Title: Intelligent economic & ecological resource efficiency control using a digital process passport in the context of cross-sectoral requirements using the example of waste-heat-intensive surface technology

Short title: OekoProOf


Today, modern companies and facilities are faced with the challenge of energy and resource efficiency across all sectors while complying with
a) societal objectives (resource conservation & CO₂ savings),
b) the ecological and social customer wishes (sustainability certification),
c) economic customer requirements (costs/benefits) and
d) their economic objectives (competitiveness, cost-effectiveness)
in a holistic manner, and simultaneously, they can show in service variants which resource efficiencies and flexibilities they can realize. The key is to reconcile business interests, customer requirements, and social goals. Often, indirect resource efficiency potentials cannot even be allocated to specific processes or are only researched along product life cycles in the cycle.

The OekoProOf project comes in with a new approach for process-centered trade in the circular economy. The aim is to develop a cross-sector IT system that can determine resource consumption, resource efficiencies,and associated indirect sustainability effects in the circular economy transparently for individual orders by assigning them to processes using a digital process passport, thereby making resource efficiencies intelligently controllable according to business objectives and customer requirements. This is being tested as a prototype with reduced complexity by realizing waste heat and electricity efficiencies in the metal processing industry.


01.01.2022 to 31.12.2024


Funded by the Federal Republic of Germany
Sponsor: German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate Protection based on a resolution of the German Bundestag.

Project volume
Full project: 1.223.777,96 EUR
University funds: 277.187,72 EUR


Prof. Dr. Henrik te Heesen
Prof. Dr. Henrik te Heesen
Professor FB Umweltplanung/Umwelttechnik - FR Maschinenbau


+49 6782 17-1908


Birkenfeld | Building 9925 | Room 12


nur nach Vereinbarung per E-Mail/only by arrangement via mail
back-to-top nach oben