Tag: Switzerland

ILO report shows increase in renewable energy-based jobs

ILO report shows increase in renewable energy-based jobs

September 22, 2022 |

In Switzerland, worldwide employment in renewable energy reached 12.7 million last year, a jump of 700,000 new jobs in one year, despite the lingering effects of COVID-19 and the growing energy crisis, according to a new report. Renewable Energy and Jobs: Annual Review 2022  identifies domestic market size as a major factor influencing employment generation […]

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Coffee balls take the wasteful pods out of your morning routine

Coffee balls take the wasteful pods out of your morning routine

September 19, 2022 |

In Switzerland, supermarket chain Migros has introduced the world’s first capsule-less coffee system for coffee pod machines. Dubbed CoffeeB, the convenient and eco-friendly alternative to the ubiquitous—and wasteful—Keurig-style coffee pods uses a natural and compostable encapsulating material produced by Delica.  The material also protects against oxygen loss, ensuring your cup of joe stays fresh.  “With […]

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Nestlé begins piloting animal-free dairy proteins

Nestlé begins piloting animal-free dairy proteins

September 19, 2022 |

In Switzerland, food and beverage giant Nestlé will begin piloting production of animal-free dairy proteins at a recently inaugurated R&D Accelerator. Using precision fermentation technology developed by California’s Perfect Day, the proteins are identical to whey found in cow’s milk but are more environmentally friendly to produce.  “As the world’s largest food and beverage company, […]

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On launches first shoes made from carbon emissions with LanzaTech, Borealis and Technip Energies

On launches first shoes made from carbon emissions with LanzaTech, Borealis and Technip Energies

September 15, 2022 |

In Switzerland, Swiss sports brand On presents the first shoe made from carbon emissions, called Cloudprime. This is a significant moment in On’s journey to move away from petroleum-based resources by creating a new foam material called CleanCloud™, made using carbon emissions as a raw material. On is the first company in the footwear industry […]

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Sulzer takes minority stake in CELLiCON to scale up nano structured cellulose

Sulzer takes minority stake in CELLiCON to scale up nano structured cellulose

September 15, 2022 |

In Switzerland, Sulzer has partnered with CELLiCON to scale up its groundbreaking manufacturing technology for nano structured cellulose – a highly sustainable, plant-based alternative to conventional polymers.  The technology slashes the traditionally high costs and footprint associated with nanocellulose, allowing it to be scaled and used as a building block for a wide variety of […]

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Argentina request WTO dispute consultations against Peru over biodiesel duties

Argentina request WTO dispute consultations against Peru over biodiesel duties

September 6, 2022 |

In Switzerland, Argentina has requested WTO dispute consultations with Peru concerning anti-dumping and countervailing duties imposed by Peru on imports of biodiesel from Argentina. The request was circulated to WTO members on September 6. Argentina is challenging six measures relating to the imposition by Peru of anti-dumping and countervailing duty measures on biodiesel originating from […]

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Sulzer Chemtech and BASF signs MOU for renewable fuels and chemically recycled plastics

Sulzer Chemtech and BASF signs MOU for renewable fuels and chemically recycled plastics

August 24, 2022 |

In Switzerland, Sulzer Chemtech (GTC Technology) and BASF have signed a MoU with the goal of advancing technologies for renewable fuels and chemically recycled plastics that will further expand the partners’ portfolio of sustainable solutions.  Sulzer Chemtech, an established licensor and engineering partner for process technologies like hydrotreating for renewable fuels and chemical recycling of […]

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Demand for budget-friendly bioplastic timepiece brings the watch waitlist experience to the masses

Demand for budget-friendly bioplastic timepiece brings the watch waitlist experience to the masses

July 18, 2022 |

In Switzerland, a bioplastic watch jointly developed by luxury watchmaker Omega and its more budget-friendly counterpart Swatch is facing significant shortages due to strong demand.  Priced at $250, the eco-friendly MoonSwatch is even harder to find than the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms, which retails for $13,000 and has been a hit among the well-heeled, according to […]

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EPFL scientists develop new PET-like plastic from lignin

EPFL scientists develop new PET-like plastic from lignin

July 12, 2022 |

In Switzerland, EPFL scientists have developed a new, PET-like plastic that is easily made from the non-edible parts of plants. The plastic is tough, heat-resistant, and a good barrier to gases like oxygen, making it a promising candidate for food packaging. Due to its structure, the new plastic can also be chemically recycled and degrade […]

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New smartphone boasts more than 50% bioplastics 

New smartphone boasts more than 50% bioplastics 

July 4, 2022 |

In Switzerland, tech startup Nothing has unveiled a smart phone that is more environmentally friendly than others on the market.  Dubbed Nothing Phone (1), the device features a transparent back designed to invoke nostalgia.  “We were inspired by our childhoods, the rush of engaging with our first-ever tech products—like the transparent Gameboy, or even old […]

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