Sofies India recently attended the 3rd Smart Cities India 2017 Expo, exchanging ideas, innovation, knowledge and expertise at the Swiss Pavilion. The team showcased a wide array of projects on smart cities, smart industry and smart agriculture as a part of ‘Swiss innovations for smart cities in India’. The Expo particularly focused on solutions for […]

The Major Seaport Authority of Guadeloupe with Sofies and its partner H3C launched an industrial ecology process on the main activity area of the island. A first inter-company workshop brought together 20 participants, including the main users of the site, gathered around commun issues and opportunities, such as mobility, port logistics, energy, waste management and […]

In order to identify business concepts to turn agro-industrial waste into valuable resources, the NoAW WorkPackage 5 Team has visited Agriport, a recent innovative Agro-Industrial Park located in the more recent polders of Netherlands. In less than 30 years, this park has been developed to optimize the costs and the added value generation per hectare. […]

The International Conference on Sustainable Industrial Areas (SIA) took place in Rabat, Morocco, on March 14th and 15th. Our president Suren Erkman took part as a key note speaker to discuss the role of sustainable industrial areas in the international context and their potential to contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation. Read more about […]

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. […]

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Sofies India recently attended the 3rd Smart Cities India 2017 Expo, exchanging ideas, innovation, knowledge and expertise at the Swiss Pavilion. The team showcased a wide array of projects on smart cities, smart industry and smart agriculture as a part of ‘Swiss innovations for smart cities in India’. The Expo particularly focused on solutions for […]

The Major Seaport Authority of Guadeloupe with Sofies and its partner H3C launched an industrial ecology process on the main activity area of the island. A first inter-company workshop brought together 20 participants, including the main users of the site, gathered around commun issues and opportunities, such as mobility, port logistics, energy, waste management and […]

In order to identify business concepts to turn agro-industrial waste into valuable resources, the NoAW WorkPackage 5 Team has visited Agriport, a recent innovative Agro-Industrial Park located in the more recent polders of Netherlands. In less than 30 years, this park has been developed to optimize the costs and the added value generation per hectare. […]

The International Conference on Sustainable Industrial Areas (SIA) took place in Rabat, Morocco, on March 14th and 15th. Our president Suren Erkman took part as a key note speaker to discuss the role of sustainable industrial areas in the international context and their potential to contribute to climate change mitigation and adaptation. Read more about […]

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. […]