Tag: Switzerland

60 companies in Clean Skies for Tomorrow Coalition sign SAF statement

60 companies in Clean Skies for Tomorrow Coalition sign SAF statement

September 22, 2021 |

Geneva, Switzerland, 22 September 2021 – Today, 60 companies in the World Economic Forum’s Clean Skies for Tomorrow Coalition stated: Through the concerted effort of ambitious industry and state leaders, together we can put the global aviation sector on the path to net-zero emissions by 2050 by accelerating the supply and use of SAF technologies […]

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Mycelium grill brings the “fun-guy” to the BBQ

Mycelium grill brings the “fun-guy” to the BBQ

September 13, 2021 |

In Switzerland, design student Stephanie Singer has created a biodegradable grill made from mycelium and other renewable materials. Dubbed MYC, the structural elements are fireproof and actually edible—but if BBQ attendees are full from the food cooked on the grill, the entire grill biodegrades and even fertilizes the surrounding area.  “MYC consists of a bowl […]

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Alpiq, EW Höfe and SOCAR Energy Switzerland team on green hydrogen plant

Alpiq, EW Höfe and SOCAR Energy Switzerland team on green hydrogen plant

August 23, 2021 |

In Switzerland, Alpiq, EW Höfe and SOCAR Energy Switzerland are planning to build an electrolysis plant with a capacity of up to 10 MW in Freienbach. The commissioning of the plant is scheduled to start at the end of 2022 and, when completed, it will produce an annual output of around 1000 to 1200 tonnes […]

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Food giant Nestlé signs cultured meat exploration pact

Food giant Nestlé signs cultured meat exploration pact

July 19, 2021 |

In Switzerland, leading food company Nestlé has announced a partnership with Israeli startup Future Meat to evaluate how cultured meat can be incorporated into Nestlé products.  Nestlé says the investment complements its work in alternative proteins, like vegan meats and pea-based dairy milk.  “We have been investing in our protein expertise and the development of […]

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SWISS establishes SAF logistics chain to Switzerland

SWISS establishes SAF logistics chain to Switzerland

July 13, 2021 |

In Switzerland, SWISS has established the first-ever end-to-end logistics chain for importing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Switzerland in collaboration with various partners. This makes SWISS the first commercial airline to use SAF in its scheduled flight operations from Switzerland. Thanks to its highly advanced aircraft such as the A32Xneo family, SWISS’s initial SAF delivery […]

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Swiss coffee capsules switch to bioplastic made from pulp and paper waste

Swiss coffee capsules switch to bioplastic made from pulp and paper waste

June 7, 2021 |

In Switzerland, Delica AG has begun selling coffee capsules made from renewable polypropylene.  Produced by chemical giant SABIC, the PP pods can be used with Delica’s Delizio capsule coffee machines. The PP is produced using tall oil, a waste product of the pulp and paper industry. Renewable content is “at least” 65% and can be […]

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WTO opens dispute panel between Malaysia and EU over palm oil

WTO opens dispute panel between Malaysia and EU over palm oil

May 31, 2021 |

In Switzerland, at a meeting of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) on May 28, WTO members agreed to the establishment of a dispute panel at the request of Malaysia concerning European Union measures on palm oil and oil palm crop-based biofuels. Malaysia submitted its second request for a panel to examine certain measures imposed by […]

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Schöni shipping Eptinger mineral water with B100 trucks

Schöni shipping Eptinger mineral water with B100 trucks

May 17, 2021 |

In Switzerland, for Eptinger, Schöni relies on a new fleet that can be operated with 100% biodiesel. The biodiesel used is made from residues such as meat waste and used cooking oils. The combustion of this biodiesel mainly produces biogenic CO2, which was withdrawn from the atmosphere when the biomass was built up and is […]

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Time for change: Swatch watch incorporates castor oil bioplastic

Time for change: Swatch watch incorporates castor oil bioplastic

April 12, 2021 |

In Switzerland, trendy watch maker Swatch is staying on point with fashion trends by introducing a five-piece collection of timepieces featuring bioceramics.  The material mixes conventional ceramic with a bioplastic derived from castor oil and is used in the casing of its Big Bold watch, available in black, white, light grey, sky blue and powder […]

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University of Basel researchers see lake-bound methane as potential energy source

University of Basel researchers see lake-bound methane as potential energy source

April 1, 2021 |

In Switzerland, lakes store huge amounts of methane. In their most recent publication, researchers at the University of Basel in Switzerland outline the potential and theoretical possibilities for using methane from lakes and other freshwater bodies for sustainable energy production. Methane from lakes and water reservoirs makes up about 20% of global natural methane missions. […]

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