The BZL team has been engaged in environmental affairs for around 30 years – in the meantime we have published many of our results and projects, most of them in German, see

For lectures and publications by Prof. Dr. habil. Uwe Lahl, Ministerial Director (ret.), formerly Federal Ministry of Environment, click

Publications in English ready for download:

  • Pieprzyk B., Lahl U.: Looking back – an analysis of the development of the agricultural production an deforestation worldwide: an article on the current global iLUC-discussion. International Journal of Technology 1: 1-14, 2013
    External link: Publication (pdf, 0,8 MB)
  • 2012
  • Lahl U., Pieprzyk B.: iLUC – risks, remedies and regulations: The role of good governance for a sustainable development. Journal of Oil Palm &The Environment 2012, 3:98-106. doi:10.5366/jope.2012.10
    External link: Publication (pdf, 0,6 MB)
  • 2011
  • Lahl, U., Zeschmar-Lahl, B.: The importance of pollution control for the acceptance of waste treatment plants. NDRC/GIZ Study Tour, 18.10.2011, Berlin
    Download (English/Chinese): Slides (pdf, 1,7 MB)
  • Lahl U., Zeschmar-Lahl B.: The importance of pollution control for the acceptance of waste treatment plants. IRC – International Recovery Congress, 12th - 13th September 2011, Warsaw
    Download: Slides, updated (pdf, 1,6 MB)
  • Lahl, U.: Possible Recommendations – Progress Report. China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development (CCICED), Special Policy Study on Mercury Management in China, Beijing, June 1.-2., 2011
    Download: Slides (pdf, 1.9 MB)
  • Lahl, U.: An Analysis of iLUC and Biofuels - Regional quantification of climate-relevant land use change (LUC) and options for combating it. Copa – Cogeca: Indirect land use change related to biofuels and bioliquids: what option would you choose? Seminar, Brüssel, 3. Mai 2011
    Download: Slides (pdf, 1.0 MB)
  • 2010
  • Zeschmar-Lahl B.: Waste-to-energy Compared To Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) And Co-combustion Of Municipal Waste. ISWA World Congress 2010, Hamburg, 17. November 2010.
    Download: Paper (pdf, 0,11 MB)
    Download: Slides (pdf, 0,73 MB)
  • Lahl, U., Zeschmar-Lahl, B.: Climate Change Scenarios 2050 – Challenges for the Waste Management Sector. DepoTech 2010, 3.-5. November 2010, Leoben (A). Proceedings, Eds.: Lorber K.E., et al., S. 317-326, 2010
    Download: Abstract (engl.) (pdf, 20 kB)
  • Lahl U.: An Analysis of iLUC and Biofuels. Regional quantification of climaterelevant land use change and options for combating it. Study commissioned by BDBe e.V. and UFOP e.V., 29.10.2010.
    Download (external link): Study "An Analysis of iLUC and Biofuels." (pdf, 1,4 MB)
  • 2009
  • Zeschmar-Lahl B.: A comparison between Waste-to-Energy and Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT). Waste-to-Energy, State of the Art and Latest News. 24.-25.11.2009, Malmö, Schweden
    Download: Slides (pdf, 940 kB)
  • 2005
  • Zeschmar-Lahl B.: Mechanical-biological treatment: Processes and Products. TU Berlin, FG Abfallwirtschaft: Waste Management in Berlin, Colloquium, 23.8.2005
    Download: Slides (pdf, 75 kB)
  • 2004
    Zeschmar-Lahl B.: Book Review: Practical Handbook of Material Flow Analysis, by Paul H. Brunner and Helmut Rechberger. Lewis Publishers, CRC Press LLC. Int J LCA 9 (5), 337-338, 2004
    External Link: Preview
  • Ecodumping by Energy Recovery. A Report on Distortions of Environmental Standards between Disposal and Recovery and approaches to overcome them. Study prepared for the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), January 2001.
    External link: Study
  • 2000
    Zeschmar-Lahl B., Jager J., Ketelsen K., Lahl U., Scheidl K., Steiner M., Heckmann A.: Mechanisch-biologische Abfallbehandlung in Europa. VKS e.V., A.S.A. e.V. (Hrsg.), Blackwell Wissenschafts-Verlag, Berlin, 2000
    Many details of this book are cited here: Cool Waste Management. A State-of-the-Art Alternative to Incineration for Residual Municipal Waste. Published by the Greenpeace Environmental Trust, Canonbury Villas, London N1 2PN, United Kingdom, February 2003
    Ecodumping by Energy Recovery. A Report on Distortions of Environmental Standards between Disposal and Recovery and Approaches to overcome them. Client: European Environmental Bureau (EEB), Brussels, 2000.
    Download: Study (pdf, 170 kB)
    Zeschmar-Lahl B.: Bio-mechanical treatment (BMT) of residual household waste after separate collection of recyclable fractions. Oldenburg, 10.9.1997
    Download: Speech (pdf, 41 kB)
    Stachel B., Dougherty R.C., Lahl U., Schlösser M., Zeschmar B.: Toxic Environmental Chemicals in Human Semen: Analytical Method and Case Studies. andrologia 21 (3), 282-291, 1989
    External link: Abstract
    Lahl U., Zeschmar B., Gabel B., Kozicki R., Podbielski A., Stachel B., Struss S.: Ground-water pollution by nitrate. Proceedings of an International Symposium. UNESCO – IAH – IAHS, 1159-1170, 1983
    External link: Publikation (pdf, 1,53 MB)