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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Contributions to the German Obligations regarding the National Report and the 7th Review Meeting of the “Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management

Project manager: Neles, J.
Start of project: 05 / 2019

Since preparing Germany’s first national report to the “Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management” (Joint Convention), OEko-Institut substantially contributes the…

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Integration of Power Transmission Grids - Prospects and Challenges at National and European Levels in advancing the energy transition

Project manager: Bauknecht, D.
Start of project: 04 / 2019

Analysis and technical evaluation of measures at nuclear installations in decommissioning in accordance with Section 7 of the Atomic Energy Act and during the operation of research reactors

Project manager: Mohr, S.
Start of project: 04 / 2019

Scientific and technical support of the BMU on behalf of GRS on short-term issues of federal supervision. The aim of the project is to advise the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) on…

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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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The role of the EU ETS in inressing the EU climate ambition

Project manager: Graichen, V.
End of project: 06 / 2019

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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Service contract supporting the Evaluation of die Directive 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles

Project manager: Mehlhart, G.
Start of project: 03 / 2019

Advising activities related to the disposal of clearance waste by the district of Karlsruhe

Project manager: Küppers, C.
Start of project: 03 / 2019

The waste management company of the district of Karlsruhe is responsible for the disposal of non-radioactive waste arising from the dismantling of facilities of the former Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe and the Philippsburg nuclear power…

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Investigation of the suitability of the waste incineration plant Weissenhorn for the incineration of waste from the Gundremmingen nuclear power plant and development of criteria for the optimization of occupational radiation protection in connection with

Project manager: Küppers, C.
End of project: 04 / 2019

Clearance waste from the Gundremmingen nuclear power plant is burned in the waste incineration plant Weissenhorn, district Neu-Ulm. OEko-Institut is commissioned by the operator of the incineration plant to investigate whether the…

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

Project manager: Prakash, S.
Start of project: 02 / 2019

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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A selection of case studies on the impacts of slow steaming for the shipping industry

Project manager: Healy, S. | Graichen, J.
End of project: 06 / 2019

Effects of regional value creation and sustainability of digital platform systems for future public services in the fields of alimentation and mobility

Project manager: Scherf, C.
Start of project: 01 / 2019

The project analyses the contribution of regional digital platform systems to basic public services, along the fields of alimentation and mobility. As part of the project, the project team analyses the factors determining the economic,…

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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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Evaluation of public participation – Improving planning and permitting of major environmentally-relevant projects through participation of citizens and environmental organisations

Project manager: Schütte, S.
Start of project: 01 / 2019

The research project assesses the advantages of public participation in planning and approval procedures, with a focus on the improved consideration of environmental concerns. It also examines the extent to which the possible costs and…

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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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Support for SMEs on mineral supply chain due diligence - implementation phase (conflict minerals)

Project manager: Schüler, D.
Start of project: 12 / 2018
The project connects the concurrent yet often detached discourses on due diligence, sustainability management, supply chain management etc., with the aim to build a consistent and improved political framework towards sustainable and responsible business conduct. As part of the project, the project team will analyse central concepts and their terminology, hold an international conference and draw recommendations on how to improve environmental and human rights due diligence through both voluntary and legal means.

Capacity building to facilitate implementation of the Effort Sharing legislation, with focus on ex-post evaluation and policy lessons learned

Project manager: Förster, H.
Start of project: 12 / 2018

Öko-Institut team: Dr. Hannah Förster, Sabine Gores, Jakob Graichen, Viktoria Noka, Margarethe Scheffler, Dr. Katja Schumacher, Kirsten Wiegmann, Nora Wissner

With this project we promote GHG emissions reductions in the EU by…

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