Clean technologies for waste minimization The European Commission, DG XI, has published an open call for tender for a study contract concerning clean technologies for waste minimization. The aim of the study is to concentrate on the technological and economic aspects of clean technologies in key industrial sectors of ... The European Commission, DG XI, has published an open call for tender for a study contract concerning clean technologies for waste minimization. The aim of the study is to concentrate on the technological and economic aspects of clean technologies in key industrial sectors of the European Union and, in particular, at the level of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The emphasis is on waste minimization aspects. Profiles of the key industrial sectors and the different processes available are to be carried out. Descriptions are to be completed with factsheets on the level of pollution and, in particular, waste generation characteristics of the most relevant techniques. Opportunities for waste minimization in each process are to be identified by means of assessment guidelines including on-site reuse or recycling of waste materials. These estimations of waste reduction potentials should be accompanied by an economic evaluation. The range of technologies will include the traditional and "state of the art" ones, as well as those with future potential. The opportunities and constraints for technological "jumps", in particular those relating to a company's economic and competitive position, are to be identified. The study should present ways and means of overcoming these problems at the public authority level. The legal framework and economic aspects, such as fiscal incentives and state aids, should be stressed. Requests for tender documents should be sent to: European Commission Directorate-General for Environment, Nuclear Safety and Civil Protection DG XI.A/2 Mr. B. Sinnott 200 rue de la Loi (BU-5 3/158) B-1049 Brussels Fax +32-2-2994449 Tenders should be submitted to the same address.