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Closing the Loop
beyond recycling
Circular Economy
The switch to renewable energies is only one part of the energy transition. Without the efficient use of energy and resources, neither holding climate change nor the preservation of human livelihoods will succeed.

CIRCULAR ECONOMY stands in contrast to a linear flow economy, which since the beginning of industrialisation has focused on the extraction of raw materials, the ever-increasing production and turnover of goods as key benchmarks. However, this obviously leads to a high consumption of raw resources and a noticeable deterioration in the quality of the environment.

Therefore, a circular economy draws attention to the value of goods and materials and the associated impact on the environment↴. Both, raw and secondary resources materials should be used more efficiently and effectively, products should have a longer lifespan, waste and emissions should be avoided as far as possible. Defined in this way, it is a consistent strategy that aims not only at increasing efficiency, but at shaping an overall economic system and all processes in the anthroposphere that is compatible with nature and conserves resources.


Activities
Our focus when adressing the circular economy encompasses not only classic waste management, but all phases of the material and product life cycle. It must be considered in terms of value and supply chains, both upstream and downstream. It includes cross-border flows of raw materials, goods and waste and the associated environmental and social impacts.

We bring in-depth experience from projects cross-cutting all four of our SERVICE SECTORS, both in terms of materials and energy flows and their combination.



WASTE MANAGEMENT AND RECYCLING
We deliver classical waste management consulting services, based on thourough analysis, the waste hierarchy and develop locally adjusted and affordable concepts through participatory planning and strategy development.

EXTENDED PRODUCER RESPONSIBILITY
We advice on models beyond recycling and the polluters pays principle. We include upstream and downstream concepts, thus paving the way for real resource efficiency and sustainability.
GOVERNMENTAL REGULATION AND INDUSTRY CONCEPTS
We steer the processes↴ - we define goals, set milestones, assess risks and pivot if necessary. We develop the necessary agreements and regulations so that markets are driven by incentives towards sustainable resource utilisation.
RELATED Projects
Optimised Integration of Green Hydrogen into a Solar Technology Park in Gran Canaria
Spain
Ministry of Economy and Climate Action
Objective
is the smart and integrated production of hydrogen in renewable energy plants with local and regional customers in the nationally important food industry and other industries.
Solution
is the identification and moderation of a consortium of leading German suppliers from the hydrogen sector that complement each other and offer a holistic solution for the implementation in a plant.
Production, Distribution, and Temporary Storage of Green Hydrogen in Portugal
Portugal
Ministry of Economy and Energy
Objective
is systemic and cross-technology solutions for production, distribution and (temporary) storage of green hydrogen in Portugal.
Solution
is the identification and moderation of a suitable and experienced German Team and the development and marketing of technically integrated and commercially viable hydrogen solutions.
Integrated Production of Hydrogen and Methanol from Solar Power in Tunisia
Tunisia
Ministry of Economy and Energy
Objective
is the local production of green hydrogen from renewable energy sources like concentrated solar power and downstream processing to green methanol with CO2 from exhaust gases of industrial production.
Solution
is the identification and moderation of a suitable and experienced German Team and the development and marketing of an integrated technical and commercially viable solution.
Inclusion of a Near-Surface Geothermal Energy in the Decentralised Electricity Matrix in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
Ministry of Economy and Energy
Objective
is the implementation of low-enthalpy geothermal energy into the national strategy for a decentralised elecetricity matrix in Costa Rica
Solution
is the identification and moderation of a suitable and experienced German Team and the development and marketing of an integrated solution for decentral geothermal energy.
Increasing the Efficiency of the Energy Sector and Waste Incineration in Russia
Russia
Ministry of Economy and Energy
Objective
is the supply of equipment and technology for plants in the energy and waste incineration sector, supporting Russan projects for construction and modernisation.
Solution
is the identification and moderation of a suitable and experienced German Team and the development and marketing of energy efficiency improvements.
Hydrogen Applications in California Residential Buildings for the City of Lancaster in California
USA
City of Lancaster
Objective
is the presentation of German technologies and installations in the field of green hydrogen generation and use in housing.
Solution
is the identification and moderation of a suitable and experienced German Team and the development and marketing of integrated solution for hydrogen application in residential buildings.
Optimised Integration of Green Hydrogen into a Solar Technology Park in Gran Canaria
>>
Spain
Ministry of Economy and Climate Action
Objective
is the smart and integrated production of hydrogen in renewable energy plants with local and regional customers in the nationally important food industry and other industries.
Solution
is the identification and moderation of a consortium of leading German suppliers from the hydrogen sector that complement each other and offer a holistic solution for the implementation in a plant.
Integrated Production of Hydrogen and Methanol from Solar Power in Tunisia
>>
Tunisia
Ministry of Economy and Energy
Objective
is the local production of green hydrogen from renewable energy sources like concentrated solar power and downstream processing to green methanol with CO2 from exhaust gases of industrial production.
Solution
is the identification and moderation of a suitable and experienced German Team and the development and marketing of an integrated technical and commercially viable solution.
Hydrogen Applications in California Residential Buildings for the City of Lancaster in California
>>
USA
City of Lancaster
Objective
is the presentation of German technologies and installations in the field of green hydrogen generation and use in housing.
Solution
is the identification and moderation of a suitable and experienced German Team and the development and marketing of integrated solution for hydrogen application in residential buildings.
Optimised Integration of Green Hydrogen into a Solar Technology Park in Gran Canaria
Spain
Ministry of Economy and Climate Action
Objective
is the smart and integrated production of hydrogen in renewable energy plants with local and regional customers in the nationally important food industry and other industries.
Solution
is the identification and moderation of a consortium of leading German suppliers from the hydrogen sector that complement each other and offer a holistic solution for the implementation in a plant.
Integrated Production of Hydrogen and Methanol from Solar Power in Tunisia
Tunisia
Ministry of Economy and Energy
Objective
is the local production of green hydrogen from renewable energy sources like concentrated solar power and downstream processing to green methanol with CO2 from exhaust gases of industrial production.
Solution
is the identification and moderation of a suitable and experienced German Team and the development and marketing of an integrated technical and commercially viable solution.
Increasing the Efficiency of the Energy Sector and Waste Incineration in Russia
Russia
Ministry of Economy and Energy
Objective
is the supply of equipment and technology for plants in the energy and waste incineration sector, supporting Russan projects for construction and modernisation.
Solution
is the identification and moderation of a suitable and experienced German Team and the development and marketing of energy efficiency improvements.
Production, Distribution, and Temporary Storage of Green Hydrogen in Portugal
Portugal
Ministry of Economy and Energy
Objective
is systemic and cross-technology solutions for production, distribution and (temporary) storage of green hydrogen in Portugal.
Solution
is the identification and moderation of a suitable and experienced German Team and the development and marketing of technically integrated and commercially viable hydrogen solutions.
Integrated National Waste Management Strategy for the UAE
UAE
Ministry of Environment and Climate Change
Objective
is a comprehensive, integrated and state-of-the-art national strategy for the UAE for the next 15 years
Deliverables
included an As-Is-Analysis of 2019, the development of benchmarks, serires of stakeholder workshops and drafting and finalizing the national strategy.
Procurement Advisory for the Privatisation of the RDF Facility in Umm al Quwain, UAE
UAE
Ministry of Environment and Climate Change
Objective
is the construction and operation of an RDF facility for Ajman and UAQ under a PPP contract.
Services
included concept development, tendering, evaluation, contract finalization and monitoring of the construction for a 1000 t/d RDF facility.