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Options for multilateral initiatives to close the global 2030 climate ambition and action gap - Policy field synthetic e-fuels

authors: Cames, M. | Böttcher, H. | Fuentes Hutfilter, U. | Wilson, R.
Year of publication: 01 / 2021

Achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement requires increased global climate action, especially towards the production and use of synthetic e-fuels. This paper focuses on aviation and maritime transport and the role of green hydrogen for…

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Environmental Criticality of Raw Materials

An assessment of environmental hazard potentials of raw materials from mining and recommendations for an ecological raw materials policy

authors: Dehoust, G. | Manhart, A. | Dolega, P. | Vogt, R. | Kemper, L. | Auberger, A. | Becker, F. | Scholl, C. | Rechlin, A. | Priester, M.
Year of publication: 06 / 2020

Within the project OekoRess II, more than 50 mineral raw materials were evaluated with regard to the environmental hazard potential of mining using and further refining the methodology developed in the predecessor project OekoRess I.


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National and EU freight transport strategies

Status quo and perspectives and implications for the introduction of electric road systems (ERS)

authors: Hacker, F. | Mottschall, M. | Jöhrens, J. | Helms, H. | Kräck, J. | Rücker, J.
Year of publication: 06 / 2020

National and international freight transport in Europe is significantly influenced by both, national and the European Union (EU) strategies and regulations. The successful market launch of Electric Road Systems (ERS) can only succeed…

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Decarbonization of on-road freight transport and the role of LNG from a German perspective

authors: Mottschall, M. | Kasten, P. | Rodríguez, F.
Year of publication: 05 / 2020

The use of trucks running on liquefied natural gas (LNG) instead of diesel is not a suitable measure for climate protection in road freight transport. Even in an optimistic scenario, greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions of less than…

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EU Industrial Future in a climate neutral Europe. The role of electricity, power-to-X and renewable H2

Input II on hydrogen and renewable gases

author: Heinemann, C.
Year of publication: 02 / 2020

Presentation by Christoph Heinemann, "EU Industrial Future in a climate neutral Europe - The role of electricity, power-to-X and renewable H2" (Greens/EFA Group), 19.2.2020

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End-of-Life Management of Batteries in the Off-Grid Solar Sector

How to deal with hazardous battery waste from solar power projects in developing countries?

authors: Manhart, A. | Hilbert, I. | Magalini, F.
Year of publication: 10 / 2018

In order to achieve Sustainable Development Goal No. 7 on affordable and clean energy for all, many developing countries initiated ambitious energy access programs that are often supported by the international donor community. Many of…

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Study in support of evaluation of the Directive 2006/66/EC on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators - Final Report

Under the Framework contract on economic analysis of environmental and resource efficiency policies ENV.F.1./FRA/2014/0063

authors: Stahl, H. | Baron, Y. | Hay, D. | Hermann, A. | Mehlhart, G. | Baroni, L. | Rademaekers, K. | Williams, R. | Pahal, S.
Year of publication: 10 / 2018

This evaluation study assesses whether Directive 2006/66/EC adequately addresses and implements the Directive’s objectives and whether the Directive’s legal requirements at the EU level and their implementation at the Member State level…

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Lifecycle assessment of methyltetrahydrofuran, methylfuran and butanone as tailor-made fuel components

Accompanying environmental assessment within the Cluster Tailor-made fuels from Biomass at RWTH Aachen University

authors: Sutter, J. | Merz, C.
Year of publication: 09 / 2018

The Cluster “Tailor-made fuels from biomass” at RWTH Aachen University screens a wide variety of potential lignocellulose-based molecules with promising properties as fuel components. For four selected candidates detailed production…

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Report on the Fact Finding Mission on the Management and Recycling of End-of-life Batteries used in Solar Home Systems in Myanmar

authors: Manhart, A. | Latt, K. | Hilbert, I.
Year of publication: 03 / 2018

In Myanmar many rural households are not connected to the electricity grid. In order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal No. 7 on affordable and clean energy, the Department of Rural Development (DRD) of the Ministry of…

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Implications of the changed reporting requirements of the Effort Sharing Decision for the EU ETS and the national GHG inventory

Work package 1: Comparison of ETS and IPCC emission calculation methodologies

authors: Herold, A. | Jörß, W.
Year of publication: 03 / 2016

This report analyses the technical provisions related to monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions under the EU ETS and the 2006 IPCC guidelines for national GHG inventories as of beginning 2014. Differences can lead to…

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Micro Cogeneration: Towards a decentralized and sustainable German energy system

authors: Praetorius, B. | Schneider, L.
Year of publication: 06 / 2006

Micro cogeneration – the simultaneous production of heat and power in an individual building based on small energy conversion units such as Stirling and reciprocating engines or fuel cells – is expected to increase energy efficiency on…

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