Karlsruher Institut für Technologie

Dr. Christine Rösch

Dr. Christine Rösch studied agricultural biology at the University of Hohenheim and received her PhD Degree (Dr. sc. Agr.) in 1996 with a system analytical thesis on the utilization of bio- and green waste.

Dr. Rösch was a research assistant at the University of Georgia, USA (1986-87), in the Department of Applied Systems Analysis (1988-95), at the Office for Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag (1996-98) and at the Institute for Energy Economics and Rational Use of Energy (IER) at the University of Stuttgart (1998-2000).

Since 2001 she has worked as a Senior Scientist at the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) at KIT, where she has been head of the research area "Sustainability and Environment" since 2010. Her work focuses on the development of sustainability indicators and the sustainability and environmental assessment of new technologies and paths of the bioeconomy and the transformation of the energy system as well as the GIS-based analysis of sustainable biomass potentials.

In the ALG-AD project, Christine and her team are responsible for the life cycle assessment (LCA) and the techno-economic assessment (TEA) of the innovative process to grown microalgae on liquid nutrient rich digestate from biogas plants to remediate waste and to produce high-value feed at the same time. Together with the Birmingham University, we develop a decision-support tool used to inform and guide the waste industry, farmers and investors.

Christine has led the sustainability task in a number of national and international applied algal projects.

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Cristina Onorato

Cristina Onorato has been a research associate at the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) at KIT since December 2017.

Cristina studied chemical engineering at the University of Palermo and worked for a year and a half as a research assistant in the Membrane Technology Group of the Institute for Functional Interfaces (IFG), KIT.

In ITAS, she has developed skills relating to the environmental assessment of new technologies and in particular for algae processes.

She is responsible of the LCA and TEA in the EU project "Algae for biomass applied to the production of added value compounds (ABACUS)", where she is also in charge of developing a methodology for upscaling the production plants, optimizing the systems in order to reduce the environmental impact of the process.

She is part of the ITAS team working in the ALG-AD project, which is responsible for the LCA and TEA of high-value feed production from microalgae cultivated on liquid nutrient rich digestate.

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