Thomas Fruergaard Astrup


Thomas Fruergaard Astrup

Department of Environmental and Resource Engineering


Building 115 Room 043

2800 Kgs. Lyngby





Waste management Waste incineration Life cycle assessment Life Cycle Impact Assessment Resource recovery Life Cycle Costing Waste LCA Waste to Energy Waste prevention Waste Analysis Resource management

Thomas Fruergaard Astrup carries out research within waste and resources, in particular in relation to sustainable recycling and utilization of resources in waste from households and industry. The research focuses on environmental aspects of resource recovery and management in society:Material resources, e.g. metals, mineral resources, plastic, paperEnergy resources, e.g. solid and liquid fuels, electricity and heat from wasteResource quality, e.g. presence of critical substances in recyclable materials The following are examples of research areas:Physico-chemical characterization of waste materials, residual biomass and secondary resourcesQuantification of contaminants and critical substances in waste and recyclable materialsQuantification of leaching and release of contaminants from waste materialsDetermination of emissions from management, treatment, upgrading and final utilization of waste materials and secondary resourcesLife cycle assessment (LCA) of waste systems, waste technologies, recycling and utilizationLife cycle assessment (LCA) of energy systems, energy technologies, biofuels, biorefineries, and utilization of biomass resourcesLife cycle costing (LCC) of waste systems and waste technologiesMateria, energy and substance flow analysis in relation to waste, biomass and resource systems Thomas Fruergaard Astrup collaborates with public authorities, industry, and research institutions, and has extensive experiences as manager of a large number of research projects with both national and international partners. Thomas Fruergaard Astrup is member of the executive board for the Danish Waste Association (DAKOFA), member of evaluation committee for research program for environmentally friendly electricity production (Energinet.dk). Thomas Fruergaard Astrup is Head of Section for Residual Resource Engineering and member of the departments Executive Board.