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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Study on Land-Sourced Litter (LSL) in the marine environment

Review of sources and literature

Project manager: Mehlhart, G.
End of project: 01 / 2012

The Oeko-Institut was commissioned to study existing literature, focusing its attention on three European seas, i.e. the North Sea, the Baltic Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. All the available studies into land-sourced litter, i.e.…

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To publication "Study on Land-Sourced Litter (LSL) in the marine environment"

Presenting the results of two UBA-ICT-studies to the International Expert Community

Project manager: Prakash, S.
End of project: 04 / 2012

Estimating the potential of consumer electronics devices in terms of energy and resource efficiency

Project manager: Prakash, S.
End of project: 09 / 2014

Investigation of the effects related to selected nanotechnology-based products on resource and energy requirements

Project manager: Möller, M.
End of project: 03 / 2013

The general objective of the study is to describe the anticipated future resource and energy requirements of the most promising nanotechnology applications and products both in qualitative terms and, as far as possible, in quantitative…

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Critical Review Concerning LCA BTW Ford & Umicore

Project manager: Buchert, M.
End of project: 05 / 2011

Initial e-waste country study Ethiopia

Project manager: Manhart, A.
End of project: 04 / 2011

Supply of statistical services in the field of environmental statistics and accounts: Assistance in operation and further development of the Environmental Data Centre and Waste

Project manager: Mehlhart, G.
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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Assessing Mineral Resources in the Human Society: Metal Stocks and Recycling Rates`a report for the International Panel for Sustainable Resource Management

Project manager: Buchert, M.
End of project: 06 / 2011

Consultancy services to Eurometaux in the development of industry proposals to the raw materials initiative

Project manager: Buchert, M.
End of project: 04 / 2010

Feasibility study E-waste in Ghana

Project manager: Prakash, S.
End of project: 06 / 2010

Building local capacity to address the flow of e-wastes and electrical and electronicproducts

Project manager: Manhart, A.
End of project: 12 / 2010

Study of the ozone depletion and global warming potentials associated with fridge recycling operations that involve the manual stripping of polyurethane insulation foam

Project manager: Dehoust, G.
End of project: 09 / 2010

In the present study, the average emissions associated with the manual disassembly of refrigeration appliances were determined solely during the manual dismantling phase. The emissions associated with the subsequent disposal phase will…

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To publication "Study of the ozone depletion and global warming potentials associated with fridge recycling operations that involve the manual stripping of polyurethane insulation foam"

Critical Metals for the future sustainable technologies and their recycling potential

Project manager: Buchert, M.
End of project: 12 / 2008

International review of waste management policy

Project manager: Hermann, A.
End of project: 07 / 2009

Bioenergy related studies for the International Panel für Sustainable Resource Management in May 2008

Project manager: Fritsche, U.
End of project: 06 / 2008

Use of PRODCOM for the Data Centres

Project manager: Jenseit, W.
End of project: 12 / 2009

The number of products (i.e. both goods and services) that can be object of study to be included in the Data Centres on Products is enormous. There is a need to limit it to a reduced number of meaningful products or classes of…

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Assistance in the implementation and operation of the Environment Date Centre for Waste

Project manager: Mehlhart, G.
End of project: 12 / 2010

The main objective of this contract is to assist Eurostat in the establishment and operation of the Environmental Data Centre for Waste. Öko-Institut assists Eurostat to achieve the following general objectives:

  • Be the reference point…

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Key Social Impacts of Electronics Production and WEEE-Recycling in China

Project manager: Manhart, A.
End of project: 06 / 2007

Undeniably, the electronics industry is highly relevant for the Chinese economy and seems to continue being important in the future. Nevertheless there are an ongoing discussions on the social and environmental sustainability of this…

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To publication "Key Social Impacts of Electronics Production and WEEE-Recycling in China"

Smart Domestic Appliances in Sustainable Energy Systems

Project manager: Timpe, C.
End of project: 06 / 2009

The project is conducted in cooperation with manufacturers of appliances and electric utilities. The findings from the analysis are being tested with experts in regional case studies in selected European countries.

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Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) – Recycling of CFC – and HC – containing refrigerator equipment (Summary)

Project manager: Dehoust, G.
End of project: 03 / 2007

This life cycle assessment (LCA) was commissioned by the RAL Quality Assurance Association for the Demanufacture of Refrigeration Equipment. Its objective is to make an ecological comparison of the different disposal channels for waste…

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To publication "Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) – Recycling of CFC – and HC – containing refrigerator equipment (Summary)"

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