Research & Development


Arboform: Wood-based alternative to plastic
German company Tecnaro has developed an easily formable biodegradable organic polymer known as Arboform that has the same properties as wood yet can be processed like a plastic. Jürgen Pfitzer and Helmut Nägele received the 2010 European Inventor Award in the SMEs/research category for the...
Automated answer to sorting bulk waste
A Bremen University project, part funded by the ERDF, could increase efficiency in sorting bulk municipal and construction waste by developing an automated waste-processing system. Efficient automated solutions for sorting lightweight municipal waste have already been successfully implemented...
Cleaning up on off-road diesels
A diesel particulate filter technology developed in a German project funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) is set to clean up emissions from off-road construction vehicles. Reduction of nitrogen oxide and particle emissions from diesel vehicles has been a major problem....