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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Short Research Study on Deep Sea Mining Commodities

Project manager: Manhart, A.
Start of project: 07 / 2022

Currently, mining of mineral commodities is almost exclusively conducted on land. Nevertheless, deposits in the deep sea are increasingly moving into the focus of mining companies and raw material analysts. These deposits are mostly…

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Life cycle assesment of the developed recycling process chains

Project manager: Buchert, M.
Start of project: 06 / 2022

Circular Economy in Southeast Asia: Promoting climate-friendly and resource-efficient products and services

Project manager: Prakash, S.
Start of project: 05 / 2022

The overall objective of Oeko-Institut's project activities in Southeast Asia is to help promote sustainable consumption and production (SCP) patterns in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. This is achieved by…

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EU dilligence portal

Project manager: Bulach, W.
Start of project: 05 / 2022

Develop technical guidance and an action plan for the management of e-waste generated in refugee camps and procurement guideline for UNHCR through a consultative process

Project manager: Schleicher, T.
Start of project: 05 / 2022

Develop technical guidance and an action plan for the management of e-waste generated in refugee camps and procurement guideline for UNHCR through a consultative process.

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Feasibility study for an incentive system to establish a local take-back-repair-repurposing centre for battery storage systems

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

Within the framework of a feasibility study, it will be investigated under which conditions, framework conditions and criteria German and possibly also European companies in the solar power sector together with German project…

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Model Germany Circular Economy - Feasibility Study

Project manager: Prakash, S.
End of project: 07 / 2022

In its coalition agreement, the German government has set itself the goal of developing a new, integrated circular economy strategy. The aim of this study is to examine the methodological and technical basis for the ecological 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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Report on the climate impacts of pyrolysis of plastic packaging and its alternatives

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

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

Developing Directive/Regulation on Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) and Take-back Scheme for Used Lead-acid Batteries (ULAB) and Lithium Ion Batteries (LIB) Management in Ethiopia

Project manager: Manhart, A.
Start of project: 10 / 2021

Ethiopia is one of the fastest growing economies of Africa and home to 115 million people. Increasing road traffic, expansion of mobile phone networks, electrification of rural communities and the demand for reliable backup systems in…

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Study to provide recommendations to Member States at risk of noncompliance with recycling targets in 2025 and the landfill target in 2035 - Early Warning reports

Project manager: Stahl, H.
Start of project: 09 / 2021

Measures catalogue for end of life (EoL) management in solar energy access projects

Project manager: Manhart, A.
Start of project: 08 / 2021

To achieve the sustainable development goal Nr. 7 on “access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all” by 2030, most low- and middle-income countries launched ambitious energy-access initiatives. In that context,…

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Support to assessing the impacts of amendments to the proposal of the Commission for a Regulation on Batteries

Project manager: Stahl, H.
Start of project: 04 / 2021

E-Waste Compensation as an International Financing Mechanism in Nigeria

Project manager: Schleicher, T.
Start of project: 12 / 2020

The project main objective is to advance the concept of ‘waste compensation’ where international brands and users of electrical and electronic equipment can contribute to a sound management of equivalent e-waste volumes in developing…

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SUstainable Management in EXtractive industries —SUMEX (action)

Project manager: Dolega, P.
Start of project: 11 / 2020

Support for SMEs on mineral supply chain due diligence – maintenance phase (conflict minerals)

Project manager: Bulach, W.
Start of project: 11 / 2020

Developing recommendations for technical standards and a licensing scheme for the management of lead-acid batteries in Ethiopia

Project manager: Manhart, A.
End of project: 01 / 2021

Ethiopia is one of the fastest growing economies of Africa and will experience a rapid increase in battery deployment in the next decade. While the use of batteries serves multiple development goals, there is concern that current waste…

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Research & stakeholder engagement for improved management of used batteries in Africa

Project manager: Manhart, A.
End of project: 03 / 2021

Access to clean, reliable electricity is one of the greatest challenges to sustainable development in Africa. Energy storage, particularly batteries, will be critical to supporting Africa’s progress to full energy access by 2030,…

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