The Institute of Environmental Protection-National Research Institute (IOŚ-PIB) is a governmental institute, supervised by the Ministry of the Environment, founded in 1986. In 2010 Institute was granted the status of National Research Institute. 

The Institute employs over 220 people, scientific and research work is conducted by 8 professors, 35 doctors and over 100 specialists. The Institute carries out research in the field of environmental policy, waste management, environmental impact assessment, life cycle assessment (LCA), air and climate protection, landscape and natural resources conservation, land and soil restoration, water protection and wastewater treatment and sewage sludge processing. 

In addition, IOŚ-PIB provides training for industry, local and regional administration and students. Employees of IOŚ-PIB work in high schools and universities in Poland.

IOŚ-PIB has successfully implemented a number of international projects in environmental protection, waste management and education.

Results of the research concerning keratin waste conducted in the Institute have led to the patent and two medals:

- gold on the Concours Lépine le Salon International de L’Invention de Paris in 2011

- silver on the 2011 Taipei International Invention Show & Technomart Invention Contest

Waste management specialists of IOŚ-PIB are employed in Environmental Chemistry and Risk Assessment Department. The main research fields and activities of the Department related to the URBANREC project objectives are:

- expertise in the field of classification, management and disposal of waste

- designing municipal waste management systems

- assessment of waste management systems in terms of environmental impact

- assessment of externalities of waste management

- life cycle assessment of selected products and waste management systems

Research on waste management conducted in IOŚ-PIB leads to cooperation with the industry as well as small and medium enterprises and representatives of the local administration.


» Publication Date: 20/12/2017


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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement N° 690103