Companies that source coconut oil from the Philippines and Indonesia – the world’s two largest producers and exporters of coconut-based products – face several challenges: little or no economies of scale, lack of financing and training resources, and a rigid supply chain all serve to increase the farmers’ dependence on middlemen and perpetuates inefficient and unsustainable agricultural practices.
SINGAPORE, June 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ – BASF, Cargill, Procter & Gamble (P&G), and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH have joined together in a development partnership under the develoPPP.de programme by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The partnership will help establish a sustainable certified and transparent supply chain of coconut oil in the Philippines and Indonesia.
High performance building materials drive efficiency, optimize energy, sustainability
DETROIT, May 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ – A network of local and global businesses are collaborating with the Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) to transform a long-vacant apartment complex in Detroit’s lower North End into a multi-functional community space that will become one of the most sustainable, energy-efficient buildings in Detroit.
Companies including BASF, General Motors, PPG, and others are working together to reimagine how their materials, systems, and techniques can help transform structures into showpieces of innovation and energy efficiency.
The Michigan Urban Farming Initative debuted America’s first sustainable urban agrihood in Detroit’s lower North End.
Located on about three acres in a Detroit neighborhood, the agrihood features a two-acre urban garden, a 200-tree fruit orchard, a children’s sensory garden and more. The gardens produce fresh and free produce to about 2,000 households in the area.
The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative to open new community center and café
DETROIT, November 30, 2016 /3BL Media/ –The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) is debuting America’s first sustainable urban agrihood, an alternative neighborhood growth model in Detroit’s lower North End that positions agriculture as the centerpiece of a mixed-use urban development.
The multidisciplinary team of building scientists, architects, engineers and sustainable construction experts at BASF's Center for Building Excellence is using chemistry as the catalyst for more energy-efficient, durable and comfortable construction. Through our HP+ Consultative Solutions, we’re bringing their expert insight directly to you, connecting you to a wealth of knowledge about beyond code methods and more.
Making high-performance homes easier to build and more affordable will convince both builders and homeowners to go net zero.
The concept of a building that generates at least as much energy as it consumes, as calculated on a net-annual basis, is one that more and more people outside of the building professions are getting their heads around.