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Southampton-based energy firm fights climate change in Brazil
IT IS an innovative green energy company renowned for their pioneering environmental technology.
Now leaders of Southampton-based firm SEaB Energy are spreading their expertise overseas as part of the fight against climate change in one of the world’s fastest growing countries.
The company is one of 17 British firms awarded places on the Clean and Cool Mission to Brazil on Wednesday, October 30, a week-long delegation aimed at tackling global warming and improving energy efficiency in the South American country.
The companies will offer their expertise to help slash pollution and traffic congestion in towns and cities and combating deforestation and providing clean, safe water to remote rural regions.
The event also aims to foster partnerships between British companies and Brazilian government agencies, businesses and investors.
It is being spearheaded by the Technology Strategy Board, the Long Run Venture and UK Trade and Investment.
SEaB Energy develops systems for people to convert organic waste into electricity and heat.
The technology is aimed at hotels and restaurants and the plans are self-contained, fully automated and housed in transportable containers, enabling low-cost delivery and rapid installation.
Universities and science minister David Willetts congratulated SEaB and the other 16 members and said: “The Brazilians are very keen to look at the new technologies coming from Britain, to work with us, to buy our products and our businesses are ready for Brazil.
“I am confident that this will be yet another highly successful mission that underlines our credentials as a nation of entrepreneurs.”
David Bott, director of innovation programmes at the Technology Strategy Board, said: “Brazil is the fifth largest market in the world with a broad and sophisticated industrial base.
“This week-long event will open up the Brazilian market to the Mission businesses, boost Britain’s growing clean technology sector and drive inward investment to the UK.”
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