EREK knowledge base of resource efficiency

Measures, Technologies and Good Practices

Do you want to know how much different measures and technological solutions would cost and how much money and resources they can save for your business? This database offers such data in a concise and comprehensive format.

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Clean fuel from animal- and plant-based fats, oils and greases
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Chemical and process engineering
  • Waste management and recycling
Resource category:
  • Waste
Tags:
  • Industrial symbiosis
  • Recycling
  • Biofuel
  • Biomass
 EU certification and ecolabel is key to biotech business model
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Chemical and process engineering
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • Medium cost
  • 5-10%
  • 0.5 - 2 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Ecolabel
  • Customer outreach
  • Organic chemicals
  • Chemicals
  • Certified product
Soybean oil lubricant substitute
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Chemical and process engineering
  • Manufacturing of machinery and equipment
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • 0 - 5 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Cleaner production
  • Ecodesign
  • Lubricants
  • Natural material
  • Driving
  • Procurement costs
Chemical company reduces waste and related costs
Good practice
Sector / Industry:
  • Chemical and process engineering
Resource category:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 20-40%
  • 2 - 4 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Suppliers
  • Waste management
  • Waste reduction
  • Recycling
Optimisation of cleaning-in-place systems
Measure
Sector / Industry:
  • Chemical and process engineering
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time:
  • High cost
  • 1-5 %
  • 1 - 3 Year(s)
Tags:
  • Cleaning-in-Place
  • Checking and maintenance
  • Cleaner production
  • Chemical free cleaning
  • Chemicals
  • Cleaning
  • Organic chemicals
  • Material efficiency
  • Optimization
  • Process water
  • Sterilisation
  • Temperature optimisation
  • Temperature control
  • Water management