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Three research projects of ifeu and partners represented on the international conference "Raw Materials & Environment 2019"

From 19 to 20 February 2019, the Federal Environment Agency (UBA) hosted an international conference on environmental issues in mineral and metal supply and mining in Berlin. ifeu took part and, together with its project partners Öko-Institut, projekt-consult and adelphi, presented the latest research results on sustainable mining and environmental assessment of raw materials.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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