Institute for Technology Assessment and  Systems Analysis (ITAS)
Christine Rösch

Dr. Christine Rösch

  • Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
    Postfach 3640
    76021 Karlsruhe

Education

Studies in Agricultural Biology at University of Hohenheim, German university degree “Diplom” in Agricultural Biology 1987; Graduation 1996, PhD in Agricultural Sciences at University of Hohenheim (thesis title: Comparison of energetic and non-energetic paths for processing biological and green wastes)

Professional background

1986 - 1987 Scientist at the University of Georgia, USA
1988 - 1995 Scientist at AFAS (now ITAS)
1996 - 1998 Scientist at the Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag
1998 - 2000 Scientist at the Institute for Energy Economics and the Rational Use of Energy (IER) at the University of Stuttgart
since 2001 Scientist at ITAS
2009 - 2019 Head of Research area “Sustainability and environment”

Current positions

  • Since 2009, Speaker of the “Environment and technology” topic within the “Humans and Technology” focus of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • Since 2010, Elected Deputy Representative of KIT-Competence Field “Interaction of Science and Technology with Society”
  • 2012-2013 Member of the strategy group on bioeconomy of the Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg
  • Since 2012 Elected Deputy Representative of the competence area “Technology, Culture, and Society” of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • Since 2020, Head of the research group “Sustainable Bioeconomy” at ITAS
  • Advisory board member in the EU project BigPicnic

Editorial activities

  • Co-editor of the issue “Challenges and Perspectives of Microalgae Production” of Technikfolgenabschätzung – Theorie und Praxis 21(1) 2012, together with Clemens Posten, KIT
  • Co-editor of the issue “Flächennutzungskonflikte: Ursachen, Folgen und Lösungsansätze” (Land use competition: reasons, consequences and solutions) of Technikfolgenabschätzung – Theorie und Praxis 17(2) 2008, together with Juliane Jörissen and Johannes Skarka

Fields of work

  • Sustainability monitoring terrestrial and aquatic biomass utilization
  • Sustainability analysis and evaluation of the transformationof the energy system in Germany
  • Land use competition and innovations for efficient land use

