Sustainable Innovation Expo 2012
February 20-22, 2012
Opening Cocktail Reception - Monday February 20, 6.00pm
Upper Concourse Main Lobby
For the third time, UNEP and Climate Action are showcasing a 'Sustainable Innovation Expo' at the 12th
Special Session of the Governing Council / Global Ministerial Environment Forum. The Sustainable Innovation
Expo will exclusively showcase innovative technologies (either currently in use or in development stages)
from private sector organisations that can assist government's infrastructures and economies.
Technologies include: improving the productivity of agriculture whilst reducing environmental
impact, portable desalination technology and sustainable energy solutions.
We look forward to welcoming you at the Expo. For more information click
Exhibiting organisations include:
Agrinos is a multi-national, Norwegian-headquartered green technology company improving the productivity
and decreasing the environmental impact of modern commercial agriculture.
Agrinos' line of High Yield Technology™ ("HYT") products help farmers to practice profitable,
high yield sustainable agriculture by providing increased crop productivity, improved efficiency of
conventional fertilizer use and decreased environmental footprint.
Certified organic and based on Agrinos' proprietary technology, the HYT™ products provide these
benefits by strengthening the soil-based microbial ecosystem, stimulating crop development
at key points in the growth cycle and boosting natural plant resistance to pathogens and threats.
AEG Power Solutions
AEG Power Solutions Group is a global provider of power electronic systems and solutions for all
industrial power supplies and offers one of the most comprehensive product and service portfolios
for power conversion and power controlling.
The two complementary operating business segments Renewable Energy Solutions (RES) and Energy
Efficiency Solutions (EES) are serving customers worldwide. The RES product and service portfolio
consists of systems and solutions for solar power plants like solar inverter, monitoring and control
systems as well as power controller. The EES product and service portfolio includes high performance
uninterruptable power supplies, industrial power controller and DC-converter.
Thanks to its distinctive expertise, bridging both AC and DC power technologies and spanning
the worlds of both conventional and renewable energy, the company creates
innovative solutions for smart grids.
BearingPoint is an independent management and technology consultancy. Owned and operated by its
Partners throughout Europe, BearingPoint provides its clients with the best possible value in terms
of tangible, measurable results by leveraging business and technology expertise. The company
currently employs 3,200 people in 15 countries and serves commercial, financial and public services clients.
BearingPoint offers its clients a seamless cross-border approach, strong focus on results,
an entrepreneurial culture, profound industry and functional knowledge, as well as solutions
customised to clients’ specific needs. The firm ranks high in client satisfaction, has
long-standing relationships with reputable organisations and is seen as a trusted adviser.
BearingPoint has European roots, but operates with a global reach.
IDE Technologies Ltd
IDE Technologies Ltd. is a pioneer and world leader in water technologies with more than 45
years of know-how and experience. The company specializes in the development, engineering,
production and operation of advanced desalination as well as innovative industrial solutions.
IDE delivers end-to-end project solutions for its customers throughout the world. Leveraging
superior thermal and membrane technologies, IDE specializes in the delivery and operation of
various desalination and water treatment solutions and economic green water treatment
solutions for industry and municipalities - especially in the areas of industrial stream
concentration/purification and wastewater treatment.
Kaneka is renowned as a leading company in the field of thin film solar module manufacturing.
Our solar panels can be used in a variety of lighting and temperature conditions and have been
successfully installed in many countries. Our customers are confident in our products and our
reliability. Customer satisfaction is our top priority. Kaneka's solar products can be used
for many different projects in locations around the world.
Photon Energy provides full and comprehensive solar power solutions worldwide.
Photon Energy develops and builds turnkey greenfield and rooftop photovoltaic solar power
plants, supplies a full range of technology, ensures project financing and insurance and
provides monitoring and service works to make your investment in PV projects a success.
With offices in Berlin, Milan, Sydney, Prague and Bratislava, Photon Energy has solid
expertise on international arena acting as an EPC contractor, technology provider,
investor and operation and maintenance provider.
LORENTZ is a market leader in solar powered water pumping solutions. Founded in Germany during
1993 LORENTZ has pioneered, innovated and excelled in the engineering and manufacturing of solar
powered water pumping. Over 75,000 LORENTZ systems use the power of the sun to pump water
and sustain life in 120 countries.
RISO™ is a world leader in digital printing, providing high-speed and high-volume energy
efficient solutions that fulfil user needs across the globe. Our products are designed and
developed to reduce total environmental burden by considering the influence of the respective
product life stages. As a result, RISO™ has become synonymous with environmental
awareness & energy saving, and our print solutions consistently perform faster, leaner,
tougher and greener than other products on the market. RISO™ is the first company to
provide solar powered solutions for completely off-the-grid printing.
RVE.SOL is a social-entrepreneurship targeting community level renewable energy and potable water
services at a market characterised by a demographic that has a strong desire to purchase alternative
energy and water services. Ours is an innovative, holistic approach to fighting rural poverty,
crafted by a team with a proven business track record, setting out to build a sustainable,
profitable social business that makes measurable social-economic impact and changes rural life forever.
