Selected Projects 

ship_rec: Sustainable Ship Recycling by Adopting Integrated Waste Management Approaches in China (EU-China Environmental Sustainability Programme, 2013-2016)

The overall objective of the action is to improve the sustainability of ship recycling in China. Sustainable and integrated ship breaking activities could provide a big amount of secondary materials and China is seriously lacking of resources. However shipbreaking is also creating many environmental problems, in particular the generation of hazardous wastes and discharge of pollutants, e.g. waste oils, heavy metals and other toxic substances like asbestos. This project intends to improve resource efficiency and pollution control as well as occupational health and safety conditions.

Projectpartners: Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, National Solid Waste Management Centre of China, China Association of Resource Comprehensive Utilization


Contact: Dipl.-Ing. Roland Ramusch (né Linzner)


REFRESH is an EU funded Horizon 2020 project taking action against food waste. 26 partners from 12 European countries and China work towards the project‘s goal to contribute towards reducing food waste across Europe by 30% by 2025, and to formulate reproducible approaches to reduce and better valorise food waste. REFRESH („Resource Effi cient Food and dRink for the Entire Supply cHain“) runs from July 2015 until June 2019.


Aims of REFRESH are:

  •  Develop strategic agreements to reduce food waste with governments, business and local stakeholders in four pilot  countries (Spain, Germany, Hungary and the Netherlands).

  • Formulate EU policy recommendations and support national implementation of food waste policy frameworks.

  • Design and develop technological innovations to improve valorisation of food waste, e.g. from food processing.


Contact: Dipl. Ing. (FH) Silvia Scherhaufer



FUSIONS (Food Use for Social Innovation by Optimising waste prevention Strategies)

Efficient use of resources and a significant reduction of food waste along the value chain from field to plate. That is the goal of FUSIONS, a 4-year European FP7 project that unites universities, knowledge institutions, consumer organizations and corporations. The ambition is to avoid food waste by stimulating social innovation in case studies, the evaluation of methods for monitoring and the development of guidelines for national as well as EU policy-makers.


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Contact: Dipl.-Ing. Gudrun Obersteiner