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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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Grand launch
of Romania's TOMRA-based recycling system

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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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Proteus S. A

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Reduce your business’ environmental footprint
Protéus provides bio-based resources and support to the life cycle assessment teams in the industry that need to reduce the environmental footprint of their business. The aim of Protéus is to promote the optimal use of biotechnology to manufacture products and renewable energy in a synergistic integrated cycle of profit making processes where the waste of each process becomes the feedstock for another process.
Protéus bio-based solutions for green chemistry and renewable energy enable the industry to design processes right from the beginning in a way that pollution and waste are not generated in the first place. Alongside with lower costs, lower risks and higher margins, white biotechnology processes provide environmental benefits of lower emissions, less energy use and less use of fossil natural resources.

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Biocatalysis for green chemistry
Bioprocesses developed by Protéus benefit from the unsurpassed selectivity of the protein catalysts which make life possible. These catalysts are rapidly biodegraded when released in the environment and contain neither heavy metal nor any other toxic compound. Starting from vegetal feedstock or chemical intermediates, such bio-catalysts enable to form new chemical entities, to obtain enantiopure compounds, to skip multiple protection/deprotection steps and to operate under mild conditions, hence forming lower amounts of undesired by-products.

Bio-based solutions for bioremediation and waste management
Preventive environmental protection does not eliminate the need for waste management, bioremediation, detoxification, waste-water treatment or decontamination of operating or abandoned industrial sites, or biofilm removal. Because they have virtually no environmental impact, bio-based solutions have become an increasingly attractive alternative.
Protéus has gained a unique expertise in developing bio-based solutions for remediation of contaminated environments, whether water, air or land. The company develops enzymes and bio-based systems to accelerate degradation of a variety of toxic substances. As an example, specific solutions were developed by Protéus to detoxify and decontaminate environments where chemical and biological warfare (CBW) agents were disseminated. Certain CBW agents that are extremely persistent in the environment and recalcitrant to biodegradation or decontamination were efficiently eliminated. Our unique combination of expertise and technologies enables us to develop customized bio-based solutions to help the industry to face with their specific environmental challenges
From Renewable Feedstock to Next-Generation Bioenergy
Biotechnology also provides tools to efficiently convert biomass into energy with dramatically lower energy inputs and net carbon emissions. Our technology platform enables us to develop processes that improve and accelerate the conversion of biomass from a variety of origin, including lignocellulosic feedstock from agricultural waste, municipal waste or activated sludge, into biofuels and biogas.

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Science for a cleaner industry
A high throughput biology platform enables Protéus to develop new high performance bio-based solutions for a cleaner and more competitive industry. We discover new genes and new enzymatic activities of interest by screening our vast and unique collection of microbial biodiversity, including probably the broadest collection worldwide of micro-organisms originating from extreme environments. Using our cutting-edge proprietary technology platform - including gene shuffling, gene expression and high throughput screening – we develop bespoke high performance proteins that fit with the specific requirements of the targeted application in the chemical, energy and environmental sectors. Our in-house fermentation capabilities enable us to support the scale-up of the bioprocesses

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For more information :
Mr. Emmanuel Maille
PROTEUS
70, allée Graham Bell
Parc Georges Besse
30035 Nîmes Cedex 1
France
Phone : +33 (0)466 70 64 64
Fax : +33 (0)466 70 64 60
info@proteus.fr
Web : www.proteus.fr

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