Tag: Switzerland

Trafigura’s marine arm goes all in on marine biofuel trials

Trafigura’s marine arm goes all in on marine biofuel trials

December 10, 2020 |

In Switzerland, sea trials on Trafigura’s bareboat chartered vessel, Marlin Amethyst, and initial results from laboratory testing demonstrate the safe and effective use of both the B30 blend biofuel, composed of 30 percent waste oil feedstock and 70 percent Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (“VLSFO”) and B20 blend biofuel (20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent […]

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WBCSD circular economy report calls for global shift

WBCSD circular economy report calls for global shift

November 26, 2020 |

In Switzerland, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s new Circular Bioeconomy report calls for a shift towards a sustainable, low-carbon, circular bioeconomy to capture part of the $7.7 trillion opportunity identified in the CEO Guide to the Circular Bioeconomy published in November 2019. It describes the business case and sustainability imperative for the circular […]

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Sustainable aviation fuels report finds enough feedstocks to meet projected SAF for 2030

Sustainable aviation fuels report finds enough feedstocks to meet projected SAF for 2030

November 19, 2020 |

In Switzerland, a new report from the World Economic Forum, “Clean Skies for Tomorrow: Sustainable Aviation Fuels as a Pathway to Net-Zero Aviation,” demonstrates the feasibility, scalability and potential cost of different technological pathways for sustainable aviation fuel production. It finds that sufficient sustainable feedstocks are available to meet the projected jet fuel demand for […]

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Swiss brand plans subscription model for castor bean sneakers

Swiss brand plans subscription model for castor bean sneakers

September 21, 2020 |

In Switzerland, sneaker brand On is poised to launch a subscription-only model for its fully recyclable Cyclon running shoes. Made from castor beans, the model ensures the sneakers go back to the company for processing. The shoes will become available starting in fall 2021 for $29.99 per month, and will not be available for purchase […]

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Swiss researchers work to make zeolites more efficient

Swiss researchers work to make zeolites more efficient

September 21, 2020 |

In Switzerland, researchers at the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI and from ETH Zurich want to make so-called zeolites more efficient. Today, these compounds are already indispensable additives in the chemical industry and have been used as catalysts in oil refineries since the 1960s. Now, in the journal Nature Materials, the researchers advocate paying more attention […]

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Swiss firm launches biobased coatings for paper food packaging

Swiss firm launches biobased coatings for paper food packaging

September 7, 2020 |

In Switzerland, industrial minerals company Omya has launched biobased barrier coatings for paper and board food packaging. The portfolio includes Extomine Barrier Coatings, which are water-borne barrier and based on calcium carbonate and acrylic co-polymers, and EarthInks Barrier Coatings, which are 100% natural, compostable and biodegradable and are tailored for fast food and vending materials. […]

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Yokogawa invests in and teams with Bloom Biorenewables

Yokogawa invests in and teams with Bloom Biorenewables

August 24, 2020 |

In Switzerland, Yokogawa Electric Corporation has signed an investment and partnership agreement with Bloom Biorenewables SA (Bloom), a Swiss startup company focusing on the utilization of biomass, with the aim of developing business opportunities in the bioeconomy field. The two companies will collaborate on the commercialization of a breakthrough technology from Bloom that maximizes the […]

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Switzerland builds back up ethanol stocks after getting caught short in pandemic

Switzerland builds back up ethanol stocks after getting caught short in pandemic

August 12, 2020 |

In Switzerland, after finding itself short without ethanol reserves when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Reuters reports the country will rebuild its ethanol stocks to former levels before it was dismantled two years ago. Previously, the country had between 8,000 and 10,000 metric tons of ethanol on hand in case of health emergencies. The government has […]

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Yokogawa Innovation Switzerland launched to invest in bioeconomy

Yokogawa Innovation Switzerland launched to invest in bioeconomy

August 3, 2020 |

In Switzerland, Yokogawa Electric Corporation has established Yokogawa Innovation Switzerland GmbH to build a strong base for its bioeconomy business through the provision of quick and proactive market research and development activities, and the introduction of cutting-edge biotechnologies. The new subsidiary was officially registered on June 26, and business operations will start from August. The […]

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Fierce and functional: Antiviral jeans that protect you from COVID-19

Fierce and functional: Antiviral jeans that protect you from COVID-19

July 27, 2020 |

In Switzerland, textile company HeiQ is seeing an uptick in interest for its virus-killing technology. Two fashion brands, Warp + Weft and DL1961, have begun using HeiQ’s Viroblock, which imparts sanitizing properties to jeans and creates a germ-resistant surface. Certified 72% biobased, Viroblock is added during the manufacturing process and kills 99.9% of COVID-19 within […]

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