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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Scientific Support to Ecolabel - Research into circular economy perspectives in the management of textile products and textile waste in the European Union

Project manager: Köhler, A.
Start of project: 12 / 2019

The project provides a detailed picture of the material flows in the EU textile industry and post-consumer textile collection and recycling sector. Insights in the status-quo of textile product value chains are elaborated by means of…

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Consumers4climate: How to position consumer organisations as relevant players in the debate against climate change?

Project manager: Quack, D.
Start of project: 12 / 2019

Strategic further development and scientific support for the activities and services of the Competence Centre for Sustainable Consumption

Project manager: Fischer, C.
Start of project: 11 / 2019

The Competence Centre for Sustainable Consumption (KNK) provides significant support for the implementation of the National Programme for Sustainable Consumption (NPNK) by taking on organisational and scientific activities as well as…

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Carbon Credit Guidance for Buyers – developing a carbon credit assessment methodology

Project manager: Schneider, L.
Start of project: 09 / 2019

Technical support to develop EU GPP Criteria for Smartphones

Project manager: Graulich, K.
Start of project: 09 / 2019

Smart Home - Energy consumption and savings potential of intelligent devices

Project manager: Quack, D.
Start of project: 08 / 2019

The overarching objective of the project is to show that the use of intelligent and networked devices in private households can potentially lead to energy savings, but that the corresponding devices themselves - due to their smart…

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Research on the acquisition of new label holders for existing eco-labels

Project manager: Rüdenauer, I.
Start of project: 04 / 2019

Establishing contacts with companies and conducting surveys to identify the barriers which, for four different product groups, could have the effect that there are no or only a few licence-holders of the Blue Angel eco-label.

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Technical support for the revision of EU Ecolabel criteria for computers

Project manager: Graulich, K.
Start of project: 03 / 2019

The project's objective is to support JRC Seville in revising the existing EU GPP criteria. The priority in this revision process should be to first analyse which of the existing criteria and the supporting technical evidence are still…

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Implementation of innovative incentive mechanisms for the promotion of climate-friendly products and services in ASEAN

Project manager: Prakash, S.
Project staff:  López Hernández, V.
End of project: 12 / 2020

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the development and introduction of innovative incentive systems in Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines in order to promote sustainable consumption and production…

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Double dividend through electricity savings and reinvestment in renewable energies

Project manager: Graulich, K.
Start of project: 01 / 2019

In order to advance the energy turnaround, Elektrizitätswerke Schönau (EWS) is planning and testing a new business model in cooperation with Oeko-Institut and Büro oe-quadrat within the context of this project sponsored by the Federal…

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Export of green and sustainable (environmental) infrastructure – Preparation of a delegation trip

Project manager: Prakash, S.
End of project: 04 / 2019

As part of the "Export Initiative Environmental Technologies" project of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Oeko-Institut supported the German Society for International Cooperation…

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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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Research Project “Holistic management of energy- and resource efficiency in companies” (MERU)

Project manager: Wolff, F.
Start of project: 11 / 2018

Die ökologischen Belastungsgrenzen des Planeten stehen unter Druck. Dazu tragen die gegenwärtigen Konsum- und Produktionsmuster maßgeblich bei. Zwar konnte die Energie- und Ressourceneffizienz in den letzten Jahren durch Innovationen…

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Revision and further development of the environmental criteria in the clothing and textiles product group as part of sector project "Sustainability standards and public-private responsibilities"

Project manager: Teufel, J.
End of project: 11 / 2018

In March 2013, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) commissioned the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) with the project "Quality Check Sustainability Standards". The aim of the…

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Identification of stakeholder-related options of action for a turnaround in food and agriculture with a view to shaping the CAP after 2020

Project manager: Teufel, J.
End of project: 12 / 2020

The project analyses the transformation in agriculture and food in an integrated way, with regard to the transformation needs, the actors involved and espe-cially with regard to the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The project also…

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Identification of elements for a future "Strategy for the EU Ecolabel"

Project manager: Prakash, S.
End of project: 04 / 2019

The EU Ecolabel is a voluntary instrument aimed at identifying the environmentally best performing products on the market. The debate on the role and effectiveness of ecolabels in driving the sustainable consumption and production…

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40 years of Blue Angel – refinement of the existing product range

Project manager: Gröger, J.
Start of project: 07 / 2018

In this research project, criteria for the award of the Blue Angel eco-label for various product groups and services are being continuously developed and improved. For this purpose, products are analysed along their life cycle and…

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Preparation of a study for comparative economic and ecological evaluation of additive and conventional manufacturing technologies in industrial production

Project manager: Köhler, A.
End of project: 03 / 2019

The study examines the resource efficiency of additive manufacturing processes, often summarized under the synonym "3D printing". Two reference components - one having a structurally optimized design and one a conventional design – are…

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Partnership agreement for the implementation of the Seed Money project #S008 Green Public Procurement of Pharmaceuticals (GrePPP) of Interreg Baltic Sea Region

Project manager: Moch, K.
Start of project: 04 / 2018

In this Interreg Seed Project called “Green Public Procurement of Pharmaceuticals in the Baltic Sea Region” (GrePPP), the overall objective is to collect various types of background information in the supply chain of the…

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Strategies for ecologically-driven structural change towards a Green Economy

Project manager: Heyen, D.
Start of project: 01 / 2018

The fundamental goals of the project (running from 2018 to 2020) are:

1. The collection and application of criteria for the identification of business sectors / technologies in which fundamental structural change is inevitable given…

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