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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Life-cycle comparison of reusable and non-reusable crockery for mass catering in the USA

Project manager: Antony, F.
End of project: 03 / 2017

The aim of the project was an evaluation of the ecological impacts of two systems, i.e. returnable and non-returnable crockery along the respective life stages. In methodological terms, the study is based on a product-related life…

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To publication "Life-cycle comparison of reusable and non-reusable crockery for mass catering in the USA"

Research coordination of the funding initiative `An environmentally and socially compatible transformation of the German energy system` conducted by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Project manager: Grießhammer, R.
End of project: 08 / 2017

The societal and political decision in favour of the German energy transition (Energiewende) should result in a transformation of the energy system. As opposed to historical transformations, the planned transformation offers the chance…

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Consulting services as part of the SSI phase IV for Work package 3: conceptual design and implementation of the

Project manager: Quack, D.
End of project: 07 / 2014

In the framework of the overall SSI project phase IV, the Oeko-Institut`s work shall be effected as part of work package 3: Conceptual design and implementation of the "current mirror". It includes the following three work packages:

1.…

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Preparatory study to establish the Ecodesign Working Plan 2015-2017 Implementing Directive 2009/125/EC

Project manager: Fischer, C.
End of project: 01 / 2015

The objective of this study is to support the Commission in developing the next Ecodesign Working Plan by:

(1) developing a convincing classification of product groups; and

(2) setting up an indicative list of no more than 20 priority…

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Analysis of Migros` eco standards for textiles

Project manager: Teufel, J.
End of project: 01 / 2014

The goal of this evaluation is an assessment of the criteria set out in the Migros eco standards for textiles, aimed at reducing the environmental burden along the production chain of textiles, and to compare it with other textile…

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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"

Technical support on Best Environmental Management Practice Lot 1: in the manufacture of electronic and electrical equipment sector

Project manager: Möller, M.
End of project: 07 / 2015

According to the technical specifications the study aims to achieve the following objectives:

- Collect technological, environmental and economic information in view of preparing a reference document on best environmental management…

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Revision of the LUBW brochure "More environment for the same amount of money" on the sustainable procurement of products and services

Project manager: Gröger, J.
End of project: 01 / 2014

Within this project, a Guideline on Green Public Produrement will be developed for municipal administrations. It will contain both contract-awarding aspects to further the social and environmental dimension of public procurement, as…

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Further development of the Blue Angel program through new eco-labels and revision of the existing ones

Project manager: Gröger, J.
End of project: 09 / 2016

In the framework of this project,scientific and technical investigations on products and services will be conducted as defined in ISO 14024 (type I environmental labelling). On that basis, award criteria for the ecolabel `Blue Angel`…

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Expert advice related to the project "Quality check of sustainability standards"

Project manager: Teufel, J.
End of project: 04 / 2014

In March 2013, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development commissioned the GIZ with the project "Quality check sustainability standards". The project aims at providing consumers, public authorities, enterprises and…

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Advisory Services on Eco-Labelling in Thailand and the ASEAN-region

Project manager: Manhart, A.
End of project: 02 / 2013

The study contains advisory services aimed to strengthen the project Sustainable Consumption and Production for Low Carbon Economy - Low Emission Public Procurement and Eco-Labelling (SCP4LCE) commissioned by the German Federal…

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Influence of the service life of products in terms of their environmental impact: Establishing an information base and developing policies against "obsolescence"

Project manager: Prakash, S.
End of project: 03 / 2015

Das übergeordnete Ziel des Vorhabens besteht darin, eine fundierte Datengrundlage zur Beschreibung und Beurteilung des Phänomens „Obsoleszenz" zu schaffen und darauf aufbauend handlungssichere Strategien gegen Obsoleszenz zu…

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Scientific monitoring of the relevant processes in green public procurement

Project manager: Gröger, J.
End of project: 12 / 2016

The objective of the project is to provide scientific support to the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) in relation to its diverse activities to further promote green public procurement. The main focus of the work concentrates on the…

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Savings potentials thanks to the automatic TwinDos dosage in washing machines

Project manager: Blepp, M.
End of project: 09 / 2013

Scoping LCA comparing multiple way bedpans with disposable bedpans made of bioplastics

Project manager: Blepp, M.
End of project: 11 / 2013

Aim of the study to be undertaken is an ecological assessment of the two bedpan systems used in clinics, disposable bedpans and multiple way bedpans, along the relevant life cycle stages.

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Preparation of a data sheet for the sustainable public procurement of textiles

Project manager: Teufel, J.
End of project: 09 / 2013

On the basis of the criteria for the award of different eco-labels (EU flower, Blue Angel, bluesign requirements), the Oeko-Institut prepared a data sheet for the procurement of sustainably produced textiles. These criteria, however,…

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Comparison of the Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) of Egyptian potatoes with the PCF of stored potatoes organically grown in Germany

Project manager: Teufel, J.
End of project: 09 / 2013

The project aimed at comparing the Product Carbon Footprint of early potatoes cultivated in Egypt with the PCF of stored potatoes organically grown in Germany. The compilation of each PCF started with primary agricultural production…

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Sustainable Consumption and Production for Low Carbon Economy – Low Emission Public Procurement and Eco-Labelling (SCP4LCE) - Advisory Services on Eco-Labelling in Thailand and the ASEAN-region

Project manager: Prakash, S.
End of project: 06 / 2015

The study contains advisory services aimed to strengthen the project Sustainable Consumption and Production for Low Carbon Economy - Low Emission Public Procurement and Eco-Labelling (SCP4LCE) commissioned by the German Federal…

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Scientific monitoring of the implementation of the ecodesign directive and the energy labelling directive - Work programme for 2012 and beyond

Project manager: Brommer, E.
End of project: 07 / 2016

Evaluation of the Energy Labelling Directive and specific aspects of the Ecodesign Directive

Project manager: Fischer, C.
End of project: 11 / 2014

The study aims at

(a) evaluating the effectiveness of the Directive 2010/30/EU on energy labelling and the related implementing measures, and

(b) evaluating specific aspects of the Ecodesign Directive 2009/125/EC.

It will compile,…

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