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Winners 2008
The Management Award
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Company: The Co-operative Group Ltd
Project Title: The Co-operative Group’s Approach to Sustainable Development
Description: The Co-operative Group won the prize for its approach to sustainable development. Its Social Goals Strategy identifies the environment as a primary issue. The group identifies and measures key environmental, social and ethical impacts annually.

The Product Award
United Kingdom Austria
Company: ertex-solar GmbH
Project Title: ertex-solar – photovoltaic modules in laminated safety glass technology
Description: The company produces high quality photovoltaic products for producing electricity from the sun. The photovoltaic cells use a special safety glass technology whose advantages include widespread application in buildings without the need for special design features.

The Process Award
Germany Germany
Company: CHOREN GmbH
Project Title: Sustainable production of synthetic biofuel (BTL) using the Carbo-V process
Description: The company was selected for developing a process that produces high-purity biofuel from biomass. The second-generation biofuel, which does not use plants intended for food, is low in pollutants, almost CO2 neutral and compatible with current and future diesel engine technology.

The International Cooperation Award
Netherlands Netherlands
Company: KIT (Royal Tropical Institute) Holding/Mali BioCarburant SA
Project Title: Sustainable Biodiesel Production in Mali
Description: The winning project involves the production in Mali of sustainable biodiesel from jatropha nuts, a drought-resistant non-food crop that can be grown on non-agricultural land. The fuel, produced and sold by a joint venture company set up by KIT, supplements farmers' incomes, thus reducing poverty.