Material efficiency

deals with projects that reduce material input in products and processes through either fewer raw material or re-use of material (low-waste-closed-circle-production)

Innovation: E2ReBuild Building Demonstrations

Last update: 03.09.2013
Demo
The aim is to reduce the energy use in the demonstration buildings to 30-50 kWh/m2a for heating, ventilation and hot water, by introducing innovative and sustainable renovation solutions. These solutions focus on industrial manufacturing methods for e.g., facade elements and standardised retrofit measures that allow a high replication potential. That [...]

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Innovation: Building modernisation - Guidelines to Preliminaries/Survey

Last update: 03.09.2013
Ready to use
A complete condition analysis of the existing building structure as well as building materials is a key factor in building modernisation and of great importance to create as much knowledge as possible in the early stage of the project. A checklist exemplifies different tasks and points out the responsibility of [...]

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Innovation: Industrial Symbiosis As An Innovative Method In Tackling Climate Change

Last update: 24.08.2013
Ready to use
General objectives were to demonstrate industrial symbiosis as an innovative tool for tackling climate change; to foster prudent management of natural resources; and to identify the potential for sustainable development of the Hungarian economy. The NISP project ended on 31 December 2012. In the 3 years we have reached the [...]

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Innovation: Reduction of energy use and scrap during machining on the waterjet

Last update: 16.08.2013
Pre-Demo
We are developing adaptive monitoring and control systems for the waterjet to produce right-first-time cuts. We also aim to increase machine cutting power and improve accuracy, leading to reduced machining time and the ability to cut to improved tolerances. This will also lead to reduced abrasive use, which will have [...]

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Innovation: Irrigation Expert Simulator

Last update: 01.08.2013
Pre-Demo
Expected results a) To provide farmers with easy-to-use software to identify optimum irrigation schedules for particular plots; b) Improved awareness by farmers of better water-use strategies and the improved ability to cope with water shortages; c) A 15% reduction in water consumption for irrigation practices without reducing crop productivity; d) [...]

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Innovation: Dry Lubricated Harmonic Drives For Space Applications

Last update: 14.07.2013
Demo
For space activities one of the main European strategies is non-dependence. In the past, several missions were in danger, because products which were not available from European suppliers had to be bought from US-suppliers, but export was blocked by International traffic in arms regulations (ITAR). ITAR is a permanent danger [...]

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Innovation: Using Full Scale Bioaugmentation For Cost-Efficient Remediation Of A Large CAH Groundwater Contamination

Last update: 14.07.2013
Pre-Demo
Other expected results include improved environmental performance compared with traditional remediation techniques: 1. 70% less electricity use; 2. 50% less water consumption; 3. A reduction of waste streams by 60%; 4. 50% cost savings; and 5. 35% time savings. A key sub-objective is to develop a methodology to transfer the [...]

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