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The nominated projects were honored and the state prizes2012 and the special prize2012 were awarded during a festive gala dinner on May 22, 2012 in the large and small Redoutensaal of the Wiener Hof castle.

In front of an audience of 450 selected and invited guests, the nominees and award winners were presented with the trophies and certificates by the respective representatives of the ministries. The guests were led through the evening by Barbara Rett and Tarek Leitner.


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On the occasion of the presentation of the State Prize2012 Environmental and Energy Technology with the special prize2012 “Start Up Resource Efficiency”, the specialist congress “Resource Efficiency and Environmental Technologies” took place for the first time, which dealt with topics such as scarcity of raw materials and critical raw materials, resource efficiency through environmental technologies, best practice and innovations, or the support and promotion of young entrepreneurs.

The award ceremony offered the participants an exclusive setting to consolidate existing contacts, make new ones and exchange views on innovations and news in the industry. The State Prize Gala2012 was the culmination of all activities that were carried out as part of the State Prize2012 “Environmental and Energy Technology”.

The winners of the State Prize2012

The State Prize2021 for Environmental and Energy Technology was awarded in three categories: “Environment & Climate”, “Research & Innovation”, “Energy & Efficiency” and “Special Prize Start-up Resource Efficiency”


„Energy and Efficiency“

Winner in this category is:

Liebherr Werk Nenzing GmbH

for the project

Pactronic® – a hybrid drive for cranes and construction machinery


„Environment and Climate“

Winner in this category is:

Saubermacher Dienstleistungs AG

for the project

innovative fluorescent lamp recycling


„Research and Innovation“

Winner in this category is:

LiSEC Gruppe

for the project

Weight and energy efficiency optimization for flat glass systems


„Special Prize Start-up Resource Efficiency“

Winner in this category is:

ab&cd innovations e.U.

for the project

Production of lactic acid from an industrial residue

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