On Tuesday 12th September, Low Carbon South West hosted a roundtable for the Singapore National Environment Agency investigating the West of England’s dominance in innovation in waste processing, followed by site visits to some of the businesses undertaking groundbreaking work in the region.
West of England Combined Authority Mayor, Tim Bowles
Attendees from the Singapore National Environment Agency delegation were;
- Patrick Pang, CTO for the NEA
Lam Boon Kia, Deputy Director, Waste and Resource Management Dept
Director, Environment Technology Office
Tein Jun Gang, Manager, Waste and Resource Management Dept
Gwen Tan, Assistant Director, Industry Development & Promotion Office
Low Guan Jie, Senior Executive, Environmental Protection Policy Dept
Nicola Hewett, Senior Trade Manager, Department for International Trade, Singapore
Attendees from the West of England were;
- Tim Bowles, West of England Mayor and Jessica Johns, Senior Funding Officer, the West of England Combined Authority
Alan Bailey, Chair of Low Carbon South West and Director of Brunel Industries and Matt Tudge, GM of Low Carbon South West
Richard Swannell, Director of WRAP
Nick Stubbs, Director of REAL Technologies
Bernie Thomas, Principal Consultant for Resource Futures
Dr Dan Murray, Director, and Dr Lucie Novoveska, Chief Scientist, Industrial Phycology
Steve Greig, Managing Director of Carbon8 Aggregates
Kate Royston, Executive for SevernNet
Chris Lyons, Executive for Enterprise Europe Network, Business West
Shozey Jaffari, Market Specialist South East Asia, DfIT South West, Business West
Following brief presentations from all represented organisations, the roundtable discussed the wider implications of global policies in waste management, how organisations and governmental bodies can increase opportunities for collaborative approaches and encourage investment in new beneficial technologies and solutions. Following the roundtable and lunch, the Singapore NEA delegation visited both GENeco‘s plant and Carbon8 Aggregates site in Avonmouth.
We would like to thank all attendees, in particular WECA Mayor, Tim Bowles, and Nicola Hewett of DfIT for the opportunity.
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