Energy & Sustainability Management PT
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Environmental services and bioeconomy

level of course unit

Introduction and consolidation

Learning outcomes of course unit

The students are able to:
• explain and delimit models and technical terms in the circular economy and bio-economy
• demonstrate the connection between sustainability goals as well as the circular economy and bio-economy
• describe the central topics of waste management
• evaluate the life cycle of products
• classify the use of renewable raw materials and carbon cycles
• describe and evaluate the differences between a linear economic model and the circular economy
• show the connection between energy policy decisions and the circular economy and bio-economy

prerequisites and co-requisites

basic business administration knowledge at Bachelor level

course contents

• Technical and biological cycle for products
• Life cycle analysis (costs, energy, CO2)
• Economic models
• Political measures in connection with the circular economy and bioeconomy
• Waste management

recommended or required reading

• Bilitewski, B., und G. Härdtle, 2013. Abfallwirtschaft: Handbuch für Praxis und Lehre. 4. Aufl.. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Vieweg
• Kranert, M., 2017. Einführung in die Kreislaufwirtschaft: Planung-Recht-Verfahren. 5. Aufl.. Wiesbaden: Springer Vieweg
• Frötsch, G., und H. Meinholz, 2015. Handbuch Betriebliche Kreislaufwirtschaft. Wiesbaden: Springer Spektrum
• Pietzsch, J. (Hrsg), 2017. Bioökonomie für Einsteiger. Heidelberg: Springer Spektrum

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Seminar thesis and examination

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Blended Learning

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