Simon Glöser

Simon Glöser
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology | KIT · Institute for Industrial Production (IIP)

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December 2017 - present
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Position
  • Senior Researcher
Description
  • bioeconomy, techno-economic assessments, cicular economy, resource efficiency, material flow modelling, raw material supply systems, industrial ecology, life cycle assessment
March 2011 - November 2017
Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI
Position
  • Research Associate

Publications

Publications (35)
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Global industrial metal markets have experienced a drastic price decline over the past years. In this paper we link the dynamics of raw material markets and commodity price fluctuations to a delayed adjustment of supply. Drawing on the classical cobweb theorem we show how the implementation of this theorem using system dynamics may yield a valuable...
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Due to mounting concerns about the security of raw material supplies, numerous studies dealing with the quantification of supply risks and material criticality at the national level have been carried out in previous years. Regarding these studies, most approaches are indicator based static screening methods analyzing large numbers of raw materials...
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The rapid economic development of emerging countries in combination with an accelerating spread of new technologies has led to a strongly increasing demand for industrial metals and minerals regarding both the total material requirement and the diversity of elements used for the production of specific high-tech applications. Several minor metal mar...
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We present a dynamic model of global copper stocks and flows which allows a detailed analysis of recycling efficiencies, copper stocks in use, and dissipated and landfilled copper. The model is based on historical mining and refined copper production data (1910-2010) enhanced by a unique data set of recent global semifinished goods production and c...
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Remanufacturing is a key element of circular economy solutions as it aims at increasing the service lifetime of entire products or specific components, which may reduce the demand for new, resource-consuming devices. To assess the potential of disassembling and subsequent remanufacturing of EV batteries, we present a discrete event simulation appro...
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This reprint of eight interesting articles from the Special Issue shows an insight in the field of assessing primary and secondary raw materials. First, an overview of indicator choice in raw material criticality assessments of metals is given. Case studies about Lithium-Ion-Batteries, LEDs and nickel-based Superalloys demonstrate criticality score...
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de Die Elektromobilität wird als Schlüsseltechnologie zur Senkung der CO2-Emissionen im Straßenverkehr gesehen. In der Diskussion um die Klimabilanz der Elektromobilität wird allerdings der hohe ökologische Fußabdruck in der Herstellung batterieelektrischer Fahrzeuge wenig adressiert, der sich insb. durch die ressourcenintensive Traktionsbatterie e...
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The material use of lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) is widely discussed in public and scientific discourse. Cathodes of state-of-the-art LIBs are partially comprised of high-priced raw materials mined under alarming ecological and social circumstances. Moreover, battery manufacturers are searching for cathode chemistries that represent a trade-off bet...
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Electro-mobility is considered a key strategy to reduce GHG emissions in the transport sector and to make individual mobility more sustainable. However, the production of electric vehicles is accompanied by high environmental impacts, mainly due to the resource intensive high-voltage battery systems. Hence, a prerequisite for sustainable electro-mo...
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The production, use, and final disposal of goods are directly linked to various environmental impacts caused along their supply chains and over their entire life cycles. When assessing these impacts for energy‐consuming products such as consumer electronics, not only the emissions caused during production but also the energy consumption during the...
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Higher efficiency in raw material recycling is discussed as a key strategy to decrease the environmental impact of resource consumption and to improve materials’ availability in order to mitigate supply risks. However, particularly in the case of technology metals, demand is driven by specific emerging technologies from which recycling will not be...
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Countries all over the world try to promote the use of biomass in order to reach environmental goals. However, existing technologies and products contain many uncertainties that make the assessment of economically and environmentally sustainable utilization pathways very challenging. One country with an extremely high biomass potential is Thailand,...
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Real Option analyses are broadly discussed in economics and finance and different analytic and numeric calculation methods for option values have been presented and successfully implemented in theoretical case studies and practical applications. However, real option analysis has not yet been applied for mandatory investments without monetary revenu...
