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 the Energy Saving Potential of Increasing Resource Efficiency

Project manager: Mehlhart, G.
End of project: 05 / 2016

This study estimates potential energy savings found through increased resource efficiency in select product groups, sectors and examples of industrial symbioses in the EU. Six areasoffer the greatest energy savings from…

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To publication "Study on the Energy Saving Potential of Increasing Resource Efficiency"

Development of a climate protection and adaptation center - Country: Morocco

Project manager: Harthan, R.
End of project: 05 / 2016

Pre-Feasibility study on the possible commitment of the German Development Cooperation (EZ) in the sector of waste management in Ghana

Project manager: Manhart, A.
End of project: 11 / 2015

The German Development Cooperation (EZ) intends to resume its work on the matter of waste management in Ghana, putting special focus on improving the situation in the area of E-waste management. With regard to elaborating a potential…

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Study to assess 2 RoHS exemption requests: #1 Cadmium in colour converting II-VI LEDs for use in solid state illumination or display systems; #2 Cadmium in LCD Quantum Dot Light Control Films and Components – Pack 10

Project manager: Baron, Y.
End of project: 04 / 2016

In December 2012 the Commission received a request for the renewal of Annex III exemption 39, and in May 2013 a request for a new Annex III exemption. The exemptions, both dealing with cadmium quantum dot applications, were both…

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Conceptualizing a transformative environmental policy

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

In the last decades, we have seen significant successes and developments in the field of environmental policy. Nevertheless, persistent environmental problems and the increasing use of natural resources indicate that this progress is…

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To publication "Transformative Umweltpolitik: Nachhaltige Entwicklung konsequent fördern und gestalten"

Maximizing the impact of public sector procurement of Renewable Electricity via Green Public Procurement Guidelines

Project manager: Seebach, D.
End of project: 12 / 2017

"PBT - quo vadis?" Review and update of the PBT assessment approach for the identification of environmental SVHC

Project manager: Blepp, M.
End of project: 12 / 2018

Scientific and educational activities of German research facilities relating to sustainable chemistry

Project manager: Blepp, M.
End of project: 10 / 2015

The aim of the project is to create a structural and comprehensive overview of activities taking place in the German research community on the subject of sustainable chemistry, and to identify current developments. After a systematic…

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Reporting to the European Commission pursuant to Article 12 of the EU Regulation (EC) No 850/2004 on POPs

Project manager: Blepp, M.
End of project: 11 / 2015

Within the framework of this report, the still missing information about the use of PFOS (perfluorooctane sulfonate) in electroplating are to be gathered to fill knowledge gaps. This requires targeted cooperation with the German…

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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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Climate Protection in Maritime Transportation

Project manager: Keimeyer, F.
End of project: 01 / 2018

Emission reduction targets for international aviation and shipping

Project manager: Cames, M.
End of project: 10 / 2015

How to end energy poverty? Scrutiny of current EU and Member States instruments

Project manager: Schumacher, K.
End of project: 07 / 2015

Policymaking to alleviate energy poverty needs to find a balance between short-term remedies and the resolution of long-term drivers of energy poverty. EU policy might need to work towards a) finding a definition of energy poverty; b)…

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To publication "How to end energy poverty? Scrutiny of current EU and Member States instruments"

Focal point global supply chains: sustainability challenges and mitigation strategies

Project manager: Kampffmeyer, N.
End of project: 12 / 2016

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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Drawing up a best practice guide and an event concept relating to "Strategies to successfully introduce organic food in the catering of municipalities (`More organic food in municipalities`)"

Project manager: Teufel, J.
End of project: 08 / 2015

The project "More organic food in municipalities" particularly aims at strengthening the demand for organic food by the public sector. It should help to assure that organic food and in particular regionally produced organic food in the…

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Investigation of operational experience from nuclear reactors - screening of reportable events

Project manager: Kurth, S.
End of project: 03 / 2018

The systematic evaluation of operational experience provides a basis for maintaining and developing the safety of nuclear reactors. Reportable events in German commercial reactors and research reactors as well as events in foreign…

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Enhanced flexibilities for the EU`s 2030 Effort Sharing Decision and the treatment of the AFOLU sector

Project manager: GraichenJ.
End of project: 07 / 2015

Review of the Eco-innovation Action Plan (EcoAP)

Project manager: Baron, Y.
End of project: 11 / 2015

The increasing number of environmental challenges and resource constraints worldwide have led to growing demand for environmental technologies, products and services and have facilitated the emergence of green industries. Europe`s…

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Methods and tools of the eco design of plastics packagings

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