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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.
Contact: chris.shearlock@co-operative.coop

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.
Contact: dieter.moor@ertex-solar.at

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.
Contact: Ines.Bilas@CHOREN.com

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.
Contact:  m.boomsma@kit.nl

 

European Commission - Environment - European Business Awards for the Environment