Biosfera specializes in identifying requirements and demands in our target countries (Brazil, Suriname, India and Sri Lanka). Through fact-finding missions, research and (market) surveys we map and analyze these demands in the context of those countries’ market, society and environment and design viable trajectories for adapting European expertise and technologies to the country-specific parameters, creating mutual opportunity: integrated sustainability programs in the target countries, and through our network and support in our target countries, substantial opportunities for European actors.
Our projects are based on an integrated sustainability approach focused on geographical areas where water-bodies and water systems are (being) degraded. Strong local demand and support in the remediation and regeneration of these areas creates a context conducive to sustainable economic development and growth.

Biomass for All

Biomass For All unlocks decentralized biomass streams for both local and up-scaled valorization and conversion (biomass from wastewater, sludge, organic solid and agricultural waste) creating incentives for industry and local communities alike to invest and assist in biomass collection for processing: biomass for biopower, biofuels and biomaterials, wastewater and sludge for water re-use and nutrient recovery. Closing the metabolic loops significantly reduces the contamination of waterbodies, rivers, river deltas and estuaries whilst creating new livelihoods and business ventures for those living in, and depending on the health and future preservation of the affected ecosystems.

Megapolis EZ-Pilot

The general objective of the Western Region Megapolis Planning Project is to create a guidance framework to all future developments, which will help transform the Western Region into a sustainable metropolis, meeting the highest international standards. The project is based on environmental sustainability and dynamic economic growth ensuring socio-cultural harmony, thereby securing its position as the preferred location for business and industry in South Asia with access to the highest standards of education, health and recreation.


In 2015, the Biosfera Foundation developed TUPIX in order to address the heterogeneity of current mechanisms to quantify Payment for Ecosystem Services - PES - into monetary values and the many steps involving the certification and accreditation of PES. As every step in the process of PES certification costs money, a large part of the budget (sometimes up to 65%) that could be made available for PES is lost to intermediate agencies and ‘middlemen’. TUPIX functions according to supply and demand in compensating environmental impact, cutting out most of the intermediate steps by enabling automated and direct trade in certificates and credits without the intervention of 3 rd party assessors. TUPIX offers a win-win framework for all stakeholders involved and is the common denominator by which the developmental and economic continuity of our projects is facilitated.

Mangrove Valley

One of the highest priorities for Suriname is to develop a sustainable solution to protect the soil at the shoreline against the rising sea level for the northern region of Paramaribo. For this, the construction of a dike is considered. Next to the costs of its construction and maintenance it remains questionable whether such a dike would be effective under the present climatic and geological conditions and it has to be determined up to what extent, if at all, it will contribute to the regeneration and conservation of the mangrove forest ecosystem at large. Therefore, other and additional solutions are called for.


Tubarão Mission : Embracing the Basin – mTAB - formulates, develops and implements an integrated approach for the Tubarão river basin’s (eco)systemic regeneration, its sustainable economic development and future conservation through developing multi-stakeholder participatory mechanisms and a transsectoral approach based on public-private initiatives and partnerships.

Currently we have projects in Brazil, India, Sri Lanka and Suriname. You can click on the markers on the map below to check the location of each project.




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