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Ecoleasing for technical commodity goods - Models of use on the example of abrasives

The aim of the project is, to come to general expressions on one hand of the market potential and on the other hand of the restrictions for ecoleasing in the field of technical commodity goods. Within the project an evaluation on the relevance of ecoleasing for the sustainable development will also be done.

Nachhaltig Wirtschaften

Ecological and Social Efficiency Index - EASEY X

Basing on a model and indicators for valuing sustainability of companies quoted at the prime market of the Vienna stock exchange methods and instruments have been developed to analyse their performance. By the connecting step company data have been collected and analysed by four different methods (SPSS, EVA, SVA, MCA Outranking). On a 100 scores scale five companies exceeded barely the mark 70, 6 rank between 60 and 69 further 5 between 52 and 59. The aim is to launch a sustainability EASEY index 2004 or beginning 2005.

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Ecologically friendly resin impregnation of rotating machines with the use of the joule effect

Windings of rotating machines or electrical generators (e. g. wind and water power generators) are impregnated with resin. A new technology using the heating effect of current is investigated. The high efficiency of heating with the joule effect results in quick heating of stator leading to fast gelling of the resin, which implies low emission.

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Economical Utilisation of residues from slaughtering and meat processing

By utilising fresh raw materials, the process of producing meat and bone meal can be avoided and products of higher quality may be obtained.

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educational Ecodesign game

Development of a concept and method for the required data for an Ecodesign learning game. The intended use of this game is in schools and youth organisations for disseminating basis knowledge of sustainable product development to support green consumption.

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Elaboration of the conditions to build up a reuse-cycle network for WEEE

Selection of electrical and electronic equipment disposed as waste back into a reuse-cycle, bulding up an operational network between social enterprises, linking up and improving the workflows necessary for this purpose and the creation of a second-hand-shop for electrical an electronic equipment.

Nachhaltig Wirtschaften

EMA - Environmental Management Accounting - Pilot-testing

Training kit for environmental management accounting and investment appraisal

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EMA Mikro-Makro-Link

Focus of the project was the harmonisation of disclosure reqirements to statistical agencies regarding material and energy consumption, environmental investments and expenditure with the IFAC guidance document on environmental management accounting and the GRI guideline regarding sustainability performance indicators.

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Enhancement of the added value from oilseed processing remnants

Based on a market analysis and on selected laboratory experiments the economy of utilization of oilseed processing remnants should be improved. Product suggestions resulting from the market analysis will be analysed for their technical feasibility by laboratory tests and a synopsis of both developed.

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Environmental Label PLUS / Umweltzeichen PLUS (UZ+): Extension of the Austrian Environmental Label towards Sustainability

Aspects of sustainable beyond pure ecological goals become increasingly important for consumers, corporations and the general public. The well-known Austrian Environmental Label should be extended to meet these comprehensive requirements.

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Environmental, Material Flow and Sustainability Management Accounting - Offensive diffusion in adult education

Diffusion of the "Factory of Tomorrow" project line on environmental and material flow cost accounting (EMA and MFCA) for corporate and national system boundaries, as well as related tools for sustainability accounting in existing post graduate studies.

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EOR - EASEY Online Rating - a roadmap of a free of charge online service for small businesses

Preparation tool for the bank rating; model and indicators - concept for communication and technological options.

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Essential oils instead of neurotoxic substance - protection from pest by the use of innovative application of pheromones

Corn production in Europe is seriously threatened by a new pest. Highly toxic insecticides are currently the only means of control. Biological signals (Semiochemicals) offer an environmentally friendly alternative, which is yet to be made available for corn as for many other crop plants.

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Establishment of a "Sustainability Label for repair-friendly constructed electr(on)ic household appliances (brown and white goods) as a shopping guideline for consumers"

The scope of the project comprises the development of criteria for a Sustainability Label for repair-friendly constructed appliances, marketing and PR activities with a focus on producers and consumers, training of auditors and labelling of at least one product.

Nachhaltig Wirtschaften

FABRIKregio - Development, test and spreading of models for the self-evaluation of sustainability at enterprise level under special consideration of regional successful factors

The project provides enterprises with a new self-evaluation model, which serves the purpose to support sustainable decisions. Focal point and innovation are: more active participation of the employees and better consideration of regional economic factors for success.

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Feasibility concept for a customer-focused and resource-efficient production of wood-products, considering a parquet factory as an example

An innovative approach aiming higher resource-efficiency and added value by using new quality standards and production systems in parquet industry. A customer friendly product will be possible by combining industrial production methods with the flexibilty of a manufacture.

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Feasibility concept for the extensive implementation of information systems on Geographic basis in forest associations

The introduction of spacious information systems on GIS basis (geographical information system) in the forest federations of Austria and Bavaria is examined. This offers for the first time the possibility to connect biological and technical characteristics (attributes) with geographical data to compensate for the disadvantages of small structured forest estates. A substantial goal is also the development of a scanner method for the automated, EDP-supported identification of forests and their most important ground and stock characteristics.

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Fibre composites with natural adhesive

Developing of suitable bonding agents, fibres and processing technologies for the production of form stable fibre composites made of natural components. Production of prototypes like boards and moulded parts. Material testing.

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Formulation developement fo a repellant against "game bite" to be used for forestry and vineyards

A repellent against deers containing sheep fat in different formulations for usage in forestry and vineyards should be developed with special attention to get a stabilized formulation with high quality. Efficacy and stability will be tested.

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Green Biorefinery - Development of key separation technologies to extract lactic acid and other valuable substances from silage juice

Juice from pressed silage grass has a high content of lactate and free amino acids. The goal of this project is to develop a technology for the separation of these valuable products.