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Empa’s Pioneering Research Converts CO2 into Chemicals

Swiss researchers are making strides in transforming CO2 into valuable chemicals, utilizing electricity and innovative catalysts. This sustainable approach, led by Empa’s Alessandro Senocrate, aims to revolutionize the production of essential industrial materials from atmospheric carbon.

Smartenergy Group AG Signs MoU for Sustainable Energy Initiative

Swiss firm Smartenergy collaborates with Egypt to study a 1-GW green hydrogen complex. The project, backed by a Memorandum of Understanding with Egyptian authorities, aims to produce 150,000 tonnes of hydrogen yearly for clean fuel and fertilizers, leveraging Egypt’s abundant solar and wind resources.

Landis+Gyr and SPAN Team Up for Smarter Energy Use

Swiss Landis+Gyr and SF-based SPAN launch a groundbreaking electrification solution! Their collaboration improves energy management and grid decarbonization, making the most of existing infrastructure to meet rising power demands.

St. Gallen Launches E-Cargo Bike Initiative for Sustainable Urban Transport

St. Gallen is advancing green mobility with its Sankt Pedalo initiative, offering local businesses and groups free e-cargo bikes for a year. This program, entering its third year, aims to replace car and truck journeys, enhancing sustainability. Applications for spring 2024 are open until March 8.

Empa’s Green Packaging Breakthrough

Swiss scientists have turned beer brewing leftovers into an eco-friendly packaging material. This innovative approach not only recycles waste but could also revolutionize food packaging, aligning with sustainability goals. Discover how brewing’s by-products are shaping the future of eco-packaging​..

SIX Introduces SME Green Assessment Tool

SIX partners with Greenomy to launch a new tool that helps banks evaluate the sustainability of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). This solution aims to streamline the process of assessing SMEs’ environmental impact, supporting banks in their green financing goals and aiding SMEs in aligning with EU sustainability regulations.

Archroma Launches Next-Gen Sustainable Dyeing Solution

Archroma introduces AVITERA® SE GENERATION NEXT, advancing sustainable textile dyeing. This innovation offers cost-effective solutions for dark shades, meeting environmental standards while enhancing productivity. It promises up to 50% savings in water and energy, reducing CO2 emissions and effluent discharge, and can increase mill output by 25%.

Griesser and Energiehaus Arquitectos Create CO2-Neutral Living Space

Swiss firm Griesser has transformed a Barcelona terraced house into the city’s first CO2-neutral passive house, “ShowPass.” Partnering with Energiehaus Arquitectos, they used Metalunic Sinus venetian blinds for effective sun protection, blending sustainability with design. This project highlights innovation in solar shading and energy efficiency.

New Model Aids Swiss Companies in Cutting Energy Costs

The Servetia initiative by BASE and E4S introduces an innovative Energy Efficiency-as-a-Service model in Switzerland, allowing businesses to enhance energy efficiency without owning systems. This approach aims to reduce costs, minimize carbon footprints, and support sustainability goals.

AELER Technologies Innovates Sustainable Shipping Solutions

AELER Technologies is transforming logistics with its innovative, sustainable shipping containers. These advanced containers are designed to be more efficient, durable, and suitable for various industries. Partnering with Procter & Gamble, AELER aims to meet modern logistics demands while emphasizing sustainability.