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Winners, Runners-up and Rising Stars 2018-2019

The seven Winners below were announced during the EBAE Awards Ceremony on 14 November 2018 in Vienna (Austria). All of them were outstanding in their field, and all demonstrated progress through a combination of innovation, economic viability, environmental concern and social responsibility. The 2018-2019 competition saw 161 applications received from 19 European countries.

The management award (micro and small entities) The Management Award (micro and small entities)

This Award is for a successful organisation (or group of organisations) with the strategic vision and management scheme that enable it to continuously improve its environmental performances. To reach this objective efficiently, the environmental management scheme should be driven by the key principles of strategic integration, performance improvement, transparency and credibility. In all these regards, the organisation must show that it is leading the field and setting an example for others to follow.

Award winner icon A&B Laboratorios de Biotecnología S.A.U

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Spain

Project Title:
Integration of the Sustainable Development Goals in their strategy for a sustainable and competitive growth
Website:
www.ab-laboratorios.com
Award Winner A&B Laboratorios de Biotecnología S.A.U for The Management Award (micro and small entities)

Award winner icon Jean Bouteille

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France

Project Title:
A zero-waste system that associates reusable and returnable bottles with the bulk system
Website:
www.jeanbouteille.fr
Award Winner A&B Laboratorios de Biotecnología S.A.U for The Management Award (micro and small entities)

Runners-up

KLIMIS (VAS. & EK. KOTTARIDI GP)
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Greece

Project Title:
Producing lime products and barbecue briquettes out of olive stones
Website:
klimiscoal.gr
Glenuig Inn
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United Kingdom

Project Title:
Scotland’s exemplar green Inn, run profitably and with minimal environmental footprint
Website:
glenuig.com

The Management Award (medium and large entities) The Management Award (medium and large entities)

This Award is for a successful organisation (or group of organisations) with the strategic vision and management scheme that enable it to continuously improve its environmental performances. To reach this objective efficiently, the environmental management scheme should be driven by the key principles of strategic integration, performance improvement, transparency and credibility. In all these regards, the organisation must show that it is leading the field and setting an example for others to follow.

Award winner icon Arçelik A.Ş.

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Turkey

Project Title:
Approach to reduce environmental impact for the whole lifecycle of products
Website:
www.arcelikas.com
Award Winner Arçelik A.Ş. for The Management Award (medium and large entities)

Runners-up

Bonduelle Group
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France

Project Title:
Bonduelle Group environmental reporting
Website:
www.bonduelle.com
Paterson Arran
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United Kingdom

Project Title:
A Scottish shortbreads and biscuits producer, with an Environmental Management System
Website:
www.paterson-arran.com
PepsiCo Turkey
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Turkey

Project Title:
“Performance with Purpose” environmental sustainability programme
Website:
www.pepsico.com.tr
Zotter Schokoladen Manufaktur GmbH
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Austria

Project Title:
Austria’s biggest organic chocolate company
Website:
www.zotter.at

Rising Star

Company whose application has made a particular impression on the jurors but is not shortlisted for an Award

BIOFILTER Co.
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Hungary

Project Title:
Supplying the bioenergy sector with raw materials from collected organic wastes
Website:
biofilter.hu

The Product and Services Award The Product and Services Award

This Award is for the successful placing on the market of a new product or service that makes an outstanding contribution to sustainable development. The product or service may be a new or modified design, or the innovative application of an existing one, in a way that promotes more sustainable patterns of production and consumption or contributes to a sustainable circular economy. Applications for this Award should represent the ‘cutting edge’ of sustainable product and service development, setting an example for others to follow.

