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Chemo-physical analysis and assessment of color alterations of selected hardwoods and development

Analyses of biochemical reactions causing colour changes during the hygrothermal treatment of selected hardwoods will lead to a model for defined and process-based colouration or maintenance of colour in drying and steaming processes. Based on this development the new drying and steaming schedules will be implemented in the industry.

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Colors of Nature - vegetable dyes in practice

By means of optimization of the production of vegetable dyes and dyeing technology, the vegetable dyestuff "Colors of Nature" will achieve market maturity. In co-operation with farmers and companies of the textile, food processing and wood working industry there has been developed a competitive product throughout the value chain, which will not only yield an ecological advantage, but also generate regional creation of value.

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Complete use of Quinoa for surfactants, dietary aliments and fibrous material

Surfactants from the pericarp were isulated and used in personal-care products. The fruit is being processed to high quality diet nutrition for coeliacs and dietary supplement. Fibre material is being gained from the stems.

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Concept for the preparation of the demo project "KernCraft Austria"

Compilation and integration of activities carried out in the field of cascade utilisation of stone fruits seeds ("KernCraft Austria") and planning of a demonstration project to start implementation of KernCraft Austria.

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Data-based processes for the creation and formulation of production data for complex industrial plants.

Development and evaluation of a process to automatically create models from existing production data of industrial plants. These models can be used to optimize the production process and plant equipment (scrap, quality, use of raw materials and energy) or to detect and predict faults.

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De-lacquering as a service

Development of the service of de-lacquering in industrial plants on the basis of pulsed high pressure water with a new, energy efficient high pressure pump. Further possible applications will be searched for and evaluated.

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Development and evaluation of criteria and methods for the qualitity assurance of thermally treated hardwood

The goal of this project is the devepolment and evaluation of criteria and measurement methods for the quality assurance of thermally treated hardwood. They are to be implemented directly into the production process of Thermowood to increase the resource efficiency and the customer acceptance.

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Development of a comprehensive procedure within the design of high-speed-cutting processes in consideration of environmental protection and occupational health aspects

In the metal working industry high-speed-cutting (HSC) in connection with minimal quantity cooling-lubrication promises a high potential for saving process materials. On the one hand costs of purchase and disposal of metal working fluids (MWF) decrease, on the other hand the reduction of dermal diseases and emissions of MWF-dusts are expected.

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Development of a continuous hydrogen-carbon nanofibers production line

With the development of a hydrogen-carbon nanofiber production in a continuous process carbon nanofibers can be produced in an economic way and at the same time access to environmentally friendly hydrogen is enabled.

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Development of a method and an innovative machine for the industrial application of environmentally friendly, mineral oil free lubricants in deep drawing processes

Eliminating the usage of mineral oil based lubricants in deep drawing processes by an innovative machine for clean application of environmentally friendly wax-based forming emulsions.

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Development of a moulding technique for wood-based composites for the production of biogenic SiC-Ceramics.

New methods to produce SiC- ceramics based on wood based materials were developed and the samples developed were characterized according to their properties. The main objectives dimension stability and carbon utilization was analyzed.

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Development of a starch based thermoplastic Biopolymer as substitution of standard polymers in niche applications

Developement of a businessnetwork for the market implementation of biodegradable products made out of renewable substances.

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Development of an eco-efficient alternate building material by using biogenic fountain remnants to act as binders

Development of alternative construction material "Mixolith" with wood ashes from power plants (biomass energy) as hydraulic binders. Evidence of product properties for construction of embankment safeguard dams or road construction. Many years of experience with alternative construction material.

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Development of criteria for the communication of energy efficiency for classifying plastics processing machines

The aim of this project is the development of a measuring standard for the energy demand and efficiency criteria for classifying plastics processing machines. Based on this a communication instrument for the energy efficiency shall be developed.

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Development of low emission cleaning processes for metal surfaces considering manufacturing processes within the automotive industry

Development of technological optimisation of cleaning processes within the automotive industry which guarantee defined cleaning requirements and fulfil the criteria of a sustainable process design with near zero emissions.

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Development of methods and procedures to automate the operative production control and scheduling considering the aspects of sustainability

The production order doesn't only influence logistic and operational ratios, but also shows effects on the environment as well as ergonomics and the staff's psychology. Aim of the project was to develop a method to optimize the job order planning in consideration of an integrated evaluation in terms of sustainable economic activity.

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Development of microreactor technology for enzymatic processes and application for lactose conversion

Accelerated design of a pilot scale process for enzyme-catalyzed hydrolysis of lactose in whey using microreactor technologies. Development of a prototypical immobilized enzyme microreactor for optimisation of enzymatic reactions; improved gathering of process-relevant parameters for reduced time-to-market and decision support for investment decisions.

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Development of miniaturized, ceramic high-temperature fuel-cell-components using resources-perserving mass-production processes

The application of nano scaled powder and powder injection moulding (PIM) for energy efficient co-sintering of miniaturized solid oxid fuel cells which can produce current and heat by using renewable raw materials.

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Door inner layers based on renewable primary products and residue

Foam bodies are produced by extrusion of renewable primary products and/or residue and then squeezed with adhesives to plates, which can be used for door inner layers.

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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.