Newfoundland and Labrador businesses impressing at international green economy conference


Premier Dwight Ball with members of the Newfoundland and Labrador delegation to GLOBE 2016

For Immediate Release
March 4, 2016

VANCOUVER, BC – Three environmental sector firms from Newfoundland and Labrador are showcasing their products and services at the GLOBE 2016 international green economy conference in Vancouver, BC from March 2-4.

EnviroBlu Solutions, Oil Filtration Solutions Ltd., and SubC Imaging are among six Atlantic Canadian businesses taking part in a trade mission led by the Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA).

“The GLOBE conference is one of the largest green economy exhibitions of its kind in the world,” says Ted Lomond, Executive Director of NEIA. “It is an opportunity for our firms to find customers, but it is also an opportunity to find partners, learn about market trends, and benchmark against competitors.”

The GLOBE Series conference takes place every two years and hosts participants from more than 3,000 organizations and over 50 countries. The event brings industry and thought leaders together to discuss current trends and to showcase innovative technology solutions for the world’s most challenging environmental problems. Lomond notes that the importance of the 2016 conference was highlighted by the participation of the Prime Minister, federal ministers, and a meeting of the Premiers.

“Every two years, over 10,000 participants from all over the world gather in Vancouver, generating over $400 million in new environmental business,” says Lomond. “This represents a significant opportunity for Newfoundland and Labrador firms.”

The mission is being supported by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) and the Department of Business, Trade, Culture, and Rural Development. As part of the mission, participating firms have a dedicated company-branded space housed in a 400-square foot Atlantic Canadian pavilion. Along with the exhibition space, each firm is benefitting from the services of a professional matchmaking consultant who has tailored a targeted firm-specific strategy of meetings and events.

“The growth of Newfoundland and Labrador’s environmental sector is an important contributor to the diversification of our province’s economy,” says Lomond. “The products and services developed here that address the environmental challenges faced by our industries and posed by our geography can be exported on a global scale.”

Lomond says the partnership between ACOA, the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, and industry in pursuing sector development is essential. “Providing firms with the support they require to grow is critical to diversifying the Newfoundland and Labrador economy. Participation in world-class events such as Globe is important.”

NEIA is a not-for-profit association of businesses that promotes the growth and development of the environmental industry and the green economy in Newfoundland and Labrador. NEIA has over 200 members.

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BACKGROUNDER

EnviroBlu Solutions
EnviroBlu Solutions produces a Multi Purpose Cleaner Degreaser. It is a water based, biodegradable, phosphate free, non toxic, non corrosive, non caustic and non flammable industrial cleaner degreaser. There are a number of products on the market which claim to be “green”or eco friendly but EnviroBlu Multipurpose Industrial Cleaner Degreaser remains unmatched in the industry in MSDS strength, safe properties, functionality and government stock approval. This product is so stable that no extreme safety measures need to be taken. EnviroBlu delivers a healthy and quality pre-emptive solution to your maintenance needs. At diluted strengths, EnviroBlu is also appropriate for many household cleaning activities.
http://www.enviroblusolutions.com

Oil Filtration Solutions Inc.
Oil Filtration Solutions Ltd. is a Canadian incorporated company, with operations based in Conception Bay South, in the province of Newfoundland & Labrador, just minutes from the provincial capital of St. John’s. Oil Filtration Solutions Ltd. (OFS) is the Master Distributor of Generation 2 Filtration™ 1 micron oil ‘by-pass’ systems for Atlantic Canada, Iceland, Greenland & Scandinavia. By filtering oil down to 1 micron, with the added ability of removing water at 99.97% from oil, our line of by-pass filters significantly reduces mechanical wear, while prolonging the life of oil with operational safety. With the installation of our filter systems, customers are able to prolong their diesel engine oil up to a factor of 5.
http://www.oilfiltrationsolutions.com

SubC Imaging
Over the past few years, SubC Imaging has been successful in its mission to establish itself as a leading provider of revolutionary and reliable underwater imaging solutions. Located in Clarenville, NL, the company has effectively attracted a diverse range of clients from around the world and has been growing its reputation for delivering the high-quality, cutting-edge technology that customers require. The current product portfolio includes an extensive line of camera options with a variety of features to satisfy client requirements, as well as support equipment such as LED lights, reference lasers, and batteries. Also available are topside recording solutions that allow clients to add graphic overlays, time/date stamps, serial, and text to their videos.
http://www.subcimaging.com

Media Contact
Kieran Hanley
kieran@neia.org
709.693.6834

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