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Strategic cooperation between Shanghai Electric Wind Power Group Co. Ltd. and WindSim AS

WindSim and Shanghai Electric Wind Power Group signed a strategic partnership agreement during the China Wind Power Conference & Exhibition in Beijing.

Cambi to deliver thermal hydrolysis technology in Bulgaria

Cambi is currently working on its first thermal hydrolysis project in Bulgaria, for Sofiyska Voda’s Kubratovo wastewater treatment plant in Sofia.

Cycled Technologies at Technoport Nordic Deep Tech 2019

Cycled Technologies, one of our Accelerator companies was invited as a mainstage speaker at Technoport's Nordic Deep Tech, discussing Global Goals and how simple collaborations locally can contribute to solving the environmental challenges we are facing globally.

Cycled wins in the StartAD summer incubator pitching competition

Cycled participated in the StartAD summer incubator and was one of the winners of the split decision in the pitching competition. The 7 weeks program comprised of 8 startups from all 3 New York University locations.

Gulf region a land of promise for recycling and green energy

With several recycling demonstration projects under way in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the outlook for business development in the region is promising, according to Green Business Norway (GBN).

CBWM partners visit Norway to learn about organic waste recycling facilities and incentives in waste

INION LT, a pioneer in the Lithuanian PV Industry, has formed a cooperation with Green Business Norway to advance the development of new prediction software for PV plants.

Reaping the fruits of Polish-Norwegian cooperation

The cooperation between Telemark county, Lublin region of Poland, Green Business Norway and its member businesses are bearing fruit. TergoPower is in the final phase before the establishment of its first straw-fired power plants to 140 million Euro, and Tomra Collection solutions in pilot with automated collection solutions for beverage containers in Lublin City.

Circular Economy Initiatives in European Local Communities Conference

The Circular Economy Initiatives in European Local Communities conference organised by Mažeikiai District Municipality, took place on 3rd June.

Norwegian prime minister meets Green Business Norway

On Tuesday 18 August, Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg visited Klosterøya in Skien, a hub of knowledge-based businesses, including the head office of Green Business Norway. Over lunch with the prime minister, local business representatives proudly promoted the diverse and innovative economy of the Grenland region.

The Polish parliament targets best practice in sustainable waste management

A Polish-Norwegian initiative recently brought over 100 people together at the Sejm, the lower house of the Polish parliament, for a seminar to discuss the latest trends in waste management.

Soraytec and the Norwegian Pavilion Receive Award of Appreciation for Best Design at Nanjing Tech Week 2019.

Soraytec was invited to join the Norwegian Pavilion at Nanjing Tech Week’s High-Tech Fair in Nanjing, China, an event that aims to showcase high tech innovations and to bring new innovative technologies to Nanjing and China.

Polish municipal delegation studies circular waste management on Norway visit

Against the background of the EU's ambitious waste management targets, Norwegian and Polish stakeholders met on Wednesday 14 September in Drammen.

Water & Waste Water Infrastructure Challenges in GCC Countries

The challenge of keeping pace with rapid population growth in the Gulf region is creating constant bottlenecks, especially in the infrastructure and wastewater management sectors.

Turning the desert into fertile land again

Over the past 10 years, Desert Control have been working to create the perfect recipe, an innovative solution called LNC, whose purpose is to turn desert soil into fertile land. Turning desert soil into fertile land normally takes 7-15 years, Desert Control’s solution takes a record 7 hours!

Lithuanian delegates visit Norwegian circular economy players

Circular Based Waste Management project partners from Lithuania, travelled to Norway to visit entities that apply best practices waste management, recycling and repurposing of bulky and food waste.

Renewable energy from bales of straw

Last week, regional government representatives from Lubelskie in Poland and Telemark in Norway met in England for a closer look at the Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant.

INION and Green Business Norway pioneering innovative solutions for PV parks

Project partners from the Circular Based Waste Management-CBWM project from Mažeikiai municipality, the Telšiai Regional Waste Management Center (Lithuania) and Paide Town Government, (Estonia) returned to Norway for their second study tour. The tour took place in the Oslo and Bergen regions, this time to learn about organic waste recycling in Norway and incentives in waste.

Waste Management and Waste Infrastructure Market in GCC countries

The GCC countries rank among the highest waste generating countries per capita in the world. Estimates of the total amount of waste generated in the GCC range from 90 million to 150 million metric tons annually.

Waste to energy – environmentally friendly AND profitable?

That was the question asked of panellists at one of the many panel discussions during this year's Energy Forum, which took place in Karpacz, Poland.

Great interest in green technology at BI program launch in Abu Dhabi

Representatives of Nordic embassies and companies joined their local partners from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at Masdar City in Abu Dhabi on 21 January to launch the green business intelligence program for the region.

Study results revealed for large waste collection centre in Lithuania

Bulgarian delegation in Norway to study sustainable waste to energy

In October 2015, Green Business Norway played host to an official delegation from Bulgaria, showing the visitors three sustainable, future-oriented waste to energy options.

Miljø-Teknologi wins major order

Development and innovation pay off. Miljø-Teknologi, a company specializing in air and gas purification, is to provide odour extraction equipment for Stockholm’s largest sewage treatment plant and one of the world’s biggest fish feed factories.

