India and European Union to Strengthen Cooperation

End of June this year, India and The European Union (EU) agreed to strengthen the cooperation in the areas of environment, resource efficiency and circular economy under the Resource Efficiency Initiative (EU-REI) for India. “The necessity of moving to a resource efficient ‘circular economy’ wherein waste is reduced or becomes useful inputs in others, or […]

Straw Gives More Biogas

Researchers at the University of Borås have investigated the possibility to use straw products in the production of biogas. For two years, Ilona Sárvári Horváth, associate professor at the University of Borås, together with other researchers from RISE and Sweden’s agricultural university (SLU) in Uppsala have investigated how straw can be used in the production […]

Biological Waste Treatment in Estonia – First Steps Are Taken

Estonia shows great advancement in complying with EU waste legislation. In 2002 the national waste treatment was composed of 97 percent landfilling and 3 percent recycling. According to latest OECD figures, the recycling rate including recycling and composting reached 31 percent. 150 former non-EU-conform landfill sites were reduced to 5 sanitary landfills under operation. Since […]

Renewable Methanol Market Is Expected to Expand

According to an analysis, provided by US-based Future Market Insights, global sales of renewable methanol is estimated to be valued at 133.3 million US-Dollar by the end of 2016. Renewable methanol is a second generation biofuel and is derived from renewable sources such as biomass, industrial waste, municipal waste and industrial CO2. It is used […]

Ukraine‘s Economic Growth Encourages Investment

The World Bank has improved its forecast for the growth of Ukraine‘s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2018 to 3.5 percent from 3 percent, the news agency interfax-Ukraine reported in June this year. The forecast for 2019 has been revised upwards to 4 percent from 3 percent. “In Ukraine, government stabilization efforts, supported by international […]

Circular Economy Is a Window of Opportunity

According to a new report by Morgan Stanley’s Sustainability Equity Research team, new technology and increasing climate-based legislation around the world is creating new business opportunities based on the circular economy. As the New York based investment research firm stated, pioneering companies in a number of sectors were already shifting in that direction. “The advantages […]

How Start-Ups Can Make the Circular Economy Become Reality

As raw materials are scarce worldwide and are becoming increasingly expensive, companies that save resources or produce gently do not only contribute to a cleaner environment but actually have a real competitive advantage. The European Commission, which is currently working on the EU Circular Economy Action Plan, estimates that waste prevention, eco-design, reuse and similar […]

Canada: Investors Are Welcome

In Canada, there will be a new investment hub soon. In December last year, the Government of Canada informed that the country will dedicate 218 million Dollar over the next five years to increase investments that will create jobs and growth for the middle class. This unprecedented funding would support the creation of a new […]

Investment in Circular Economy in India Creates Benefits for All

A circular economy development path in India could create annual value of rupee 14 lakh crore (US-Dollar 218 billion) in 2030 and rupee 40 lakh crore (US-Dollar 624 billion) in 2050 compared with the current development scenario. By adopting circular economy approaches, businesses could achieve material cost savings and increase their profits by lowering virgin […]

Investment Plan for Europe

There are opportunities for investors in the EU and aboard: The Plan is intended to trigger 315 billion Euro in investment by 2018. It also applies to investments in the Circular Economy. The European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) proposed the Investment Plan for Europe in November 2014 as an initiative to fight […]