The problem: Lack of access to safe energy and water perpetuates rural poverty. Millions of
people globally die due to lack of access to alternatives. This causes a perpetual cycle
of early death in rural communities.
The Solution: "KUDURA" is a Swahili word, loosely meaning "the power to change".
It is also the name we chose for our rural energy and water solution. To reliably provide
these services, KUDURA relies on world leading technology in the form of a number of discrete
but integrated sub-systems: a Solar Photovoltaic plant, a Biogas and organic fertiliser plant,
a Water Purification plant and a Central Monitoring system for remote oversight. The system i
s a scaleable, self contained, integrated and completely stand-alone rural energy solution.
Typical installations require less than 24 hours until “switch-on”. As inputs, raw water,
solar energy and animal manure are converted to potable water, electricity, biogas and
organic fertiliser. These are distributed from installation site within the community
to meet consumer demand on a "pre-pay-for-service" basis.
Solar Nexus International
Solar Nexus International is a U.S.-based manufacturer and distributor of pre-integrated,
off-grid solar electric systems for communities, institutions, businesses and NGOs in the
rural developing world. From pico-scale lights, solar home systems and institutional-scale
systems for lighting and ICT, to high-power industrial and mini-grid hybrid power systems,
Solar Nexus delivers whole systems of the highest quality. Standardized designs and system
pre-integration in the United States ensures that our products are easy to install and
maintain in remote, off-grid settings. Solar Nexus International’s latest project in
East Africa helped UK-based NGO SolarAid install more than one hundred 400-Watt Solar
Nexus Systems for rural public schools in Tanzania and Kenya.
SOVELLO is one of the world’s largest integrated manufacturers of solar wafers, solar cells and solar modules.
SOVELLO’s vision is to become the leading sustainable company in the
global industry for photovoltaic technology and renewable
energies. When producing STRING RIBBONTM wafers in its
factories SOVELLO uses up to 50 % less silicon and
consumes up to 50 % less energy compared to traditional
silicon based technologies. Our SOVELLO Pure Power solar
modules achieve the best carbon footprint compared to
similar products of other manufacturers. The SOVELLO
products are manufactured exclusively in Germany in one
of the most advanced solar factories in the world in
accordance with the highest quality and environmental
standards. In 2010, the company has widened its focus to
gain access to a number of promising international
markets. Sovello will expand its production capacity at
the site in Germany from 180-megawatt peak (MWp) to 250
MWp until 2013.
Talesun Solar Germany Gmbh
Talesun is the new international manufacturer of solar cells and modules, with premium-level
quality linked to an excellent price-performance ratio. We strive for excellent service, as
this is the only thing that guarantees a successful and long-term cooperation with our partners.
We can be reached at our locations in Munich, San Jose and Shanghai. The photovoltaic solar
cells and modules are manufactured in China in the world’s largest, fully-automated production
plant using state of the art technology. The plant has benefitted from a
$735 million investment and, in 2013, will have a 200,000m2 production area with a 3GW capacity
Wonderbag is a heat retention/insulation cooker in which people can cook anything from stews or
curries to rice and soups. Wonderbag's clever insulating properties allow food that has been brought
to the boil to finish cooking while in the bag without the use of additional energy.
The Wonderbag will be one of South Africa's first Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects
being registered by the UNFCCC. It is a simple solution that is focused on developing countries
with high poverty and a shortage of fuel supplies.
150,000 Wonderbags are already being used in homes across South Africa. Our mission is to
place 100 million Wonderbags in African homes by 2016, which would save
50 million carbon tonnes every year.
Suntech Power Holdings Co.
Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP) produces industry-leading solar products for
residential, commercial, industrial, and utility applications. With regional headquarters in
China, Switzerland, and the United States, and gigawatt-scale manufacturing worldwide, Suntech
has delivered more than 15,000,000 photovoltaic panels to over a thousand customers in more
than 80 countries. Suntech's pioneering R&D creates customer-centric innovations that are
driving solar to grid parity against fossil fuels. Suntech's mission is to provide
everyone with reliable access to nature's cleanest and most abundant energy source.
From their original base in a workshop in Nairobi's Kibera slum, Craftskills have expanded
to employ over 70 staff making wind turbines for clients in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda,
Cameroon and Nigeria.
Craftskills take scrap motors from industrial appliances (such as conveyor belts and
escalators) and convert them into generators. They use reclaimed magnets and
manufacture aluminium or fibreglass blades to their own specification. They
also manufacture the towers, supports, inverters and battery backup network to
make the system complete. The wind turbines produce between 150 Watts and 12 Kilowatts.
They are all Low RPM machines, doing a maximum of 200 RPM. Their products are
designed to be cost-effective and environmentally sensitive.
They are particularly designed with the needs of African communities in mind.