comprehensively the environmental impacts of a bioeconomy
2016. 2. Statusseminar und Zwischenbegutachtung des Forschungsprogramms Bioökonomie Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, 13.Oktober 2016 
Poganietz, W. R.
Material flow analysis (MFA)
2015. Summerschool ’Modelng the Bioeconoy’, Stuttgart-Hohenheim, September 14-18, 2015 
Poganietz, W. R.
2015. Summerschool ’Modelng the Bioeconoy’, Stuttgart-Hohenheim, September 14-18, 2015 
Poganietz, W. R.
Regional environmental assessment. Chances and limits of process based material flow approaches
2015. 1st Status Seminar ’Bioeconomy Research Baden-Württemberg’, Stuttgart-Hohenheim, October 29, 2015 


Dr. Witold-Roger Poganietz
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS)
P.O. Box 3640
76021 Karlsruhe

Tel.: +49 721 608-28180