Awarding innovative designs and concepts that contribute to a sustainable future

Following on from last year’s success, the Green Product Awards drew over 400 entries with competitors raising the bar even higher this year. Spread across 11 categories, 22 winners were announced – one professional and one newcomer per category – with concepts that were revolutionary and reflected sustainable innovation at its best. The mission, to encourage the use of new, sustainable materials when developing their products.

The wooden ebike is an ambitious project from ace team GmbH to create an electrical bicycle using environmentally friendly manufacturing processes. In cooperation with faculty from the Wood Science and Technology Department of Eberswalde University for Sustainable Development (HNEE), they've developed the first wooden ebike for production. In addition to being a natural material, wood also retains CO2, whereas metal production requires eight times more energy input, leading to increased CO2 emissions. As a result, the wooden ebike has a significantly lower carbon footprint than a standard bicycle.

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