Tag: Switzerland

Indonesia won’t reduce biodiesel blending mandate

Indonesia won’t reduce biodiesel blending mandate

May 24, 2022 |

In Switzerland, Reuters reports Indonesia’s economic affairs minister said during an interview at Davos that the country has no intention to reduce its 30% biodiesel blending mandate. He said fossil fuel energy costs are now higher than palm oil-based energy, so if biodiesel consumption was reduced, the government would end up having to subsidize fossil […]

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Bcomp socres $35M Series B investment to scale up fiber-based sustainable lightweighting solutions

Bcomp socres $35M Series B investment to scale up fiber-based sustainable lightweighting solutions

April 14, 2022 |

In Switzerland, a group of leading mobility and impact venture capital funds, including BMW i Ventures as lead investor, has completed a $35 million investment in sustainable lightweighting specialists Bcomp, as the Swiss scale-up closed its Series B financing round this month. Its natural fiber-based sustainable lightweighting solutions enable substantial weight- and CO2 emission reductions […]

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Synhelion and INERATEC team up to commercialize solar-based SAF

Synhelion and INERATEC team up to commercialize solar-based SAF

April 7, 2022 |

In Switzerland, Synhelion and INERATEC have joined forces to decarbonize the transportation sector and help it achieve its ambitious net-zero target. By combining their complementing technologies, the climate pioneers can scale their respective clean technologies, paving the way for solar fuels to replace fossil fuels.  While electrification is a viable option for many sectors, fuel-intensive […]

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IPCC says it’s not too late to avoid climate catastrophe

IPCC says it’s not too late to avoid climate catastrophe

April 4, 2022 |

In Switzerland, in 2010-2019 average annual global greenhouse gas emissions were at their highest levels in human history, but the rate of growth has slowed. Without immediate and deep emissions reductions across all sectors, limiting global warming to 1.5°C is beyond reach. However, there is increasing evidence of climate action, said scientists in the latest […]

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Sulzer to supply tech and equipment for Chinese PLA facility

Sulzer to supply tech and equipment for Chinese PLA facility

March 15, 2022 |

In Switzerland, Sulzer has been awarded by Yangzhou Huitong Biological New Material to supply technology and key equipment for its polylactic acid (PLA) production facility in Jiangsu Province, China. The facility will have a production capacity of 30,000 metric tons per year.  The plant will be able to produce a large portfolio of PLA grades […]

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Hugo Boss invests $5M in HeiQ AeoniQ

Hugo Boss invests $5M in HeiQ AeoniQ

February 21, 2022 |

In Switzerland, Hugo Boss became a front-runner in the race to adopt HeiQ AeoniQ yarns by putting a $5 million equity investment in HeiQ AeoniQ LLC and additional contingent $4 million based on performance milestone arrangements. The Lycra Company has also become the exclusive distributor for HeiQ AeoniQ yarn by making a significant, undisclosed investment […]

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EPFL researchers develop new biomass photo-pyrolysis process

EPFL researchers develop new biomass photo-pyrolysis process

February 17, 2022 |

In Switzerland, a main candidate is hydrogen produced from organic waste, or “biomass”, of plants and animals. Biomass also absorbs, removes, and stores CO2 from the atmosphere, while biomass decomposition can also bring us ways to negative emissions or greenhouse gases removal. But even though biomass heralds a way forward, there is still the question […]

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Clariant launches biobased surfactants and PEGs

Clariant launches biobased surfactants and PEGs

February 7, 2022 |

In Switzerland, chemical company Clariant has launched a range of 100% biobased surfactants and polyethylene glycols. Dubbed Vita, the ingredients were developed for formulators looking to boost natural content of detergents, hair and body shampoos, paints, industrial lubricants, and crop formulations.  “From the packaging to the many ingredients, a typical consumer product in coatings, personal […]

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TFG Marine supplies Western Bulk with 750MT of B30

TFG Marine supplies Western Bulk with 750MT of B30

February 7, 2022 |

In Switzerland, Western Bulk has taken delivery of its first carbon offset bio-blend bunker fuel (B30) from TFG Marine Pte. TFG Marine supplied 750 mt of B30 VLSFO bunker fuel to the Beks Ceyda bulk carrier in the Port of Rotterdam, with the full lifecycle emissions from the production, supply and consumption of the B30 […]

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Software allows fleet managers to track low-CO2 powertrains

Software allows fleet managers to track low-CO2 powertrains

January 20, 2022 |

In Switzerland, Empa, the Swiss research institute for applied materials sciences and technology, has announced that a software tool aimed at supporting fleet managers in transforming truck fleet to low-CO2 powertrains jointly developed by the Switzerland’s largest retail company Migros and Empa has been acquired by HERE, a global navigation software company founded by Audi, […]

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