A multi-year international cooperation project on “Capacity Building for Low Carbon and Climate Resilient City Development (CapaCITIES)” was officially launched in the city of Udaipur (India). The project which is funded by the Swiss Agency of Development and Cooperation (SDC) under their Global Programme on Climate Change (GPCC), provides technical assistance in key areas of […]

While developing the business cases in collaboration with the rice millers for the RECP Program in Vietnam, it became more and more evident that there was a need to work beyond the walls of the factory. Indeed, to secure the investment in cleaner production technologies, the rice millers need to secure their raw material supply […]

Yantai is one of China‘s largest wine industry areas. Wine industry is considered as having a rather high carbon footprint due to the intensive usage of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Yantai EPB in cooperation with the local wine industry is looking for more organic and thus modern low carbon agriculture methods to increase the sustainability of […]

Sofies has developed a new technology to better valorize agricultural waste, the Pyrolysis. It produces heat and biochar, a natural fertilizer and soil enhancer. Pyrolysis technology brings significant economic benefits to farmers and processors and opens up new perspectives for agro-food industries. This short documentary shows the technology transfer from Switzerland to Vietnam and its first implementation in the coffee […]

E-Khorda is an electronic waste recycling entrepreneurship support program that aims to help build operational e-waste companies by end of 2017 as part of the Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) project.  The program will offer 10-15 e-waste potential startups from Egypt multiple benefits as well as acceleration packages. They will also get a chance to pitch in the […]

Sofies has been working for more than 4 years in collaboration with REPIC and UNIDO on the development of an innovative coffee drying technology: the pyrolysis. This technology valorized coffee husks and brings significant economic benefits to coffee farmers in Vietnam. A first movie on pyrolysis was produced in 2015, presenting an international pyrolysis workshop in Switzerland. […]

An innovative collaboration between famous European and Chinese applied research organizations and socio-environmental-marketing experts is at the heart the NoAW project. Objective: developing eco-design and implementing new processes to convert agro-waste into viable value chains. The basic principle of the NoAW project is to consider mostly unavoidable and continuously generated agro-waste biomass as a valuable resource, able […]

I recently visited the home of India’s glass industry, Firozabad, 250 kms away from Delhi and more commonly regarded as “The City of Bangles”. There are over 500 glass factories that produce everything from the inexpensive colourful bangles that adorn the wrists of women across the country – to high end glass fittings, chandeliers, decorative […]

Die Auswertung der Diskussionen, die an der von Sofies-Emac mitorganisierten Tagung in Landquart im vergangenen November zu Bilanz und Potenzial des Instruments PRE geführt wurden, zeigt ein differenziertes Bild der Bündner Landwirtschaft.  Diese ist sehr vielfältig und verfügt aufgrund der unterschiedlichen Ausrichtungen und Philosophien über eine grosse und qualitativ hochwertige Angebotspalette. Nach wie vor ist […]

Quelles stratégies de marketing territorial sont développées pour accompagner l’évolution du tissu industriel et rendre une région attractive pour les entreprises ? Comment créer de nouvelles formes de valeur ajoutée à travers la reconversion des friches industrielles ou la relocalisation d’activités ? Quelles interactions entre l’aménagement du territoire et le développement régional pour mettre au […]

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A multi-year international cooperation project on “Capacity Building for Low Carbon and Climate Resilient City Development (CapaCITIES)” was officially launched in the city of Udaipur (India). The project which is funded by the Swiss Agency of Development and Cooperation (SDC) under their Global Programme on Climate Change (GPCC), provides technical assistance in key areas of […]

While developing the business cases in collaboration with the rice millers for the RECP Program in Vietnam, it became more and more evident that there was a need to work beyond the walls of the factory. Indeed, to secure the investment in cleaner production technologies, the rice millers need to secure their raw material supply […]

Yantai is one of China‘s largest wine industry areas. Wine industry is considered as having a rather high carbon footprint due to the intensive usage of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Yantai EPB in cooperation with the local wine industry is looking for more organic and thus modern low carbon agriculture methods to increase the sustainability of […]

Sofies has developed a new technology to better valorize agricultural waste, the Pyrolysis. It produces heat and biochar, a natural fertilizer and soil enhancer. Pyrolysis technology brings significant economic benefits to farmers and processors and opens up new perspectives for agro-food industries. This short documentary shows the technology transfer from Switzerland to Vietnam and its first implementation in the coffee […]

E-Khorda is an electronic waste recycling entrepreneurship support program that aims to help build operational e-waste companies by end of 2017 as part of the Sustainable Recycling Industries (SRI) project.  The program will offer 10-15 e-waste potential startups from Egypt multiple benefits as well as acceleration packages. They will also get a chance to pitch in the […]

Sofies has been working for more than 4 years in collaboration with REPIC and UNIDO on the development of an innovative coffee drying technology: the pyrolysis. This technology valorized coffee husks and brings significant economic benefits to coffee farmers in Vietnam. A first movie on pyrolysis was produced in 2015, presenting an international pyrolysis workshop in Switzerland. […]

An innovative collaboration between famous European and Chinese applied research organizations and socio-environmental-marketing experts is at the heart the NoAW project. Objective: developing eco-design and implementing new processes to convert agro-waste into viable value chains. The basic principle of the NoAW project is to consider mostly unavoidable and continuously generated agro-waste biomass as a valuable resource, able […]

I recently visited the home of India’s glass industry, Firozabad, 250 kms away from Delhi and more commonly regarded as “The City of Bangles”. There are over 500 glass factories that produce everything from the inexpensive colourful bangles that adorn the wrists of women across the country – to high end glass fittings, chandeliers, decorative […]

Die Auswertung der Diskussionen, die an der von Sofies-Emac mitorganisierten Tagung in Landquart im vergangenen November zu Bilanz und Potenzial des Instruments PRE geführt wurden, zeigt ein differenziertes Bild der Bündner Landwirtschaft.  Diese ist sehr vielfältig und verfügt aufgrund der unterschiedlichen Ausrichtungen und Philosophien über eine grosse und qualitativ hochwertige Angebotspalette. Nach wie vor ist […]

Quelles stratégies de marketing territorial sont développées pour accompagner l’évolution du tissu industriel et rendre une région attractive pour les entreprises ? Comment créer de nouvelles formes de valeur ajoutée à travers la reconversion des friches industrielles ou la relocalisation d’activités ? Quelles interactions entre l’aménagement du territoire et le développement régional pour mettre au […]