New disruptive Blockchain technology – Cycled Technologies teams up with Akeo

Cycled Technologies and Akeo are teaming up to revolutionise the global recycling industry. Introducing blockchain technology as a building block in the Cycled platform sets a visionary path and a new standard for effective, modern and sustainable recycling of waste.

Norwegian delegation to assist in renewal of Polish law on Waste management

On April 12th the Polish Senate hosted a delegation from Norway to discuss a legal framework for waste management. The seminar had been organized as a direct follow up from discussions that took place during the Green Business Conference in Sandefjord last fall.

GBN and University College of Southeast Norway team up on R&D

"We're teaming up with (HSN), the University College of Southeast Norway, to boost research and development at the start-up businesses on our Accelerator programme," says Thor Sverre Minnesjord, CEO of Green Business Norway (GBN). The first beneficiary will be Fluid Metal 3D, a technology business.

Grand launch of Romania’s TOMRA-based recycling system

SIGUREC is a recycling station and reverse vending system that combines recycling solutions based on best international practice. As the Norwegian partner in the project, Green Business Norway attended the official launch in Bucharest on 20 May.

Lithuanian and Estonian partners visit Norwegian Circular Economy organisations

Partners from Lithuania and Estonia from the Circular Based Waste Management-CBWM project visited Norwegian circular economy expert organisations in a study tour organised by Green Business Norway.

Poland and Norway look into straw as a renewable energy source

A bilateral meeting of representatives from the Lubelskie region of Poland and Telemark county council in Norway took place on 7 April in the British town of Grantham, ahead of a study visit to the nearby Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant.

The Circular Based Waste Management project

September 1st 2020 marked the beginning of the Circular Based Waste Management project, a collaborative initiative to promote implementation of circular based waste management practices across three regions in Europe.

GBN Accelerator start ups at Investor Seminar Vitenparken Campus Ås

Green Business Norway Accelerator start ups are presenting at the September 12th Investor seminar at Vitenparken Campus Ås. The event is in cooperation with Inkubator Ås.

Oilsands flirtation leads to cleantech breakthrough

Ennox Oil Solutions is a good example of a new business opportunity

Telemark-Lubelskie partnership centres on green business

A delegation from the Lubelskie region visited Telemark last week. After a tour of the county, Sławomir Sosnowski, governor of the Lubelskie region, and Terje Riis-Johansen, convener of Telemark county council, signed a wide-ranging cooperation agreement between the two regions

Green Business Norway establishes business intelligence program in the Gulf Region

Markets for the Cleantech industry in the Gulf are experiencing strong growth. By establishing a new business intelligence program in the region, Green Business Norway and several of its member companies want to share in this growth. The program recently received an important boost when Nordic Innovation decided to join as a partner.

Einar Vangsnes takes the chair at Green Business Norway

After eight years on the board of Green Business Norway (GBN), including a four-year term as chairman, Bjarne Paulsrud (67) is handing over the chair to Einar Vangsnes (44) from TergoPower. Anders Tørud from NLI takes over as vice-chairman, and Harald Kleiven from Cambi is a newly elected board member, joining Olaf Sveggen from Fugro Oceanor, who has been re-elected for a further two-year term.

Sustainable Energy Conference in Sumy

The Days of Sustainable Energy conference opened officially on September 26th in Sumy City’s Territorial Community. The event was an initiative of the Department of Finance, Economy and Investments of the Sumy City Council, under the EU project “Covenant of Mayors – East”.

The city of Daye and GBN signs MoU

The city of Daye in the Hubei province of China rand GBN recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the development of projects. The agreement covers projects in the areas of optical sorting, substrate of food waste for biogas production, sludge handling and monitoring of local and regional water resources, and the GBN member companies will contribute their expertise, technology and solutions.

New strategic acquisition

COWI AS earlier this August acquired a 100 percent ownership in Aqua Team - The Norwegian Water Technology Center. The company changed its name from that date to Aqua Team COWI AS. It will continue as a wholly-owned subsidiary, led by one of the founders, Eilen A. Vik. She has been with the company since it was established in 1984.

Lubelskie prepares to adopt Norwegian recycling solutions

We are already seeing encouraging results from this spring’s visit to Telemark by a delegation from the Lubelskie region of Poland, according to Thor Sverre Minnesjord, CEO of Green Business Norway. As a direct result of the dialogue and the connections established between the delegation, Green Business Norway members and leading politicians in Telemark county, the parties have taken the initiative to pursue two specific project opportunities on a commercial basis.

Poland and Norway discuss the future of waste management

The fast-changing waste management sector is facing some key strategic decisions regarding its future direction. In recent years, Green Business Norway has actively promoted the exchange of best practice between Poland and Norway.

Poland-Norway cooperation brings tangible results

Exemplifying Polish–Norwegian cooperation, several new contracts between Polish customers and Norwegian suppliers were signed during the King of Norway’s state visit to Poland and the Green Growth conference on 10 May. The companies involved included Aquateam and Tomra Sorting Solutions, both members of Green Business Norway.

