Tag: Switzerland

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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Gunvor Group eyes $500M in nonhydrocarbon investments and GHG reduction of 40% by 2025

Gunvor Group eyes $500M in nonhydrocarbon investments and GHG reduction of 40% by 2025

March 30, 2021 |

In Switzerland, Gunvor Group has announced commitments in the areas of environment, social, and governance (ESG) targeting a 40% reduction in the company’s Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2025. The commitments come as a part of Gunvor’s Sustainability Commitments 2021 document, which outlines how the company is navigating the Energy Transition. Gunvor Group has […]

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Nestlé goes natural with biobased PE

Nestlé goes natural with biobased PE

March 22, 2021 |

In Switzerland, consumer goods giant Nestlé will begin using biobased polyethylene for lids and scoops in its childcare nutrition segment.  The lids contain 66% sugarcane-based plastic, while the scoops will be 95% biobased content. The bioplastics can be recycled along with conventional PE and will maintain the same levels of hygiene and shelf life. The […]

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RSB and Bioledger launch case study showing potential of blockchain for biofuel traceability

RSB and Bioledger launch case study showing potential of blockchain for biofuel traceability

March 16, 2021 |

In Switzerland, RSB and Bioledger launched a case study on the potential of a blockchain database to support traceability of biofuel and its feedstocks and overcome the vulnerabilities identified in securing the supply of sustainable renewables. The proposed solution — a blockchain database that enables verifiable proof of origin, secure consignment creation, process simplification, audit efficiency, data […]

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