Chair of Production and Logistics

University Studies - Diploma Thesis - Dissertation - Prizes - Academic Career - Publications - Lectures - Editor of - Teaching - Research Projects

University Studies

2002-2007: Studies of Business Administration and Engineering at Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
Degree: Diploma in Business Administration and Engineering

Diploma Thesis

Topic: Influence of Feedstock Choice on the Economics of Oxo-Synthesis Gas Generation at BASF SE


Optimization of Biomass-to-Liquid Plant Setups and Capacities Using Nonlinear Programming


2012 Florenz Sartorius-Prize of the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen for the best doctoral thesis in the Business Administration Department

Academic Career

  • 2003-2006: Tutor at the Institute for Chemical Process Engineering (CVT) at Universität Karlsruhe (TH)
  • 2008-2012: Research Assistant at the Chair for Production and Logistics, Prof. Dr. Geldermann
  • 2011-2014: Project Developer for Energy Economics at the Energie-Forschungszentrum Niedersachsen (efzn)
  • 2012-present: Assistant Professor (Akademischer Rat) at the Chair for Production and Logistics, Prof. Dr. Geldermann


  • Improving biorefinery planning: integration of spatial data using exact optimization nested in an evolutionary strategy (Schröder, T., Lauven, L.-P., Geldermann, J.), European Journal of Operational Research, accepted, click here for article
  • Comparing flexibility options on the supply and demand side of the German electricity market (Lauven, L.-P.; Schmidt, J.), Karlsruhe Service Summit 2016 (accepted)
  • Demand Side Integration for Electric Transport Vehicles (Schmidt, J., Ihle, N., Kolbe, L.), International Journal of Energy Sector Management, Volume 9, Issue 4, pp 160-177, 2015
  • An optimization approach to biorefinery setup planning (Lauven, L.-P.), Biomass and Bioenergy, Volume 70, pp 440-451, 2014
  • Determinants of economically optimal cassava-to-ethanol plant capacities with consideration of GHG emissions (Lauven, L.-P.; Liu, B.; Geldermann, J.), Applied Thermal Engineering, Volume 70, Issue 2, pp 1246-1252, 2014
  • Investigation of the Influence of Plant Capacity on the Economic and Ecological Performance of Cassava-based Bioethanol (Lauven, L.-P.; Liu, B.; Geldermann, J.), Chemical Engineering Transactions, Vol. 35, pp 595-600, 2013
  • Wirtschaftliches Potenzial mittels Fischer-Tropsch-Synthese hergestellter Bio-Olefine (Lauven, L.-P.; Geldermann, J.), in: Körner, M.-Ch., Geldermann, J., Schöbel, A.: Erträge, Diagramme und Algorithmen - Operations Research in der Praxis, Shaker Verlag, Aachen, 2010
  • Life Cycle Costing für Werkzeugmaschinen. ; Produktion - Die Wirtschaftszeitung für die deutsche Industrie, Ausgabe 29-30, p. 15
  • Niedersächsische CO2-Vermeidungspotenziale und Vermeidungskosten (Geldermann, J.; Schenk-Mathes, H.; Amann, K.; Federowski, A.; Köster, Ch.; Lauven, L.-P.; Lindemann, U.; Pithan, D.; Schmidt, M.; Springmann, J.-P.), compiled by the Energy Research Center of Niedersachsen (efzn) for the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Protection of Niedersachsen, Goslar, 2010
  • Economic Modeling of Fischer-Tropsch Product Upgrading Facilities (Lauven, L.-P.; Geldermann, J.), in: Workshop on Applied Modelling and Simulation, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, May 5-7, 2010, Rio de Janeiro: Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, p. 359
  • Logistics for Biomass-to-Liquids Plants (Lauven, L.-P.; Geldermann, J.), in: Hiete, M., Ludwig, J., Schultmann, F. (eds.): Challenges for Sustainable Biomass Utilization, Proceedings of the Chilean-German Biociclo Workshop, 26 March 2009, Karlsruhe, KIT Scientific Publishing, 2010
  • Influence of Feedstock Choice on the Economics of Oxo-Synthesis Gas Generation (Lauven, L.-P.; Geldermann, J.), PRES 2008, Prague
  • Influence of Feedstock Choice on the Economics of Oxo-Synthesis Gas Generation (Lauven, L.-P.; Uskova-Werner, G.), Mашиностроене и Mашинознание, Jahrgang 3, Buch 1, 2008, Verlag der Technischen Universität Varna, Varna


