Tag: Switzerland

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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Tetra Pak first to introduce RSB certified recycled polymers

Tetra Pak first to introduce RSB certified recycled polymers

February 25, 2021 |

In Switzerland, Tetra Pak has announced the introduction of certified recycled polymers, becoming the first company in the food and beverage packaging industry to be awarded the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) Advanced Products certification. Its carton packages integrating attributed recycled polymers are now available for food and beverage manufacturers. This move marks a key step […]

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Bloom Biorenewables secures $4.75M in seed funding led by Gates venture fund

Bloom Biorenewables secures $4.75M in seed funding led by Gates venture fund

February 23, 2021 |

In Switzerland, Bloom Biorenewables closed its Seed Round of funding, resulting in a total of €3.9 million raised from dilutive and non-dilutive sources. This new investment confirms the potential of the company to act as a leader in sustainability and accelerates the market entry of its bio-based solutions. Bloom’s products are specifically designed to substitute […]

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Cargill and Maersk Tankers team on bunkering with eye on biofuels

Cargill and Maersk Tankers team on bunkering with eye on biofuels

February 23, 2021 |

In Switzerland, Cargill and Maersk Tankers are embarking on a strategic partnership to combine their bunker volumes, offering a new bunker procurement service to tramp shipping companies and trading houses. The initial goal is to procure bunker fuel for Cargill and Maersk Tankers’ combined fleet, while aiming to attract additional customers in the coming months. […]

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Clariant teams with ETH Zurich on catalysis and sustainable chemistry for 10 years

Clariant teams with ETH Zurich on catalysis and sustainable chemistry for 10 years

February 4, 2021 |

In Switzerland, Clariant has entered into a strategic partnership with ETH Zurich spanning an initial period of ten years. It will support innovation in the area of catalysis as well as sustainable chemistry. The aim of the partnership is, firstly, to improve understanding of catalyst properties – from the nanolevel to the macrolevel – and […]

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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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