Project management

The institute has been working as project coordinator and -partner since the year 2000, bothe nationally and internationally. The IEKrW has taken over the administrative and technical project management in various (third-party funded) projects (EU projects, BMBF, BMWi, regional funding programs, etc.). In collaboration with partners from business and science from all over the world (Africa, Asia, Oceania, Europe) areas such as waste management and recycling, renewable energies, energy efficiency, safty at work, health protection and environmental protection or know-how transer were addressed and are still in our focus.

Further projects of the IEKrW can be found here.

Selected references

2021 – 2022TH2OR – R&D project to develop an IT-based tool to assess and improve the resource efficiency of plants for production of green hydrogen (FEI program to fund research, development and innovation in Bremen)
2020 – 2022R&D project to develop a resilient and self-learning recovery network for the recycling of wind turbines. Applied environmental research (AUF program to fund applied environmental research): RecycleWind 2.0
2020 – 2021R&D projects to develop concepts for the automatic sorting of large pieces of waste and thus to improve the recycling rate in this sector. For this, state-of-the-art technologies from robotics, sensors and AI are used. AI lighthouses for the environment, climate, nature and resources: AI and robotics for a sustainable circular economy (SmartRecycling), BMU
2019Networking to empower businesses and to promote more sustainable production through recycling of plastics
2017 – 2019Plastics in the environment – Sources, sinks, potential solutions: KuWert, “Vessel-based treatment of plastics for the implementation of value chains in less developed countries and to avoid plastic input in the environment, particularly marine ecosystems”, BMBF
2013 – 2015Schaufenster Elektromobilität – Showcase Bavaria-Saxony “Electric Mobility combines”: Demonstration use of refuse collection vehicles with hybrid drive and development of an optimized route planning software for hybrid vehicle
2012 – 2014Optimization of occupational health and safety in the automotive industry (OptimAG)
2008 – 2012EU-Project: CODWAP, “Collaborative curriculum Development on waste management in Africa and Pacific region”, EDULINK Programme
2007 – 2009INVENT – Integrated waste management modules for different courses of graduate Studies“ – Innovative education modules and tools for the environmental sector, particularly in integrated waste management, in different courses of study at institutions of higher education, designed to enhance competence in the environmental area and increase utilisation of renewable energy
2006 – 2008PROTEKT – Handling and Treatment of Oil Contaminated Water in Thai Industries and Trades” – Development of practice oriented guidelines for handling and treatment of oil contaminated water in industries and trades to promote environmentally friendly production and increases market opportunity, with applied examples for 10 SMEs in Thailand
2005 – 2006RENEW – Development of practice oriented guidelines for the preparation of feasibility studies on the production of Renewable Energy from organic Waste and biomass by biogas plants and biomass combustion plants, with an applied example for Phu Quoc/S.R. Vietnam
2004 – 2005BIOREM -Bioremediation of oil spills in Vietnam” -The purpose of this project is to promote effective and efficient oil spill response and contingency planning specifically for Vietnam, in particular decision-making on and implementation of bioremediation of contaminated shorelines. This will be done by the development of guidelines, which will consider the specific environmental, technical, economic, socio-cultural and legal framework conditions in Vietnam
2003 – 2004BiWaRE- Biomass and Waste for Renewable Energy” – The purpose of this project is to develop an integrated ‘Decision Support System’ for the application of renewable energy technologies – in particular biogas and thermal processes- with applied examples from Vietnam and Thailand. Technical, socio-economic and legal conditions of the respective countries will be considered.

Institut für Energie und Kreislaufwirtschaft an der Hochschule Bremen GmbH

Institute for Energy, Recycling and Environmental Protection at Bremen University of Applied Sciences