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  • Three levels of success: Lower Austria's effective eco-management scheme

    08/04/15

    Three levels of success: Lower Austria's effective eco-management scheme
    The Lower Austrian Regional Government was one of the first in Europe to set up a voucher scheme encouraging enterprises, NGOs, municipalities, schools, hospitals and other public institutions to begin the process of environmental management. The Umweltsystem für Wirtschaft und Verwaltung (Environmental System for Business and Administration) started in 1998 and has since been renamed Ökomanagement Niederösterreich (Eco-Management Lower Austria). The programme's goal is to establish economically viable management systems that integrate environmental and climate protection.

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  • Industrial-scale transformation of CO2 to micro-algal biomass

    13/02/12

    Industrial-scale transformation of CO2 to micro-algal biomass
    Austrian company SEE Algae Technology (SAT) has developed technology for the industrial-scale transformation of CO2 emissions into a commercially viable micro-algal biomass.

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  • Producing omega-3s – with algae

    26/10/11

    Producing omega-3s – with algae
    A newly designed system for the cultivation of algae has highlighted the commercial potential for a range of algae-derived products; above all, production of omega-3 fatty acids.

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  • Austria adopts tough measures to increase energy efficiency in housing

    01/02/09

    Austria adopts tough measures to increase energy efficiency in housing
    Tough new measures have been introduced in Austria to increase energy efficiency in both public and private buildings. These measures favour adoption of eco-innovative solutions

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