Award winner icon Efficient Energy GmbH

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Germany

Project Title:
"eChiller", a highly energy-efficient cooler with minimal global warming impact
Website:
efficient-energy.de
Award Winner Efficient Energy GmbH for The Product and Services Award

Runners-up

AFULudine
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France

Project Title:
An environmentally-neutral lubricant
Website:
www.afuludine.com
Plastic Repair System 2011 S.L
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Spain

Project Title:
A disruptive technology for the industrial repair of large series of reusable plastic articles in the circular economy
Website:
www.plasticrepair.es
Water & Soil
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Hungary

Project Title:
The "Water Retainer", a new organic method and product for soil moisture management in non-irrigated and irrigated conditions
Website:
www.waterandsoil.eu

Rising Star

Company whose application has made a particular impression on the jurors but is not shortlisted for an Award

EC-OG
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United Kingdom

Project Title:
An ocean energy conversion and energy storage system – the Subsea Power Hub
Website:
ec-og.com

The Process Award The Process Award

This Award is for the successful application of an innovative solution in the area of process and production methods. A new production solution may involve the application of entirely new processes or techniques, or the innovative application of existing ones. In either case, the solution adopted should make a positive contribution to the environment while also contributing to the economic and social aspects of sustainable development.

Award winner icon ecop Technologies GmbH

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Austria

Project Title:
R&D and manufacturing of an innovative Rotation Heat Pump
Website:
www.ecop.at
Award Winner ecop Technologies GmbH for The Process Award

Runners-up

DSM-Niaga
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Netherlands

Project Title:
Redesign product from scratch for the circular economy, using only recyclable materials and a reversible glue
Website:
www.dsm-niaga.com
Vestel Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret a.ş.
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Turkey

Project Title:
Waste Paint Recycling and Reusing System
Website:
www.vestel.com.tr
WAGA-ENERGY SA
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France

Project Title:
A breakthrough technology to turn landfill gas into a cost-competitive renewable energy: biomethane
Website:
efficient-energy.de

Rising Stars

Companies whose applications have made a particular impression on the jurors but are not shortlisted for an Award

EKONEK
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Spain

Project Title:
Technology to recover proteins in powder from food by-products
Website:
www.ekonek.es
Viessmann Refrigeration Solutions GmbH
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Germany

Project Title:
"ESyCool green", Sustainable energy systems for food retailers
Website:
cooling.viessmann.com

The Developing Country Cooperation Award The Developing Country Cooperation Award

This Award is for an international business cooperation involving at least one private entity from the European Union, and another from the private, public, non-governmental or academic sector in an emerging or developing country. The cooperation must be a business relationship which makes a significant contribution to sustainable development (environmental protection, economic development, and social development) by transferring or sharing an innovation, which can be a product, service, process, or a management system.

Award winner icon EOSTA B.V.

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Netherlands

Project Title:
"True Cost of Food” campaign which calculates and communicates the hidden costs of the food system
Website:
www.eosta.com
Award Winner EOSTA B.V. for The Developing Country Cooperation Award

The Business & Biodiversity Award The Business & Biodiversity Award

This Award is for a successful business model, management scheme, product and service or developing country cooperation, which makes a significant contribution to halting biodiversity loss and supporting natural ecosystems.

Award winner icon SUEZ SPAIN

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Spain

Project Title:
From water treatment plants to Biodiversity Reserves
Website:
suez.es
Award Winner SUEZ SPAIN for The Business & Biodiversity Award

Runners-up

GTOI (Grands Travaux de l'Océan Indien)
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France

Project Title:
The "bubble screen", a protection against noise for mammals sailors
Website:
www.gtoi.fr
SKAI Media Group
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Greece

Project Title:
Promotion of social and environmental awareness through TV, Internet and Radio
Website:
www.skai.gr
Red Eléctrica de España, S.A.U.
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Spain

Project Title:
Project for the recovery of degraded Posidonia seagrass meadows
Website:
www.ree.es

Rising Stars

Companies whose applications have made a particular impression on the jurors but are not shortlisted for an Award

Baumann Hydrotec GmbH & Co. KG
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Germany

Project Title:
“Hydro-Fischlift”, an innovative ecological migration system for high elevation differences at hydropower plants
Website:
hydro-fischlift.de
EnTrade
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United Kingdom

Project Title:
Online portal to improve environmental spending through reverse auctions
Website:
www.entrade.co.uk