Ben Joseph

Ben Joseph

Address Universität Kassel
Ökologische Agrarwissenschaften
Steinstr. 19
37213 Witzenhausen
Building: Labor- und Hörsaalgebäude
Room 1004
Telephone +49 5542 98 1338
Telefax +49 5542 98 1230
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Ben Joseph is a research assistant and Ph.D. student at the University of Kassel’s Grassland Science and Renewable Plant Resources section, since 2017. He did his Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from India and Master’s in Management of Resources and Environment from Germany, specializing in life cycle assessments. Using life cycle assessment tools to understand and compare the environmental impacts of different processes and products are his research interest. He is involved in an INTERREG sponsored EU project (RE-DIRECT) that seeks to study the use of residual biomass as a raw material for producing carbon products. His role in the project is to study the environment benefits of producing activated carbon from residual biomass compared to the conventional activated carbon.

Research Interests: 

  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Sustainability
  • Bioenergy
  • Residual Biomass


Curriculum vitae


Bachelor’s in mechanical engineering at VTU, Karnataka, India


Master’s in Management of Resources and Environment, TU Freiberg


Internship at BASF, Ludwigshafen in the department of applied



Master Thesis at BASF, Ludwigshafen in the department of

sustainability strategy


Research Assistant in Grassland science and renewable plant resources section at University of Kassel (Witzenhausen)

Publications in peer reviewed journals


Joseph B., Hensgen F., Bühle L., Wachendorf M. (2018): Solid Fuel Production from Semi-Natural Grassland Biomass - Results from a Commercial-Scale IFBB Plant. Energies 2018, 11, 3011. PDF

other publications


Joseph B., Hensgen F., Bühle L., Wachendorf M. (2017): Solid Fuel Generation using Grassland Sources at a Commercial Scale Plant. In: Mitteilungen der Gesellschaft für Pflanzenbauwissenschaften. Bd. 29, 237-238.