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Durability of products and lifetime extension through improvements in product design, repair, reuse and refurbishment are integral components of the circular economy concept. Extended service lifetimes reduce the demand for new resource intensive products and hence contribute to an increase in resource efficiency and resource conservation. However,...
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In the context of the increasing depletion of finite natural resources and associated environmental and social problems, it is vital for societies to understand the drivers of resource demand and develop strategies to reduce its negative impacts. One such strategy is the move towards a circular economy, in which linear industrial systems are turned...
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A dynamic material stock & flow model for the European Union (EU28) is presented and discussed. Detailed results are provided for the period 1990–2014 including trade flows, while the modelling period extends from 1910–2014 using extrapolation based on economic growth in order to better depict the build-up of long-term stocks (especially building &...
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Reaching the sustainable development goals needs innovations. This paper addresses the dynamics of green energy and resource efficiency innovations, and looks at the positioning of countries from the North and emerging economies. We use indicators for both general innovation capabilities and specific green technology capabilities. Data on general i...
Thesis
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Building upon a review and analysis of current studies and scientific literature about the assessment of supply risks and raw material criticality, this thesis systematically develops concepts to supplement current approaches of criticality determination especially regarding the step towards a more dynamic view on raw material markets and supply sy...
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A prerequisite for the implementation of targeted policies aiming at improving resource efficiency of industrial metals is a clear understanding of physical material flows and use patterns at the global and national level, including material distribution along the value chain and across economic sectors. This paper deals with different concepts for...
Book
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This study provides an overview of modelling activities in the context of EU environment policy and identifies opportunities for improved modelling of environmental policies. Modelling can be structured around the three thematic priorities of the 7th EAP (natural capital; resource efficient, low carbon economy; and human health and wellbeing) along...
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Increasing energy prices due to limited availability of fossil fuels in combination with ambitious reduction targets of combustion gas emissions, particularly in urban areas, will force the diffusion of alternative drives such as hybrid and battery electric vehicles in the automotive market in near and midterm future. However, the increasing need o...
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Vor dem Hintergrund eines stetig steigenden Ressourcenverbrauchs der Menschheit und die damit verbundene Umweltbelastung auf der einen Seite, aber auch die zunehmende Konkurrenz um den Rohstoffzugang auf der anderen Seite, gewinnen ganzheitliche Betrachtungen der im industriellen Produktionsprozess eingesetzten Materialen zunehmend an Bedeutung. Di...
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In einem Hochtechnologieland wie Deutschland ist die störungsfreie Versorgung mit Rohstoffen Voraussetzung für die erfolgreiche Produktion und Vermarktung von Spitzentechnologie und damit die Basis für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung der Wirtschaft. Wegen des hohen Anteils des verarbeitenden Gewerbes an der gesamten Wertschöpfung bei gleichzeitig hohe...
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Models of anthropogenic metal cycles quantify where metals are introduced into economies, how they are used, where they are stored and how they are recycled or discarded. Despite the rising amount of publications and research work in the field of Material Flow Analysis (MFA) and Substance Flow Analysis (SFA) in recent years, dynamic modeling approa...
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Die Stabilität der Rohstoffversorgung ist für Deutschland, das bei vielen Rohstoffen auf Importe angewiesen ist, eine wichtige politische Zielsetzung. Strukturelle Veränderungen der globalen Rohstoffmärkte und der starke Anstieg der Rohstoffpreise haben dazu geführt, dass die Rohstoffpolitik in den letzten Jahren an politischer Bedeutung gewonnen h...
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This paper describes the recently accepted proposal of a PhD project which is carried out to develop a dynamic model that can help to assess both the supply risk and the criticality of different metals for the EU industry. As opposed to previous studies on raw material criticality which were entirely based on static analysis, this work focuses on a...
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A two-dimensional (2D) model of a packed-bed membrane reactor was developed to describe ethylene production by oxidative coupling of methane (OCM). The model covers all relevant energy and mass transport processes in the reactor and allows a more precise prediction of the temperature and conversion patterns. It is demonstrated that the fast OCM rea...

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The virtual Institute of Eco-Industrial Development – IECO – is a project developed by KIT in conjunction with Universidad Austral de Chile, Universidad de Concepción and Universidad de Chile. The mission of IECO is to establish a bi-national multilateral institute for the study, research and innovation in the fields of industrial ecology and circular economy in Germany and Chile.