Dr. Andreas Rudi

Range of activities

  • Biomass-based value chain modelling
  • Transportation network design optimization under consideration of sustainability


Scientific activities:
  • 2012/07-2015/06: Oberrheinisches Umweltinstitut: Development of a model for location planning of conversion plants for the energetic or material use of biomass in the Upper-Rhine region (OUI BIOMASSE) [further information]
  • 2014/06-2017/12: Bioeconomy Research Baden-Württemberg - Competence Network Modeling the BioeconomyBiomass Value Chain Integrated Optimization incl. Logistics, Capacity and Technology planning for energetic and material utilization (BiOLoCaTe) [further information]
  • 2017/01-2017/12: Study on storage capacities and logistical infrastructure for EU agricultural commodities trade (with a special focus on cereals, the oilseed complex and protein crops (COP))
  • 2017/12-2018/02: Concept studies Bioeconomy: Identification of innovative Process Chains for the Bioeconomy in Baden-Wurettemberg - Analysis and Integration of a bioeconomic location model - Algae4BioEcoBW [further informationExternal Link
  • 2017/09-2020/08: Piloting the native ethanolic extraction of rapeseed (EthaNa); Subprojects 5: Economic and ecological accompanying research in the joint project (EthaNa) [further information]
  • 2018/10-2020/09: Lignocellulose biorefinery for the Bioeconomy in Baden-Wuerttemberg (B4B) [further information]
  • 2018/10-2020/09: Development and assessment of integrated bio-based value chains for Baden-Wuerttemberg [further information]


Teaching activities:

  • Supervision of the lecture exercises "Produktions- & Logistikmanagement"
  • Supervision of seminars
  • Supervision of final exams on demand, see proposed thesis topics


 Contributions and conferences:

  • 2018/09: OR18 (Brussels) Heuristic-based Iterative Optimization for Evaluating Regional Bio-based Value Chains through GIS and OR Model Combination (Oral presentation)
  • 2018/06: Workshop on concept studies bioeconomy (Stuttgart) Algae4BioEcoBW - Analysis and Integratino of bioenonomic location models in Baden-Wuerttemberg (Oral presentation)
  • 2018/02: Workshop on Bioeconomy (Stuttgart) Location Optimization of Biorefineries in Baden-Wuerttemberg (Oral presentation)
  • 2017/09: 2nd International Bioeconomy Congress (Stuttgart) Model based location optimization of biorefineries for agricultural biomass in Baden-Württemberg (Oral presentation)
  • 2017/08: Workshop on Algebraic Models for Biomass-based Supply Chains in the context of the 5th BESA Project Meeting (Bangkok)
  • 2017/03: GOR-IE Workshop (Freiberg) Goal programming approach for economic and ecological assessment of biomass-based value chains applied to the state of Baden-Württemberg in Germany (Oral presentation)
  • 2016/10: Zweites Statusseminar des Förderprogramms Bioökonomie Baden-Württemberg (Stuttgart) Techno-economic evaluation of Biomass-to-Chemicals pathways (Poster presentation)
  • 2016/07: EURO16 (Poznan) Effects of the product value in intermodal freight transportation planning: A tri-objective Pareto front analysis integrating in-transit inventory (Oral presentation)
  • 2016/06: 1st EURO PhD School and 1st Conference on Sustainable Supply Chains (Koblenz/Aachen)
  • 2016/05: WasteEng16 - 6th International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation (Albi) Biomass Value Chain design: A case study application of the Upper Rhine Region (Oral presentation)
  • 2015/10: Erstes Statusseminar des Förderprogramms Bioökonomie Baden-Württemberg (Hohenheim) Biomass value chain modeling: goals, challenges and methodologies (Poster presentation)
  • 2015/09: Summer school "Modeling the Bioeconomy" (University of Hohenheim)
  • 2015/09: OR15 (Vienna) Decision support system for intermodal freight transportation planning: An integrated view on transport emissions, cost and time sensitivity (Oral presentation)
  • 2015/07: OUI Biomasse Abschlusskonferenz (Karlsruhe) Biomasseanlagen im Jahr 2030 (Oral presentation)
  • 2015/07: EURO15 (Glasgow) Biomass value chain planning for material and energetic utilization – a capacitated multi-technology, multi-biomass modeling approach (Oral presentation)
  • 2013/09: Logistikmanagement 2013 (Bremen) A Decision Support System for Intermodal Freight Transportation Planning Considering Carbon Emissions and In-transit Capital (Oral presentation)


