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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Periodic Safety Review for storage for spent fuel and reprocessing waste

Project manager: Neles, J.
Start of project: 01 / 2018

A first term of periodic safety review was carried out in storage facilities for spent fuel and high-level radioactive waste from reprocessing. Also a system for technical aging management has been established. Together with GRS,…

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Working in connection with a temporary storage of waste released for disposal in the district of Karlsruhe and their landfilling

Project manager: Küppers, C.
End of project: 12 / 2018

For the disposal of waste resulting from the demolition of nuclear facilities in the district of Karlsruhe, which can be released for disposal in a landfill, there is so far no own landfill of the district. The OEko-Institut…

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Implementation of international regulations in the German regulation system for nuclear waste management facilities

Project manager: Neles, J.
End of project: 06 / 2020

The Western European Nuclear Regulator Association (WENRA), an organisation of European regulating agencies, strives to harmonise the regulatory framework. Germany has committed themselve to improve and implement the regulatory…

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Assistance to the Commission on the implementation of the revised waste legislation, assess,emt pf Waste Management Plans and monitoring of compliance with the Waste Framework Directive

Project manager: Mehlhart, G.
Start of project: 12 / 2017

Support to the Commission for the determination of the Carbon Leakage List post-2020 under the EU Emission Trading System

Project manager: Graichen, V.
End of project: 05 / 2018

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

Nuclear safety and conflicts

Project manager: Englert, M.
End of project: 08 / 2019

The use of nuclear energy requires an extensive institutional and physical infrastructure upon a foundation of stable intrastate conditions and interstate relations. This being the case, conflicts can result in catastrophic accidents,…

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Update report on renewable cooling

Project manager: Braungardt, S.
End of project: 05 / 2018

This report collects background information on current and future cooling demand in the EU as well as renewable cooling technologies and discusses possible methodological approaches for calculating renewable cooling in the…

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Study on mapping the development of the international carbon market

Project manager: Graichen, V.
End of project: 06 / 2018

Short Term Technical Expert Assignment (Fact Finding Mission) in the field of off-Grid rural electrification via solar home systems

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

Shaping ecological change - Implementing and updating the Integrated Environmental Programme 2030

Project manager: Wolff, F.
Start of project: 11 / 2017

The project supports the German Federal Ministry of the Environment in its implementation and update of the “Integrated Environmental Programme” (IUP). In order to do so, the project draws on findings from social science research on…

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Safety review Thorium-High-Temperature Reactor 300 in Hamm Uentrop

Project manager: Kurth, S.
End of project: 05 / 2018

Preliminary assessment of reportable events in nuclear installations in Baden-Wuertttemberg

Project manager: Kurth, S.
End of project: 09 / 2020

The clearing center has been established by the Ministry for the Environment in Baden-Württemberg for the preliminary assessment of reportable events in nuclear installations. The clearing center evaluates incidents with regard to…

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Effects for the ELV waste management in consequences of the decisions of the Stockholm Convention on Deca-BDE

Project manager: Mehlhart, G.
End of project: 01 / 2018

Sustainable utilization of resources – requirements for a sustainable bio-based economy

Project manager: Möller, M.
Start of project: 10 / 2017

The aim of the project is the analysis and discussion of different paths of bioeconomics against the background of a sustainable use of resources. Based on an analysis of existing political bioeconomic strategies, an analysis of social…

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Characterisation of the European energy system

Project manager: Förster, H.
End of project: 03 / 2018

Expert Opinion on Important Safety Aspects of High-level Radioactive Waste Interim Storage

Project manager: Kallenbach-Herbert, B.
End of project: 12 / 2017

This expert opinion for the German “Nationales Begleitgremium” deals with the following main topics in connection with the interim storage of high-level radioactive waste in Germany:

  • current safety status of the interim storage…

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Preparation of a brief expert report on “Energy and resource consumption resulting from digitalisation”

Project manager: Gröger, J.
End of project: 12 / 2017

The target of the brief expert report is an assessment on the development of the global demand for energy and resources generated by digitization by the year 2030 and beyond. The assessment takes into account the spread of new digital…

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Expert Assessment of the Ibeto Union Lead Recycling Plant in Nnewi, Nigeria

Project manager: Manhart, A.
End of project: 10 / 2017

Expert Assessment of the Ibeto´Union Recycling Plant, Participant and Training at the Training Workshop of ESM of ULAB and Application of the Benchmark Assessment Tool in the Context of Implementing the Basel Convention in Nigeria

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