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.


Study results revealed for large waste collection centre in Lithuania
The results of a feasibility study carried out to establish a new large waste collection site and ReUse centre in Mažeikiai, Lithuania were revealed.


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.


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.


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”.


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.


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.


INION and Green Business Norway pioneering innovative solutions for PV parks
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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Turning the desert into fertile land again
Desert Control have been working to create the perfect recipe to turn desert soil into fertile land. The process normally takes 7-15 years, Desert Control’s solution takes a record 7 hours!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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. Member countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) are addressing the challenge with massive development plans projecting steady population and economic growth until 2030.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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).


Grand launch
of Romania's TOMRA-based recycling system


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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Ennox Oil: Cleantech breakthrough
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.


Miljøbil Grenland: A midget flexes its muscles
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.”


Norner tightens grip on growth
Having made steady progress and with its original ambition well established, Norner – the privately owned research institute – is set to continue its exciting course.
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Cycled Technologies AS

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Contact: Ayoola Brimmo Address: Uniongata 18, 3732 Skien, Norway Phone: +951 50 904 2782 Mail: Homepage: ...

Antec Biogas AS

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Contact: Brede Bergskaug Address: Skullerud Næringspark, Olaf Helsets vei 5A, 0694 Oslo, Norway Mail: Homepage: ...

Future Synthesis AS

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Fluid Metal 3D AS

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Contact: Marco Stefancic Address: Uniongata 18, 3732 Skien, Norway Phone: +971 56 297 3783 Mail: Homepage: ...


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TOMRA creates sensor-based solutions for optimum resource productivity, greater profitability and a better environment. Operating in over 50 markets worldwide, the company employs 18,000 people in two divisions: Collection Solutions and Sorting Solut...

Høst AS

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Høst is a holding company whose core expertise lies in biological processes and utilization of organic waste resources. The company owns and operates a number of processing plants for soil enrichment products based on a joint venture model with ...

Lindum Ressurs & Gjenvinning AS

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Lindum operates a number of waste management facilities in the Østland region, with subsidiaries in Hurum (Lindum Oredalen AS) and Fredrikstad (Bioressurs Østlandet AS) and branch operations in Son and Skien. Lindum has become known as an i...


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GLØR, a company jointly owned by the municipalities of Lillehammer, Gausdal and Øyer, provides all aspects of modern waste management and treatment services. GLØR handles wet organic waste from 75,000 households in the Mjøs region...


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Cambi is a leading international supplier of technology for converting biodegradable material into renewable energy. The company’s core technology is in the fields of industrial waste pre-treatment and biological waste-to-energy systems. Turnk...

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