  • Optimization in Renewable Energy Planning, School of the Environment, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, 02.12.2015
  • Renewable Energy Policy Experiences in Germany, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, 26.11.2015
  • Renewable Energy Policy in Germany, Hopkins Nanjing Center, Nanjing, China, 19.11.2015
  • Simultaneous capacity and configuration planning for biorefineries using non-linear programming, Tagung der Wissenschaftlichen Kommission Operations Research im Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft e.V., Hagen, 06.02.2015
  • Techno-Economic Evaluation of Material and Energetic Pathways of Renewable Resource Usage, U4 Workshop, Göttingen, 2.12.2014
  • Optimization as a means of evaluating the respective advantages of biorefinery concepts, International Conference on Operations Research (OR 2014), Aachen, 04.09.2014
  • Optimizing the Capacity of Biomass Plants with Regard to Biomass Availability and Product Choice, BIT's 7th World Congress of Industrial Biotechnology, Dalian, China, 27.04.2014
  • Waste Usage as a Means to Improve the Competitiveness of Biofuels, GOR-AG "OR im Umweltschutz", Heidelberg, 21.02.2014
  • Methoden zur vergleichenden Bewertung von Klimaschutzmaßnahmen, in the context of the AG Programmaufstellung, Hannover, 23.09.2013
  • Optimierungsmodelle mit nichtlinearen Zielfunktionen als Annäherung für die Planung von Bioenergie-Anlagen, colloquium at the Institute for Industrial Production (IIP), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), 10.04.2013
  • Trade-offs between economic and ecological criteria in the assessment of biofuel plant capacity planning, Summer school "Relations between the EU and the emerging global players", Göttingen, 24.08.2012
  • Determination of Optimal Plant Sizes for Complex Bio-Syntheses, BTI's 2nd Annual World Congress of Bioenergy, Xi'an, 27.04.2012 (held by Katharina Amann)
  • Optimization of Biomass-to-Liquid Plant Setups and Capacity Using Nonlinear Programming, Workshop of the GOR working groups "OR in Environmental Protection" & "Decision Theory and Practice", Goslar, 29.02.-2.03.2012
  • Development of a European Biomethane Strategy--Prospects and Challenges for Germany and the Netherlands, Energy Delta Conference, Groningen, 23.11.2011
  • Application of Non-Linear Optimization for the Determination of Optimal Plant Setups for Biofuel Production, IFORS, Melbourne, 2011
  • Economic Modeling of Biomass-to-Liquids(BtL)-Concepts, Renewable Energy Research Conference, 08.06-09.06.2010, Trondheim
  • Economic Modeling of Bio-SNG Concepts, 12. Doktorandenworkshop Nordost, 22.-24.04.2010, Cottbus
  • Application of Linear Optimization to Assess the Economic Viability of Biomass-to-Liquids Concepts, Workshop of the GOR working groups "OR in Environmental Protection" & "Decision Theory and Practice", 11. -13.03.2009, Göttingen

Editor of

Jutta Geldermann, Lars-Peter Lauven (Hrsg.)
Einsatz von OR-Methoden zur Entscheidungsunterstützung
Tagungsband des Workshops der GOR-Arbeitsgruppen „OR im Umweltschutz” und „Entscheidungstheorie und -praxis” March 11-13, 2009 in Göttingen
ISBN: 978-3-8322-8609-5


Anlagen- und Energiewirtschaft [M.WIWI-BWL.0050]
Unternehmensplanung [M.WIWI-BWL.0024]

Aktuelle Ansätze in der Produktion und Logistik [M.WIWI-BWL.0028]
Reform and Regulation: China's Environmental Protection [M.WIWI-BWL.0141]
Projekt Interdisziplinäres Lernen und Zusammenarbeit (PILZ)

Produktion und Logistik [B.WIWI-BWL.0004]

Ausgewählte Probleme der Produktion & Logistik [B.WIWI.-BWL.0051]

Research Projects

Optimizing Pathways and Market Systems for Enhanced Competitiveness of Sustainable Bio-Energy (BIOTEAM)

Niedersächsische CO2-Vermeidungspotenziale und Vermeidungskosten

Analyse von Life Cycle Costing Geschäftsmodellen