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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Development and application of a valuation basis for resource-efficient software, taking into account the existing methodology

Project manager: Gröger, J.
End of project: 09 / 2017

The focus of the research project lies on the influence of software on the consumption of energy and resources. To begin with, it is aimed at systematizing the existing methodological approaches on the evaluation of software, and at…

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Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) Implementation Ghana and Egypt

Project manager: Manhart, A.
End of project: 12 / 2015

The World Resources Forum Association (WRFA) and Ecoinvent Association (ecoinvent) launched a programme “Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI)”, with the aim to support the sustainable integration and participation of small and medium…

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Methods and tools of the eco design of plastics packagings

Project manager: Möller, M.
End of project: 08 / 2015

Implementation of Directive 2000/52/EU on end-of-life vehicles with emphasis on the end-of-life vehicles with unknown whereabouts

Project manager: Mehlhart, G.
End of project: 05 / 2017

Comparative Life Cycle Assessment and Cost-Benefit Analysis regarding the Effects of Measures to lift the Groundwater Table in Favour of three Forest Areas in the Region "Hessisches Ried"

End of project: 12 / 2014

Substitution of critical raw materials in permanent magnets in wind turbines and electric vehicles, and in phosphors and LEDs for lighting

Project manager: Schüler, D.
End of project: 06 / 2015

Study to assess availabiltiy of mercury-free button cells for hearing aids

Project manager: Stahl, H.
End of project: 06 / 2014

Consultancy Service on an efficient and effective e-waste collection system for selected Ethiopian cities

Project manager: Manhart, A.
End of project: 08 / 2014

The project aims at collecting detailed information on current solid waste and e-waste collection systems in three Ethiopian cities (Addis Ababa, Diredawa and Awassa) and at proposing an efficient and effective e-waste collection…

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Study on EU needs with regard to cooperation with Greenland

Project manager: Schüler, D.
End of project: 11 / 2014

Lot3: Supply of statistical services in the field of environment statistics: Assistance in the operation and further development of Eurostat`s environmental data centre on natural resources

Project manager: Stahl, H.
End of project: 01 / 2016

The main objective of this contract is to assist Eurostat in implementing, operating and further developing the Environmental Data Centre on Natural Resources. This includes, inter alia:

  • Management of resource statistics and data from…

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Regulatory approaches to increase the resource efficiency in the IT sector

Project manager: Manhart, A.
End of project: 12 / 2013

The aim of the project was to set up a paper depicting both proposed and existing regulatory approaches in Germany and the EU, concerning the use of raw materials, life-time extension, as well as the recycling of mobile phones, tablets…

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3D Printing – Risks and Opportunities

Project manager: Stahl, H.
End of project: 12 / 2013

Goods manufactured with 3D printers can save resources in the production process and can reduce warehousing, transport costs and packaging. However, at the same time, the materials used are currently still restricted mainly to plastics…

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To publication "3D Printing – Risks and Opportunities"

European Rare Earth Magnet Recycling Network

Project manager: Buchert, M.
End of project: 08 / 2017

A life cycle assessment study will be conducted within the EREAN project under the supervision of Oeko-Institut. The aim is to quantify the environmental benefits associated with the introduction of neodymium-iron-boron magnet…

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Challenges to Recycling and Environmental Aspects of Metals

Project manager: Buchert, M.
End of project: 08 / 2013

Assistance in the re-engineering, implementation and operation of the Environmental Date Centre on Natural Resources

Project manager: Mehlhart, G.
End of project: 01 / 2014

Impact assessment on options reviewing the targets contained in the Waste Framework Direktive, the Landfill Directive and the Packaging Waste Directive

Project manager: Mehlhart, G.
End of project: 02 / 2014

Conflict minerals - An evaluation of the Dodd-Frank Act and other resource-related measures

Project manager: Manhart, A.
End of project: 08 / 2013

Since publication of a UN-report in 2002, it is widely recognized that the mining and trade of minerals in the eastern parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo significantly contributes to financing violent conflicts. Although the…

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To publication "Conflict minerals - An evaluation of the Dodd-Frank Act and other resource-related measures"

Challanges to Recycling and Environmental Aspects of Metals

Project manager: Buchert, M.
End of project: 01 / 2013

E-waste country study Ethiopia

Project manager: Manhart, A.
End of project: 12 / 2012

Within the last decade, many African countries experienced a rapidly growing e-waste problem. While a certain share of this e-waste is generated by a sharply increasing domestic use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs)…

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PolRess – Development of a societal and political debate regarding resource efficiency

Project manager: Hermann, A. | Keimeyer, F. | Schulze, F.
End of project: 08 / 2015
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