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100 Pioneers in Efficient Resource Management

Best practice cases from producing companies

  • Mario Schmidt
  • Hannes Spieth
  • Christian Haubach
  • Christian Kühne

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIII
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
      Pages 2-25
    3. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
      Pages 26-37
    4. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
      Pages 38-44
    5. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
      Pages 45-57
    6. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
      Pages 58-64
    7. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
      Pages 66-75
    8. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
      Pages 76-81
    9. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
      Pages 82-96
    10. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
      Pages 97-100
  3. Part II – Best practice cases from producing companies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Mining and quarrying

      1. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
        Pages 102-105
      2. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
        Pages 106-109
    3. Food industry

      1. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
        Pages 110-113
      2. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
        Pages 114-117
      3. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
        Pages 118-121
    4. Textile industry

      1. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
        Pages 122-125
      2. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
        Pages 126-129
      3. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
        Pages 130-133
      4. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
        Pages 134-137
      5. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
        Pages 138-141
      6. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
        Pages 142-145
    5. Wood industry

      1. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
        Pages 146-149
      2. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
        Pages 150-153
      3. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
        Pages 154-157
    6. Paper industry

      1. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
        Pages 158-161
      2. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
        Pages 162-165
      3. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
        Pages 166-169
    7. Chemical industry

      1. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
        Pages 170-173
      2. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
        Pages 174-177
      3. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
        Pages 178-181
      4. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
        Pages 182-185
      5. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
        Pages 186-189
      6. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
        Pages 190-193
      7. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
        Pages 194-197
      8. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
        Pages 198-201
    8. Pharmaceutical industry

      1. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
        Pages 202-205
      2. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
        Pages 206-209
      3. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
        Pages 210-213
    9. Rubber and plastics industry

      1. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
        Pages 214-217
      2. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
        Pages 218-221
      3. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
        Pages 222-225
      4. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
        Pages 226-229
    10. Manufacture of glass and ceramics

      1. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
        Pages 230-233
    11. Non-metallic mineral product manufatcuring

      1. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
        Pages 234-237
    12. Metal processing industry

      1. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
        Pages 238-241
      2. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
        Pages 242-245
      3. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
        Pages 246-249
      4. Mario Schmidt, Hannes Spieth, Christian Haubach, Christian Kühne
        Pages 250-253

About this book

Introduction

The book presents about 100 current examples of how energy and materials can be saved in manufacturing companies. They serve to show which measures can be used in modern companies to exploit the potential for resource efficiency. The book is aimed at practitioners in companies and consulting firms, but is also suitable for the university sector as a practical introduction to the topic of resource efficiency. The materials used account for almost 43 percent of the costs of an average industrial company in Germany. Personnel costs, on the other hand, are only 22 percent, while energy costs are as low as 2 percent. If a company wants to save costs, above all it must consider the use of materials and produce in a resource-efficient manner. This simultaneously relieves the environment and reduces dependence on scarce raw materials. The implementation of resource efficiency is not easy. There are indeed numerous starting points in production, often in process innovations or in product development. However, only a few companies publish their measures and savings potentials. In practice, this means that there are often no learning examples in practice, but some of them are explicitly listed in this work. As you can see, resource efficiency in production and products can also be seen as a success factor for many companies. In the project 100 Pioneers in Efficient Resource Management, committed companies from
Baden-Wuerttemberg are showing their solutions. The project was carried out by a competent team from the Pforzheim University and the State Agency for Environmental Technology. Leading trade associations in Baden-Württemberg have supported it.

 

"With the examples presented on the topic of resource efficiency at company level, you are taking up a central topic of the future which, in view of the current challenges of climate and environmental protection, will require all of us to make even greater efforts in the future than before.”
Dr. Heinrich Bottermann, former Secretary General of the Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt, since 30 June 2017 State Secretary at the Ministry of the Environment, Agriculture, Nature and Consumer Protection of North Rhine-Westphalia

"The practical examples presented illustrate the measures that companies can take to operate more efficiently in terms of energy and materials. I am confident that many small and medium-sized enterprises will benefit significantly from this report and thus make an important contribution to sustainable development".
Prof. Dr. Maximilian Gege, Chairman of the Federal German Working Group for Environmentally Conscious Management (B.A.U.M.)

"Practically all industries are represented, even including a goat cheese dairy. But also the big ones in the country are not missing. I was very pleased that the business associations and politicians supported the project. I can only warmly congratulate those involved."
Prof. Dr. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker, Co-President of the Club of Rome, former Co-Chairman of the International Resource Panel

Keywords

Biotechnology Ecology Resource Efficiency Energy Efficiency Baden-Württemberg Nachhaltigkeit Praxisbeispiele Case Studies

Authors and affiliations

  • Mario Schmidt
    • 1
  • Hannes Spieth
    • 2
  • Christian Haubach
    • 1
  • Christian Kühne
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Industrial Ecology (INEC)Pforzheim UniversityPforzheimDeutschland
  2. 2.Umwelttechnik BW GmbHStuttgartDeutschland
  3. 3.Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector Baden-WürttembergStuttgartDeutschland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-56745-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer Spektrum, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-56744-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-56745-6
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