Turning waste into raw materials



The required concepts and instruments for the development of re-use chains towards a sustainable land management were generated along concrete examples in both study regions and generalised for implementation in other regions.

In detail:

  • regional technical and investment strategies for creating cross-sectoral, semi-centralised solutions for energy and waste water infrastructure will be elaborated that have to be resistant under regional shrinking conditions,
  • spatial planning and management of the entire re-use chain will be brought together in a GIS-based decision support system,
  • finance and business models will be developed putting diverse finance backgrounds of participants into account and enabling entrepreneurial setup of re-production chains,
  • sub-project results are going to be transferred into a toolbox “Activating Land Management”, which enhances the development of re-production chains in other regions.


Sub-projects operated with the following methods (among others):

  • Regional constellation analyses and innovation management
  • Trans-sectoral cost analyses of technique, investment and operation
  • GIS-based methods of data collection and illustration,
  • Ecological potential and risk assessments
  • Scientific finance analyses and economic feasibility studies.

Target groups

Beneficiaries of results were:

  • Local politicians and local decision makers,
  • Municipal developers and business developers,
  • Regional planning authorities and consultings,
  • Scientific community,
  • Businesses that are interested in the utilisation of secondary resources.



Inter3 Institute for Resource Management
Dr. Susanne Schön, Dr. Shahrooz Mohajeri 

Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) Cottbus,
Prof. Dr. Matthias Koziol

Anhalt University of Applied Sciences (FH)
Prof. Dr. Lothar Koppers

Technical University of Berlin (TU)
Prof. Dr. Johann Köppel , Prof. Dr. Georg Meran