Innovation provider

Institute of Environmental Engineering (APINI)


Dr. Visvaldas Varzinskas
tel/fax: +370 37 209372


Before innovation, the company used diesel fuel to lubricate forms in the production process. Part of the oil products leaked into wastewater system. The company introduced new lubricant and installed injectors for lubrication and new filters for oil segregation from the water. Cleaned oil is recycled into technological process.


Environmental benefits:
  • oil consumption and leakage into water decrese by 16 t/ year;
  • water pollution decrease by 90%;
Better conditions created for workers as they do not have direct contact with the oil products.

Economic advantage:
  • total investment - 13000 EUR;
  • project annual savings - 7500 EUR;
  • pay-back period - 1.7 years.

Innovative aspects (ecologic, social and economic)

Substitution of lubricant in the concrete production process to improve production quality and to reeduce environmental impact. The innovation also enables to improve work conditions.

Application examples


The company invested 13500 EUR.


Current stage of development

Already on the market

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Country of application




National Contact Point

dr. Visvaldas Varžinskas
Aplinkos inžinerijos institutas (APINI)
Kauno Technologijos Universitetas
K. Donelaičio g. 20 - 307
44239 Kaunas, Lietuva

Tel: +370 - 37 - 20 93 72
Fax: +370 - 37 - 20 93 72