Projects

The Oeko-Institut’s researchers work on more than 350 national and international projects a year, focusing on Chemicals Management and Technology Assessment, Energy and Climate, Emission and Ambient Pollution Control, Radiation Protection, Agriculture and Biodiversity, Sustainable Consumption, Mobility, Resource Management and Industry, Nuclear Engineering and Facility Safety, and Law, Policy and Governance.

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Utopia Product 2022: Particularly environmentally friendly products at Saturn: current EcoTopTen product recommendations

Project manager: Quack, D.
Start of project: 04 / 2022

As part of the project, Utopia is provided with monthly updated EcoTopTen product lists of seven product groups, which serve as the basis for awarding the corresponding products from MediaMarktSaturn's range with the Better Way logo:…

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Ecological problem areas and challenges due to ingredients used in the product segments cosmetics (excl. decorative cosmetics) and detergents and cleaning agents

Project manager: Moch, K.
End of project: 06 / 2022

The report for WWF Germany summarises ecological problem areas and challenges due to ingredients used in the product segments cosmetics (excl. decorative cosmetics) and detergents, suggests an assessment methodology for companies and…

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Scoping the initiative "Improving lead-acid battery recycling in Sub-Sahara Africa"

Project manager: Manhart, A.
Start of project: 04 / 2022

Recycling of lead-acid batteries is carried-out in all parts of the world. In many low- and middle-income countries, operations are often far from international best practice. Lead consuming industries are increasingly aware about…

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Study on energy prices and costs: evaluating impacts on households and industry's costs - 2022 edition ENER/A4/2021-329 Specific Tender under Framework

Project manager: Schumacher, K.
Start of project: 04 / 2022

Expand the apllication of the methodology to assess the quality of carbon credits

Project manager: Schneider, L.
Start of project: 04 / 2022

Update of the 2015 Material System Analyses

Project manager: Baron, Y.
Start of project: 03 / 2022

The economic model in the European Union (EU) and all industrialized countries is based on a high level of raw material use. To ensure the secure and sustainable access to raw materials, in particular metals and non-metallic minerals,…

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Participation in a review panel for a life cycle assessment study

Project manager: Köhler, A.
End of project: 06 / 2022

As part of the participation in a review panel, a newly developed methodology for the simplified life cycle assessment of materials and products is being critically reviewed.

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Analysis, aggregation and assessment of Member States' information on climate Change

Project manager: Siemons, A.
Start of project: 03 / 2022

A study aiming to update the 2016 study "Offsetting in the aviation sector"

Project manager: Healy, S.
End of project: 05 / 2022

Report on the climate impacts of pyrolysis of plastic packaging and its alternatives

Project manager: Betz, J.
End of project: 07 / 2022

Analysis of transformation pathways for global sustainable development

Project manager: Wolff, F.
Start of project: 02 / 2022

The project aims at identifying and analysing transformation pathways for global sustainable development. For this purpose, sources from science and politics are evaluated. The pathways relate to SDGs or SDG targets in the following…

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Service contract on support to Sustainable Product Initiative - under Framework contract ENV.F.1/FRA/2019/0001

Project manager: Graulich, K.
Start of project: 02 / 2022

The project supports the European Commission by detailed analysing and underpinning the Sustainable Product Initiative, especially the proposal for the EU Ecodesign for Sustainable Product Regulation. This work includes at its core the…

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Study for the comparative ecological and economical evaluation of the resource consumption for the use of recycled plastics in packaging materials

Project manager: Köhler, A.
Start of project: 02 / 2022

The objectives of the study are a comparative ecological assessment and a comparative economic analysis of plastic-based product packaging that can be manufactured with petroleum-based plastic on the one hand and with a proportion of…

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Study to support the impact assessment of policy options for a revision of the Waste Framework Directive in 2023

Project manager: Gsell, M.
Start of project: 02 / 2022

Study to assess a request for exemption for lead as a thermal stabilizer in PVC electrochemical sensors of BGA devices (RoHS Pack 26)

Project manager: Moch, K.
End of project: 08 / 2022

Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS) states that "electrical and electronic equipment placed on the market, including cables and spare parts…

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Determination of basics and evaluation methods of a life cycle assessment of the winter road maintenance service

Project manager: Quack, D.
Start of project: 01 / 2022

The aim of the project is to develop a simple method for the life cycle assessment of winter road maintenance and to make it applicable to interested parties in the form of an intuitive Excel tool. The winter road maintenance service…

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Expert opinion on the German Building Energy Act and the EPBD

Project manager: Köhler, B. | Braungardt, S.
Start of project: 12 / 2021

Climate neutrality in 2045, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions throughout Germany by 65 % compared to 1990 and a reduction of greenhouse gases in the building sector to 67 million tonnes in 2030, measured according to the source…

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Development of methodological principles and working aids for climate protection and circular economy aspects in public procurement practice

Project manager: Graulich, K.
Start of project: 12 / 2021

The aim of the research project is to develop specific support for procurers in order to make their procurement practices more climate-friendly and/or more circular economy-oriented. The background to this is the new legal regulations…

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Further development and consolidation of the Blue Angel for energy-efficient data centre operation and climate-friendly co-location data centres as well as the management of advisory services

Project manager: Gröger, J.
Start of project: 12 / 2021

In the research project "Further development of the Blue Angel for data centres", the two ecolabels Blue Angel for data centre operation (DE-UZ-161) and co-location data centres (DE-UZ-214) will be combined into a single, modular…

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Establishment of a register for data centres in Germany and development of a rating system for energy-efficient data centres

Project manager: Gröger, J.
Start of project: 12 / 2021

Within the framework of this project, three measures in particular are developed that can contribute to the achievement of the objectives. The three main objectives of the project are:

  • Development of a register for data centres and…

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