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 […]

Sofies consultant and head of Sofies India, Deepali Sinha Khetriwal, has co-authored a UN report on e-waste in Asia.   The Regional E-waste Monitor shows that in 2014 East and South-East Asia generated 16 million metric tons of e-waste. That’s about 3.7 kilograms per person on average, ranging from a high of 21.7 kg per capita in […]

La raréfaction des ressources naturelles engendre aujourd’hui de nouveaux défis auxquels il est nécessaire de répondre avec des solutions innovantes. Comment les entreprises peuvent-elles s’adapter à ces bouleversements ? L’industrie peut-elle en tirer profit ? L’économie de nos régions parviendra-t-elle à en faire un avantage concurrentiel ? Pour débattre de ces questions cruciales, la Ville de […]

Sofies Newsletter #3 is online! In this edition: Insights on selected sustainability topics: How to implement circular economy at a regional level? Participative planning and decision-making processes take time, but as the adage goes, good things come to those who wait… The challenge of e-waste management: focus on India How to make a territory smarter? News […]

The ability to get affected parties involved in the decision-making process often determines whether a change in a region succeeds or not. Real involvement takes time and patience, especially for someone proactive who stimulates the debate and drives the process forward. In the mountain valley Schams situated in the canton of Grisons, an idea might […]

What are the endogenous resources available in the region? Which value chains should be prioritized? What are the opportunities for valorization and the challenges involved? These questions were raised by the region, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (PACA) after the adoption of the French law on energy transition. After establishing a circular economy strategy, the region is now […]

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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 […]

Sofies consultant and head of Sofies India, Deepali Sinha Khetriwal, has co-authored a UN report on e-waste in Asia.   The Regional E-waste Monitor shows that in 2014 East and South-East Asia generated 16 million metric tons of e-waste. That’s about 3.7 kilograms per person on average, ranging from a high of 21.7 kg per capita in […]

La raréfaction des ressources naturelles engendre aujourd’hui de nouveaux défis auxquels il est nécessaire de répondre avec des solutions innovantes. Comment les entreprises peuvent-elles s’adapter à ces bouleversements ? L’industrie peut-elle en tirer profit ? L’économie de nos régions parviendra-t-elle à en faire un avantage concurrentiel ? Pour débattre de ces questions cruciales, la Ville de […]

Sofies Newsletter #3 is online! In this edition: Insights on selected sustainability topics: How to implement circular economy at a regional level? Participative planning and decision-making processes take time, but as the adage goes, good things come to those who wait… The challenge of e-waste management: focus on India How to make a territory smarter? News […]

The ability to get affected parties involved in the decision-making process often determines whether a change in a region succeeds or not. Real involvement takes time and patience, especially for someone proactive who stimulates the debate and drives the process forward. In the mountain valley Schams situated in the canton of Grisons, an idea might […]

What are the endogenous resources available in the region? Which value chains should be prioritized? What are the opportunities for valorization and the challenges involved? These questions were raised by the region, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (PACA) after the adoption of the French law on energy transition. After establishing a circular economy strategy, the region is now […]