Recent publications


2020
Book Chapters
Rösch, C.; Roßmann, M.
Mikroalgen statt Fleisch und Soja – die Ernährung der Zukunft?.
2020. Bioökonomie nachhaltig gestalten. Hrsg.: W. Konrad, 343–364, Springer VS, Wiesbaden. doi:10.1007/978-3-658-29433-5_13
2019
Conference Papers
Haase, M.; Rösch, C.
Sustainability assessment of innovative energy technologies-integrated biomass-based production of fuel, electricity and heat.
2019. 27th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, EUBCE 2019; Lisbon; Portugal; 27 May 2019 through 30 May 2019, 1642–1653, ETA-Florence Renewable Energies, Florenz. doi:10.5071/27thEUBCE2019-4AV.1.13
Rösch, C.; Hildebrand, J.; Venghaus, S.; Witte, K.; Gölz, S.
Transdisziplinäre Ansätze zur Erforschung gesellschaftlicher Akzeptanz.
2019. Energy Research for Future – Forschung für die Herausforderungen der Energiewende : Beiträge zur FVEE-Jahrestagung 2019. Red.: P. Szczepanski, 11–14, FVEE, Berlin 
Posters
Haase, M.; Rösch, C.
Sustainability assessment of innovative energy technologies - integrated biomass-based production of fuel, electricity and heat.
2019. 27th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE 2019), Lisbon, Portugal, May 27–30, 2019 
Moore, K.; Rösch, C.
Prospective life cycle assessment (LCA) scenarios on biofuel precursor production with microalgae: the Italian case study of N. oceania.
2019. 9th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts (AlgalBBB 2019), Boulder, CO, USA, June 17–19, 2019 
Onorato, C.; Rösch, C.; Bergmann, P.; Pradelles, R.
Life cycle assessment of added value compounds production with microalgae.
2019. 29th SETAC Europe Annua Meeting (2019), Helsinki, Finland, May 26–30, 2019 
Varela Villarreal, J.; Moore, K.; Rösch, C.
Acceptance of using genetically modified microalgae for an improved biofuel production. Opinion of European Citizens.
2019. 9th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts (AlgalBBB 2019), Boulder, CO, USA, June 17–19, 2019 
Weil, M.; Baumann, M.; Peters, J.; Wulf, C.; Zapp, P.; Rösch, C.; Haase, M.; Buchgeister, J.; Junne, T.; Naegler, T.; Emmerich, P.
Social sustainability assessment of technologies for the energy transition - focus on societal acceptance.
2019. 13th Society and Materials International Conference (SAM 2019), Pisa, Italy, May 20–21, 2019 
Weil, M.; Baumann, M.; Peters, J.; Wulf, C.; Zapp, P.; Rösch, C.; Haase, M.; Buchgeister, J.; Junne, T.; Naegler, T.; Emmerich, P.
Social sustainability assessment of technologies for the energy transition - focus on societal acceptance.
2019. 3. Jahrestreffen des Forschungsnetzwerks Energiesystemanalyse (2019), Aachen, Germany, May 23–24, 2019 
2018
Journal Articles
Conference Papers
Haase, M.; Rösch, C.
Life cycle assessment (LCA) of the thermochemical conversion of biomass for the production of fuel, electricity and heat.
2018. 26th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition, EUBCE 2018; Copenhagen, DK, May 14-17, 2018, 1450–1457, ETA-Florence Renewable Energies, Florenz. doi:10.5071/26thEUBCE2018-4BV.6.6
Reports/Preprints
Rösch, C.; Bräutigam, K.-R.; Kopfmüller, J.; Stelzer, V.; Lichtner, P.; Fricke, A.
Indicator-based Sustainability Assessment of the German Energy System and its Transition.
2018. KIT Scientific Publishing, Karlsruhe. doi:10.5445/KSP/1000082161Full textFull text of the publication as PDF document
Posters
Haase, M.; Rösch, C.
Life cycle assessment (LCA) of the thermochemical conversion of biomass for the production of fuel, electricity and heat.
2018. 26th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition (EUBCE 2018), Copenhagen, Denmark, May 14–17, 2018 
Onorato, C.; Rösch, C.
Life cycle assessment of add value compounds extraction from microalgae.
2018. 5th International ISEKI_Food Conference, Stuttgart-Hohenheim, July 3-5, 2018 
Onorato, C.; Rösch, C.
Integrated life cycle assessment (LCA) of a combined ALG-AD process.
2018. 14th International Conference on Renewable Resources and Biorefineries (2018), Ghent, Belgium, May 30–June 1, 2018 
Onorato, C.; Rösch, C.; Bergmann, P.
Life cycle assessment of H. Pluvialis cultivation for carotenoids production.
2018. AlgaEurope (2018), Amsterdam, Netherlands, December 4–6, 2018 
Roßmann, M.; Rösch, C.
Key-narratives of microalgae nutrition.
2018. 4. Statusseminar des Forschungsprogramms Bioökonomie Baden-Württemberg (2019), Stuttgart-Hohenheim, January 8, 2019 
Roßmann, M.; Rösch, C.
Key-narratives of microalgae nutrition. A public Delphi-survey in Germany.
2018. 4th Post-Normal Science Symposium (PNS 2018), Barcelona, Spain, November 15–17, 2018 
Saha, S.; Datta, P.; Rösch, C.
Silver fir - European beech mixed forests have higher productivity than pure forests of beech in South Germany.
2018. 11th 11th International Beech Symposium, Viterbo, I, September 18-21, 2018 (2018), Viterbo, Italy, September 18–21, 2018 
Varela Villarreal, J.; Rösch, C.
Public acceptance of photofuel production with genetically modified microalgae in Europe.
2018. AlgaEurope (2018), Amsterdam, Netherlands, December 4–6, 2018 
Varela Villarreal, J.; Rösch, C.
Biokraftstoffproduktion mit gentechnisch veränderten Mikroalgen - Umfrage zum Meinungsbild europäischer Experten.
2018. 11. Bundesalgenstammtisch (2018), Karlsruhe, Germany, September 27–28, 2018 
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 

List of publications at ITAS