Green Business Norway is a professional organization acting on behalf of enterprises in the Environmental Energy & Technology sector. Our role is to contribute to innovation, co-operation and project development on behalf of the members of our organization.
Against the background of the EU's ambitious waste management targets, Norwegian and Polish stakeholders met on Wednesday 14 September in Drammen.
At several recent high-level gatherings, Green Business Norway had the opportunity to share experiences and talk strategy with Polish decision makers.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CEO Rune G. Nilssen
Ennox Oil Solutions is a good example of a new business opportunity resulting from the intersection of two very different sectors of the economy. In this case, some innovators offering industrial waste treatment solutions encountered some fellow innovators offering solutions for oil well stimulation.
“We now have a very strong offering in a fast-growing market,” said Rune G. Nilssen, CEO of Ennox Oil Solutions, by phone from Toronto, Canada. Read more!
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.
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.
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.
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.
H.M. King Harald, H.M. Queen Sonja and H.E. Mr. Bronisław 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Members in Focus
Ennox Oil Solutions is a good example of a new business opportunity resulting from the intersection of two very different sectors of the economy. In this case, some innovators offering industrial waste treatment solutions encountered some fellow innovators offering solutions for oil well stimulation. They realized that their solutions could be combined to create all-new technologies and products. That was the starting point for developing the patented EGX (Ennox Green Extraction) process, a solution for extracting oil from solid materials such as soil, sand, and mud.
The goal is to build a viable company with growth potential based on sustainable utilization of biomass as an energy source. Since its establishment in 2009, TergoPower has focused on the Polish market and has succeeded in positioning itself as an important partner for regional authorities.
Miljøbil Grenland made no secret of its change of direction during the first quarter of 2011. Bernt Ausland, the company’s CEO, clasps his hands and pretends he is shaking dice: “New deal.”
Norwegian enterprises in the Environmental Energy & Technology sector
Our role is to contribute to innovation, co-operation and project development on behalf of the members of our organization.