Nanotechnology Now







Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > News > Economic Benefits of Energy Efficient Use of Raw Materials

February 14th, 2007

Economic Benefits of Energy Efficient Use of Raw Materials

Abstract:
If German industry were to exploit all the available efficiency potentials, it could save 120 billion Euro each year - 20 per cent of the costs of the raw materials - and much more than all the previous cuts in non-wage labour costs. Germany has recognized this and is now increasingly focusing on recycling, lightweight construction, nanotechnology, miniaturisation and new production processes. 56 per cent of the copper consumed in Germany is already produced from copper scrap; globally, this figure is only 13 per cent. ISI project leader, Gerhard Angerer: "Despite this success, raw material research should be extended and placed on the same level as energy research". The results would not only improve the sustainability of resource use, but open up effective rationalization potentials to industry at the same time, which would strengthen its global competitive position on the turbulent global raw material markets.

Source:
azom.com

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

Materials/Metamaterials

Graphene reduces wear of alumina ceramic March 26th, 2015

Hong Kong Investors Bullish on Dais Analytic Invest $5.75M, Provide $60M Contract, and Create New Joint Venture Company March 26th, 2015

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. Announces Next Large Order from the Oil and Gas Industry March 26th, 2015

Application of Graphene Oxide in Body Implants in Iran March 26th, 2015

Interviews/Book Reviews/Essays/Reports/Podcasts/Journals/White papers

Graphene reduces wear of alumina ceramic March 26th, 2015

Quantum compute this -- WSU mathematicians build code to take on toughest of cyber attacks: Revamped knapsack code offers online security for the future March 26th, 2015

Thousands of atoms entangled with a single photon: Result could make atomic clocks more accurate March 26th, 2015

Square ice filling for a graphene sandwich March 26th, 2015

Industrial

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. Announces Next Large Order from the Oil and Gas Industry March 26th, 2015

Young NTU Singapore spin-off clinches S$4.3 million joint venture with Chinese commercial giant March 23rd, 2015

Nanodevice Invented in Iran to Detect Hydrogen Sulfide in Oil, Gas Industry March 20th, 2015

Industrial Production of Nano-Based PVC Products in Iran March 20th, 2015

Human Interest/Art

2015 Nanonics Image Contest January 29th, 2015

OCSiAl supports NanoART Imagery Contest January 23rd, 2015

EnvisioNano: An image contest hosted by the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) January 22nd, 2015

Oxford Instruments Asylum Research Announces AFM Image Contest Winners January 11th, 2015

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More










ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







© Copyright 1999-2015 7th Wave, Inc. All Rights Reserved PRIVACY POLICY :: CONTACT US :: STATS :: SITE MAP :: ADVERTISE