Dr. Stephan Piotrowski works at nova-Institute since 2008. His main areas of work at nova-Institute include the techno-economic evaluation of novel industrial processes and market research for fossil and renewable raw materials, food and feed markets and bio-based products.
Dr. Piotrowski has been working in numerous projects, e.g. for the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, on the assessment of the European bioeconomy in terms of biomass use and effects on employment and value added. Due to this work he has deep knowledge in the extraction and evaluation of international statistical databases such as Eurostat, FAOSTAT, USDA and others.
Furthermore, he has developed a new methodology for a rapid techno-economic evaluation of innovative industrial processes in the framework of the FP-project BIOCORE (http://bio-based.eu/download/?did=7548&file=0).
Dr. Piotrowski’s background and expertise
Dr. Piotrowski has a background in agricultural science and received his doctoral degree from the University of Hohenheim (Stuttgart, Germany) at the Chair for Rural Development Theory and Policy. His dissertation on sustainable land use in China was conducted in a Sino- German research group. He has broad international experience in agriculture and the economics of value chain management in the agri-food sector.
Recent and ongoing projects that Dr. Piotrowski has been or is working on include:
- MultiHemp, an FP7-project in which nova-Institute is conducting an integrated sustainability assessment of the envisaged hemp biorefinery based on a techno-economic analysis and a life cycle assessment (LCA) of the whole production chain. Furthermore, nova-Institute is in charge of dissemination and safeguarding intellectual property rights. http://www.nova-institut.de/bio/index.php?tpl=project&id=953&proj=&lng=de&red=projectlist
- COSMOS, an H2020-project in which nova-Institute is conducting the techno-economic evaluation of reducing the import dependence of the European oleochemical industry on coconut and palm kernel oil by advancing underutilized domestic oil crops. http://www.nova-institut.de/bio/index.php?tpl=project&id=1019&proj=&lng=de&red=projectlist
- Sustainable biomass potential for biofuels in competition to food, feed, bioenergy and industrial material use in Germany, Europe and worldwide, http://www.nova-institut.de/bio/index.php?tpl=project&id=965&proj=suspot&lng=en&red=projectlist
- Piotrowski, S. and Carus, M. 2015: Employment and turnover in the bio-based economy, in: Il Bioeconomista, http://ilbioeconomista.com/2015/05/29/a-new-study-by-nova-institut-eu-28-bioeconomy-is-worth-2-trillion-euro-providing-19-million-jobs/
- Piotrowski, S., Carus, M., Sibilla, F., Raschka, A. 2014: New nova methodology for Techno-Economic Evaluations of Innovative Industrial Processes (nTEE) – with a case study applied to a lignocellulosic biorefinery concept (BIOCORE), http://bio-based.eu/download/?did=7548&file=0
- Piotrowski, S. 2013: Did you know…about meat? In: bioplastics Magazine 03/2013, S. 10.
- Heidhues, F. und Piotrowski, S. 2010: Property rights, land markets and the efficiency of land use – an analysis in rural China. In: van Trijp, H., Ingenbleek, P. (Ed.): Markets, marketing and the developing countries. Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Source: nova-Institut GmbH, 2015-09-07.