News on resource efficiency in the processing industry
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Ladies and Gentlemen,
You haven't heard from us for a long time, but we are back and now in English!
This newsletter is all about resource efficiency in practice. Material efficiency sounds very good in theory, but how to put it into practice? What does material efficiency mean specifically for my company? Do not worry, we have some ideas for you. Get inspired by our best practice examples and join us in tackling the topic together.
Review: MFCA Webinar hands-on
Webinar Best Practice MFCA
Hamburg Environmental Authority (BUKEA) together with ifu Hamburg organized a webinar series on material efficiency in which Hamburg-based companies presented their experiences with the MFCA method. Learn from the exciting pilot projects and watch the recordings.
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Best Practice: fischer Group
Best Practices: fischer
In this case study, ifu Hamburg consultants helped the fisher Group discover optimization potentials in their new production process through MFCA. By comparing different scenarios, they were able to increase efficiency in the low-loss production process.
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Best Practice: Mineralix
Best Practice Mineralix
In this case study, ifu Hamburg consultants supported the plant design at Mineralix using MFCA. The goal was to achieve transparency in costs, savings potential and process optimization already during the planning phase. The investment decision for the new processing plant could thus be secured.
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Hands on the materials
Material world
We are living in a material world and it is worth deep diving into this world in order to put resource efficiency into practice. This article zooms into the world of materials by explaining the different material types and their management. In addition it considers changing management regulations.
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Call for survery participation
And finally, we pass on a request from the LCA Round Table: Scientists from the Technical Universities of Dresden and Braunschweig have prepared a survey to record and evaluate the knowledge, obstacles and potentials of LCA in business and science. We kindly invite you to participate in the survey.
Participate Survey
I look forward to your questions and comments on the articles. Please feel free to recommend the newsletter to others who might enjoy it. Also, let me know which topics are of particular interest to you right now - I will try to address them in one of the upcoming newsletter editions.
On behalf of the entire ifu Hamburg team, I hope that you all stay safe and healthy!
With best regards from Hamburg,
Martina Prox
ifu Hamburg - Member of iPoint Group
"Productivity meets Sustainability"

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