  • Petig, E.; Rudi, A.; Angenendt, E.; Schultmann, F.; Bahrs, E. (2018) Linking a Farm Model and a Location Optimization Model for Evaluating Energetic and Material Straw Valorization Pathways – A Case Study in Baden‐Wuerttemberg. GCB Bioenergy. Accepted Author Manuscript. doi:10.1111/gcbb.12580
  • Gentile, M.; Gentile, E.; Loi, A.; Mayer, C.; Rosenberg, S.; Rudi, A.; Schultmann, F. (2018) Report to DG AGRI of the EC: STUDY ON STORAGE CAPACITIES AND LOGISTICAL INFRASTRUCTURE FOR EU AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES TRADE (with a special focus on Cereals, the Oilseed Complex and Protein Crops (COP)). doi: 10.2762/62642
  • Zimmer, T; Rudi, A.; Müller, A.-K.; Fröhling, M.; Schultmann, F. (2017) Modeling the impact of competing utilization paths on biomass-to-liquid (BtL) supply chains. Applied Energy. doi: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2017.09.056 
  • Petig E.; Rudi, A.; Angenendt, E.; Schultmann, F.; Bahrs, E. (2017) Modellbasierte Standortoptimierung von Konversionsanlagen für landwirtschaftliche Biomasse in Baden-Württemberg am Beispiel der Strohverbrennung. Beitrag zur 57. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften des Landbaues e.V. (GEWISOLA)

  • Blond, N.; Bosansky, M.; Duplay, J.; Hu, Y.; Knapp, M.; Meyer, R.; Müller, A.-K.; Pehle, A.; Pallarès, C.; Ponche, J.-L.; Quaranta, G.; Rudi, A.; Selmi, W.; Schäfer, G.; Schultmann, F.; Stark, J.; Stelzer, V. (2017): Perspectives of future energetic biomass production and use, Innovations for sustainable biomass utilisation in the Upper Rhine Region. Ed.: K. Schumacher, 111-235, KIT Scientific Publishing, Karlsruhe. ISBN: 978-3-7315-0423-8 

  • Rudi, A.; Müller, A.-K.; Fröhling, M.; Schultmann, F. (2016) Biomass Value Chain Design: A Case Study of the Upper Rhine Region. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Engineering for Waste and Biomass Valorisation, Albi, 19.-21. Mai 2016. Waste Biomass Valor (2017) 8: 2313. doi: 10.1007/s12649-016-9820-x 

  • Rudi, A.; Zimmer, K.; Fröhling, M.; Schultmann, F. (2017) Decision support system for intermodal freight transportation planning: An integrated view on transport emissions, cost and time sensitivity. Operations Reserach Proceedings 2015 – Selected Papers of the International Conference on Operations Research 2015, Vienna, 1.-4. September 2015. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-42902-1_94 

  • Fritz, A.; Koch, B.; Bosansky, M.; Pallares, C.; Riviere, E.; Hu, Y.; Kuhn, N.; Bidart, C.; Fichtner, W.; Fröhling, M.; McKenna, R.; Müller, A-K.; Rudi, A.; Schultmann, F.; Schumacher, K.; Vuilleumier, S.; Barbier, R.; Daniel, F-J.; Bühler, S.; Hugi, C.; Steiger, O.; Knapp, M.; Meyer, R.; Pehle, A.; Stelzer, V.; Elsaesser, D.; Schulz, R.; Brilhac, J-F.; Schönnenbeck, C.; Valente, M.; Roger, A-C.; Duplay, J.; Quaranta, G.; Schäfer, G.; Aguejdad, R.; Blond, N.; Ponche, J-L.; Selmi, W.; Serradj, A.; Skupinski, G.; Stark, J.; Weber, C. (2015) Roadmap für eine nachhaltige Biomassenutzung in der Oberrheinregion. Roadmap Utilisation durable de la biomasse dans la Région du Rhin supérieur. www.oui-biomasse.info/

  • Rudi, A.; Fröhling, M.; Zimmer, K.; Schultmann, F. (2015) Freight transportation planning considering carbon emissions and in-transit holding costs - A capacitated multi-commodity network flow model. EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics. doi: 10.1007/s13676-014-0062-4 

Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 2015: Research associate and PhD candidate at the IIP
  • 2013-2015: SAP IT/Logistics Consultant
  • Until 2013: M.Sc. Business Engineering at the KIT
  • 2011-2012: Supply Chain Analyst for the adidas Group in Amsterdam
  • 2010-2011: Study abroad at the TU/e in Eindhoven
  • Until 2009: B.Sc. Industrial Engineering at the UDE in Duisburg-Essen



  • 2014: BME-Thesis Award
  • 2013: BVL-Thesis Award