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Smart Specialisation and Resilience: How Future-Proof are European Regions?

01.07.2022 | Beiträge in referierten Zeitschriften | von Mirko Kruse, Melanie Mesloh, Jan Wedemeier


Branchen und Wirtschaftszweige

Emission Saving Potentials of Freight Transportation in Europe: Shifting Road to Rail Transport?

29.06.2022 | Beiträge in Fachzeitschriften | von Malte Jahn, Jan Wedemeier, André Wolf

This paper aims at investigating the savings potential of increasing the share of rail transport in the European freight transport sector regarding greenhouse gas emissions. This paper sets itself apart by using the realized modal shift instead of the potential as the starting point for calculating the associated potential reductions in GHG emissions. The expected...


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Branchen und Wirtschaftszweige, Regionen, Weltwirtschaft, Europa

Navigating Rough Waters: Global Shipping and Challenges for the North Range Ports

30.05.2022 | Beiträge in Fachzeitschriften | von Jan Wedemeier, Lukas Wolf

Ports and shipping have been in the spotlight in 2021 with surging demand, skyrocketing freight rates and week-long queues. This development stands against the background of the current global COVID-19 pandemic. Amid these disruptive waves, the North Range ports (Le Havre to Hamburg) face numerous challenges. This short analysis gives an overview of recent developments...


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Branchen und Wirtschaftszweige, Energie- und Rohstoffe

Chinas Rolle auf den Industriemetallmärkten

15.02.2022 | Beiträge in Fachzeitschriften | von Claudia Wellenreuther

Die Rohstoffmärkte waren in den vergangenen zwei Jahren durch Produktionsausfälle, unterbrochene Lieferketten, hohe Frachtraten und drastisch gestiegene Rohstoffpreise gekennzeichnet. Bei der Analyse der Preistreiber fällt auf, dass bestimmte Akteure eine besondere Rolle bei der Entwicklung der Rohstoffpreise spielten.


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Branchen und Wirtschaftszweige, Klima und Umwelt, Regionen

Circular Economy in Germany: A Methodology to assess the Circular Economy Performance of NUTS3 Regions

26.01.2022 | HWWI Research Paper 199, Hamburg | von Mirko Kruse, Jan Wedemeier

There is currently a massive methodological gap in the spatial analysis of the Circular Economy (CE) performance in general and in Germany particularly. The authors present a methodology to assess this performance in German regions. The methodology consists of 26 indicators in seven dimensions, namely Policy, Innovation, Circular Employment, Consumption and Production,...


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Branchen und Wirtschaftszweige, Energie- und Rohstoffe, Klima und Umwelt

Cost competitiveness of sustainable bioplastic feedstocks – A Monte Carlo analysis for polylactic acid

25.01.2022 | Beiträge in referierten Zeitschriften | von Claudia Wellenreuther, André Wolf, Nils Zander

The production of plastics from biological resources is a promising option for decarbonizing plastic production and solving the plastic waste issue. The current practice of using food plants such as corn as feedstocks however entails sustainability issues related to agricultural land use. Alternative feedstocks in the form of by-products have been explored for some time...



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