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March 1, 1954 – Hydrogen bomb explosion on Bikini Atoll

Today, 65 years ago, the USA launched a series of nuclear weapons tests on the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific, which had far-reaching consequences for the inhabitants of the atolls Rongelap and Utrik, among others. ifeu founding member Bernd Franke supported the inhabitants of the atolls affected by the fallout scientifically from 1988 and carried out investigations into radioactive contamination with a team of scientists.


Sustainable Bioeconomy: Concept for a Bioeconomy Development Index for Baden-Württemberg

The state of Baden-Württemberg is currently developing its own state strategy for sustainable bioeconomy. Within this framework, the IER of the University of Stuttgart and ifeu have developed a concept that measures the development of the bioeconomy in Baden-Württemberg using 18 core indicators and aggregates them either in the form of a dashboard or an index number. The Ministry of the Environment, Climate and Energy Baden-Württemberg (UM) provided financial support for the concept study.


LCA of feeding of organic poultry

Supply with high quality proteins not only is relevant in human nutrition but also in demand oriented animal feeding, with organic poultry having its specific requirements. A new study of ifeu examined potential solutions and the environmental impacts involved.


ifeu publishes analysis of barriers for introduction of overhead catenary trucks

The research project “Roadmap OH-Lkw” looks at possible pathways for introduction of an overhead line system for heavy duty vehicles. The range of possible initial applications is restricted by various types of barriers. These barriers relate to the unique characteristics of the overhead catenary system architecture and to the established logistics operations and processes. Our new study investigates these challenges and potential solutions.


Driving on bark, building with nutshells – start of the European project UNRAVEL

Over the next four years the European UNRAVEL project will demonstrate a sustainable and economically feasible biorefinery for the conversion of second generation biomass into fuels, chemicals and building materials. In their efforts the partnership that comprises research organisations, SMEs and large industry from six European countries are supported by the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) which funds the UNRAVEL project with 3.6 million Euros.