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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Sustainability impacts of alternative approaches for pesticide use. Assessment of multidimensional conflicts of objectives

Project manager: Bunke, D.
Start of project: 06 / 2021

There are many alternatives to the use of pesticides in agriculture. In this project, ten research projects on such alternatives are evaluated. The aim is to qualitatively and quantitatively assess the sustainability impact of these…

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Material requirements in the award criteria of the Blue Angel environmental label - development of a guideline for action

Project manager: Bunke, D.
Start of project: 01 / 2021

The requirements for chemicals in products that are awarded the Blue Angel differ from product group to product group. In the project, a guideline is being developed to ensure more uniform and practical requirements.

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Study to support the impact assessment for the review of Directive 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles

Project manager: Baron, Y.
Start of project: 12 / 2020

The ELV Directive aims at making the dismantling and recycling of end-of-life vehicles more environmentally friendly. It includes provisions as to the deisgn of vehicles, such as prohibitions of hazardous substances, and sets clear…

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Study to assess requests for a renewal of seven (-7-) exemptions 18(b), 18(b)-I, 24, 29, 32 and 34 of Annex III and exemption 34 of Annex IV of Directive 2011/65/EU

Project manager: Moch, K.
Start of project: 12 / 2020

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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Study to assess requests for a renewal of nine (-9-) exemptions 6(a), 6(a)-I, 6(b), 6(b)-I, 6(b)-II, 6(c), 7(a), 7(c)-I and 7 (c)-11 of Annex III of Directive 2011/65/EU - Specific Contract n° 070201/2020/835848/ENV.B.3, implementing Framework Contract n

Project manager: Baron, Y.
Start of project: 10 / 2020

The RoHS Directive (2011/65/EU) on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment requires“that EEE placed on the market, including cables and spare parts for its repair, its reuse,…

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Service contract for technical assistance to the Commission pertaining to exemptions l(a - e), l(f), 2(a), 2(b)(3), 2(b)(4), 3, 4(a), 4(b), 4(c), 4(e), and 4(f) of Annex III of Directive 2011/65/EU

Project manager: Baron, Y.
Start of project: 08 / 2020

Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS 2) on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment provides “that EEE placed on the market, including cables and spare parts for its repair, its reuse,…

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Maintenance of the EUROSTAT Chemical Indicator Set

Project manager: Bunke, D.
Start of project: 01 / 2020

Study to assess one (1) request for a new exemption to Annex IV of Directive 2011 65 EU for bis-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) in plastic components in MRI detector coils

Project manager: Moch, K.
Start of project: 11 / 2019

Study to assess one (1) request for renewal of exemption 12 of Annex IV to Directive 2011 65 EU

Project manager: Moch, K.
Start of project: 11 / 2019

Study to assess seven (7) exemption requests relating to Annex III and IV to Directive 2011/65/EU

Project manager: Baron, Y.
Start of project: 08 / 2019

Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS 2) states that "no electrical and electronic equipment placed on the market, including cables and spare…

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REACH Radar Plus - Support for SMEs on problematic substances, detection, substitution, conformity testing

Project manager: Bunke, D.
Start of project: 12 / 2018

REACH Radar Plus is an Excel-based tool that helps companies identify critical substances. This includes substances that are already legally restricted or for which such a restriction is to be expected. The substances are on various…

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Study to assess two exemption requests in Annexes III and IV to Directive 2011/65/EU

Project manager: Moch, K.
End of project: 05 / 2019

Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS 2) provides that "electrical and electronic equipment placed on the market, including cables and spare…

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Analysing substance derogation requests under Article 6.7 of Ecolabel Regulation EC 66/2010

Project manager: Baron, Y.
End of project: 01 / 2019

Article 6(6) of the Regulation (EC) No 66/2010 (EU Ecolabel Regulation) requires that ecolabelled products shall not contain substances and mixtures meeting the criteria for specific classifications of the regulation on Classification,…

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REACH plus: Proposals for the updating and further development of the European Chemicals Regulation after 2018 and strategies for implementation

Project manager: Bunke, D.
Start of project: 07 / 2018

The project develops proposals for the continuation of REACH, the European chemicals regulation, and for its implementation beyond 2018.

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Review in the light of scientific and technical progress of exemptions 8(e), 8(f) (b), 8(g) and 14 and re-evaluation of entry 8 (j) of Annex II to Directive 2000/53/EC (ELV)

Project manager: Baron, Y.
End of project: 09 / 2019

Study to support the review of the list of restricted substances and to assess a new exemption request under RoHS 2 (Pack 15)

Project manager: Köhler, A.
Start of project: 12 / 2017

Expert representation on standardisation acticities relating to nanotechnologies and nanomaterials

Project manager: Hermann, A.
End of project: 01 / 2018

Comparative economic and ecological assessment of innovative stationary

Project manager: Köhler, A.
End of project: 06 / 2017

Based on a multidisciplinary approach, the study aims at performing a comparative ecological evaluation and a comparative economic analysis of three selected decentralized stationary energy storage solutions. The comparison is carried…

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Scientific and technical assistance for the maintenance and further development of indicators to monitor environmental and health benefits of the EU chemicals legislation

Project manager: Bunke, D.
Start of project: 01 / 2017

In this project, indicators on the positive effects of the European chemicals regulation are being developed or continued.

Study in cooperation with FoBIG and RPA (partners)

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Study to assess socio-economic impact of substitution of certain mercury-based lamps currently benefitting of RoHS 2 exemptions in Annex III

Project manager: Baron, Y.
End of project: 09 / 2017

Towards the end of 2014, the EU Commission started receiving applications for the renewal of various exemptions listed in Annex III of the Directive. A large number of exemptions that had been listed in the Directive annex at the time…

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