His Royal Highness The Crown Prince visited Klosterøya Business Park in Skien

Green Business Norway (GBN) was one of the hosts when His Royal Highness The Crown Prince visited Klosterøya Business Park in Skien. The position of the Norwegian Cleantech industry now and in a five-year perspective was among the topics discussed with His Royal Highness.

Green Growth seminar in Warsaw, 10 May 2012

H.M. King Harald, H.M. Queen Sonja and H.E. Mr. Bronis?aw Komorowski. President of the Republic of Poland will be present at the opening of the Plenary session of the Green Growth conference in Warsaw May 10th.

Green Business Norway steps up activity in Polish market

Green Business Norway has been actively cultivating the Polish market since 2005. The focus has been on networking with segments and target groups of key importance to GBN member businesses. Having identified growing potential in several segments of the environmental and energy technology sector, GBN is now stepping up its efforts in the Polish market.

Norwegian cleantech shows the way at EcoForum in Poland

The sixth EcoForum conference took place on 10 and 11 June this year. Once again, the conference proved to be a productive forum for both countries’ participants in the inter-regional cooperation program between Telemark in Norway and Lubelskie in Poland.

Air quality monitoring cooperation deal signed 13 October at Hubei-Norway Days in Shanghai

Lindum International, RPR Technologies, TiTech, Cambi and NILU enjoyed a high profile during the environmental and energy technology seminar held on 13 October as part of the Hubei-Norway Days in Shanghai. A cooperation agreement with Hubei province on air quality monitoring was also signed at the seminar.

Upper Austria ensures Circular Economy in plastics research and business

On the 6th and 7th of December, partners from the Circular Based Waste Management project visited Linz, Austria, in a tour designed by collaboration between Green Business Norway and Business Upper Austria.

Norsk Biogass wins innovation award

Norsk Biogass AS was presented with Avfall Norge’s inaugural innovation award for 2010. Inventor and partner Bjørn Bu accepted the award on behalf of the company before an audience of over 700 delegates from Norway and abroad.

Cambi is awarded its largest thermal hydrolysis contract

Cambi has been awarded a contract for the largest Cambi Thermal Hydolysis plant ever built, as part of a £75 million project to enhance sludge treatment at Davyhulme, Manchester.

Nordic green partnership launches in Abu Dhabi, UAE

As Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week gets under way, Green Business Norway (GBN), Green Net Finland and Nordic Innovation are launching the next phase of their business intelligence program for the Gulf region.

Green Business Norway at the Polish Environmental Awards

Green Business Norway (GBN) recently took part in the presentation of environmental awards to Polish businesses in Krakow, organized by the Polish Environmental Partnership Foundation. At the event, GBN presented Norwegian innovations in the environmental technology field.

Proteus: Bio based solutions for green chemistry and renewable energy

Green Business Norway’s business of the month for December is the Axelera member based French company Proteus, providing bio-based solutions for green chemistry and renewable energy.

Future Synthesis wins R8 Flying Start Award at Gründeruka

Future Synthesis made its debut at Gründeruka 2019 and is off to a Flying Start with the award by R8, which now grants the award for the third year in a row.

Circular economy practices in Scotland help resolve social issues

Partners from the Circular Based Waste Management project travelled to Scotland to learn about social initiatives and charities whose circular practices address social issues such as homelessness and poverty.

Show underlines growing Polish interest in Norwegian environmental technology

Norwegian companies promoted themselves heavily at Poleko 2009, Central and Eastern Europe’s biggest trade show for environmental technology, which takes place annually in the Polish city of Poznan. Visitors and other exhibitors showed particular interest in Norwegian know-how, technology and solutions for waste management and recycling and water treatment.

Future of waste management tops the agenda in Poland

At several recent high-level gatherings, Green Business Norway had the opportunity to share experiences and talk strategy with Polish decision makers.

Geoenergi: Pumping cash savings out of the ground

Green Business Norway’s business of the month for October is Geoenergi AS, which supplies complete turnkey geothermal systems. Established in 1999 by Rune Helgesen, the company is now one of the leading players in the Norwegian market.

Norsk Biogass: A new member of Green Business Norway

As a raw material for biogas production, organic waste is a valuable green energy resource. However, food waste is frequently a major social problem with serious environmental consequences if it is not treated properly.

Norwegian technology attracting great interest in Poland

The Polish market is showing great interest in water and waste management technology, expertise and solutions from Norway. This was our interim conclusion following the visit by Polish waste management executives on 18–19 May and our attendance at the Wod-Kan trade fair on 26–29 May.

Green Business Norway promotes cleantech solutions at GALA in Warsaw

GALA is Poland’s annual awards ceremony for environmentally certified businesses and local authorities, at which no fewer than 46 awards are presented. The event is well attended by Polish cabinet ministers and parliamentarians.

Aquateam celebrates 25 years of environmental consulting

On 1 March 2009, Aquateam AS marked the 25th anniversary of its foundation as an offshoot of the Norwegian Institute for Water Research. Green Business Norway invited Bjarne Paulsrud, Aquateam’s managing director, to talk about his company and, in particular, the key trends and developments in sludge treatment.
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