Environmental Technologies Export Opportunities

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Melbourne Water Innovation Contest

Passionate about fighting climate change?

We invite you to join our contest for innovative ways to reduce or eliminate Scope 1 greenhouse gas emissions (methane and nitrous oxide) from our wastewater treatment plants.

Melbourne Water in Victoria, Australia makes a vital contribution to the city’s lifestyle by underpinning human health, enhancing community well-being, supporting economic growth and balancing the natural and man-made environment. The organisation is responsible for the supply of affordable, high-quality water, reliable sewerage, healthy waterways, integrated drainage and flood management services and cooler greener spaces, helping make greater Melbourne a fantastic place to live.

This competition gives you the opportunity to submit your ideas to Melbourne Water to reduce emissions and share in a prize pool totaling $200,000 (AUD) if your idea is selected.

Types of applications we’re looking for:

Emissions measurement and modelling
For example: Atmospheric measurement of emissions from the treatment plant; Measurement of dissolved methane and nitrous oxide in wastewater; Process computer modelling and identifying key influences on emissions

Optimisation of existing wastewater treatment processes
For example: Process covers, emission capture and treatment; Real-time control system for process optimisation to minimise emissions; Alternative process configurations; Side-stream nutrient removal that result in emission

Wastewater treatment processes of the future
For example: Decoupling nitrogen removal from aerobic processes; Algae processes; Decentralised treatment; Anaerobic processes


Evaluation Criteria

  • Being conceptually and technically sound
  • The solution’s effectiveness
  • The relevance and ease of integration into the existing wastewater treatment plants
  • Any added value
  • Financial viability
  • Track record and key personnel experience

This competition opens on 22 October 2018. The deadline for submissions is at 5pm on 3 December 2018. Three briefing sessions for interested entrants will be held on 30 October 2018 1 November 2018.

For more information go to: www.melbournewater.com.au/innovation-competition

How to join the competition

Register your early interest in participating in the contest and be advised of key dates by emailing: innovationcontest@melbournewater.com.au

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IE Expo 2019 – Shanghai, China – April 15-17th, 2019

IE Expo 2019 has received Trade Fair Certification.  Through Certification, the U.S. Commercial Service of the Department of Commerce will collaborate with the show organizer to put together a U.S. Pavilion at the expo and endorse the event as an excellent opportunity to showcase U.S. products and services.

As one of Asia's leading environmental shows, IE expo China 2019 will focus on these high potential markets in environmental area:

  • Water and Sewage Treatment
  • Waste Management
  • Site Remediation
  • Air Pollution Control and Air Purification

More informationhttp://www.ie-expo.com/home
Contacts:
 Shiqiao.Chen@trade.gov and Pamela.Kirkland@trade.gov


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