Javier Parrilla Martínez

Dr. Javier Parrilla Martínez

  • IIP
  • group: Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency

 Field of Research

  • Assessment of biomass-based development scenarios
  • Logistics approach and transport cost analysis of lignocellulosic wastes
  • Comprehensive cost analysis of the biomass value chain (wood and straw)
  • Identification and development of optimized biomass logistics concepts by modelling
  • Energy system modelling and analysis
  • Modelling of the district heating system of the federal state Baden-Württemberg 
  • Supervision of final thesis (please see Diplomarbeiten der Arbeitsgruppe)
  • Teaching: Exercises from lecture "Energie und Umwelt" (Energy and Environment)



  • Graduate in Physical Sciences. University of Zaragoza, Spain
  • Diploma (DEA) "Renewable Energies and Energy Effciency", specialization in biomass. University of Zaragoza, Spain.
  • International Graduate School. Class D „Energy and Environment“ in the Chair of Energy Economics. Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus, Germany



  • Parrilla, J.; Cortés, C.: Modelling of droplet burning for rapeseed oil as liquid fuel. Accepted and published in Proceedings of International Conference on Renewable Energies and Power Quality ICREPQ’07, Sevilla, Spain, March 2007
  • Parrilla, J.; Fichtner. W: Cost analysis of the wood value chain for heat and power generation. Accepted and published in Proceedings of 2nd Latinamerican Meeting on Energy Economics (Energy security, integration and development in Latin America) ELAEE, Santiago de Chile, Chile, March 2009
  • Parrilla, J.; Fichtner. W: The impact of transportation costs on the profitability of heat and power generation with wood products. Accepted and published in Proceedings of  EA4EPQ 2009, Valencia, Spain, April 2009
  • McKenna, R; Fehrenbach, D; Merkel, E.; Parrilla, J.; Fichtner, W.: Modelling of the German domestic heat sector in TIMES. Accepted and published in Proceedings of IAEE 2011, Stockholm, Sweden, Jun 2011
  • Parrilla, J.: Optimization of the value chain of the existing free potentials of wood resources for power generation in Baden-Württemberg. Dissertation. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany, 2019
  • Parrilla, J.: A profitability constraint for energy utilization pathways in optimization modelling. Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany, 2020