Environmental Technologies Global Team September 2021 Newsletter

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September Updates for U.S. Exporters

Dear Exporters:

We hope everyone had a wonderful summer.  As we head into the busy fall season, we have a number of exciting events and opportunities to share with you this month.  We are featuring our U.S. Environmental Technologies Virtual Mexico Summit on October 25, which is now open for U.S. participants, as well as our September 22-23 Winning the Race to Zero: Journey to COP26 virtual event. Details on many other upcoming events are included below, as are some recent trade leads seeking U.S. technologies, and a request for public comment on the development of a U.S. Clean Technologies Export Competitiveness Strategy.   If you would like to connect with your local Trade Specialist to assist with any of these or other opportunities, please visit our Contact Us page online or email Ryan.Russell@trade.gov.

Featured Events

U.S. Environmental Technologies Virtual Mexico Summit

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U.S. Environmental Technologies Virtual Mexico Summit

October 25-29, 2021

Join us at the Environmental Technologies Virtual Summit in Mexico to learn about developments, trends, and opportunities in the environmental technologies sector in Mexico. Schedule virtual meetings with other participants, including U.S. Government officials, Mexican Government officials, International Buyers, and U.S. exporters. 

Where: Virtual

Cost:  $225 for representatives of U.S. exporters, service providers, and associations.  A link for payment will be sent separately following application approval.

Register: https://mexicosummit.itamatch.com/

Event Agenda

Monday, October 25, 2021 (All times are in Central Time)

9:30 a.m. - Opening remarks

10:15 a.m. - Panel 1: Opportunities in Mexico’s Water and Wastewater Industries

11:45 a.m. - Panel 2: Opportunities for Solid Waste Management and Recycling Technologies

1:15 p.m. - Break

1:30 p.m. - Panel 3: Environmental and Water Opportunities at Mexico’s Borders

3:00 p.m. - Guest Speaker - USG Support for Environmental Projects in Mexico

3:30 p.m. - Close

Tuesday, October 26 - Friday, October 29, 2021

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CST - Virtual One-on-One Meetings

U.S. Exporters can request 1-on-1 virtual meetings with pre-screened overseas distributors, buyers and multipliers recruited by our U.S. Embassy colleagues in Mexico City. U.S. Exporters can also request 1-on-1 meetings with U.S. and Mexican Government Industry Experts to gain insights into market developments in the industry and receive actionable market intelligence in real-time. Invited overseas distributors, buyers and multipliers can request 1-on-1 virtual meetings with U.S. manufacturers, service providers and associations to learn about U.S. environmental technology solutions. 

Questions: Please contact Elizabeth.Laxague@trade.gov or Ryan.Russell@trade.gov

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Winning the Race to Zero: Journey to COP26

As the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) approaches, connect in real time with business and government leaders from the United States, United Kingdom and other European countries who are driving innovative, tech-centric, real-world solutions to tackle the climate crisis. This multi-track virtual/live-stream event will provide U.S. companies with direct connections to business and government leaders who are driving solutions to address climate change.

In addition to a unique concierge-facilitated virtual networking experience, panel discussions will feature thought-leaders from the following industry segments: design and construction; environmental technologies; energy; ICT; smart mobility; and green finance. 

DATES: September 22-23, 2021 in London, UK and via Livestream 

CONTACT:  Erin Butler, Shannon Fraser, or Kristina Schaferova

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HIGHLIGHT - Your Success is Our Success !!

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We are excited to share examples of how we work with companies to help them prepare to enter or navigate a new market. This month we highlight ECOBiotix from Maryland.  

ECOBiotix produces a customized blend of bio-surfactants, microbes and enzymes to enhance the efficiency of wastewater treatment plants by mitigating carcinogens and hazardous materials. The company wanted to start exporting and contacted the U.S. Commercial Service (CS) Baltimore office for help.

CS Baltimore encouraged the firm to participate in its ExporTech, a nationally recognized 3-month program designed to help U.S. companies develop and launch an export plan, and guided ECOBiotix through the export process. As part of their participation, ECOBiotix learned about export opportunities in Africa and then pursued and secured a partner in Guinea. They then negotiated their very first international sale worth $51,000.

“Thank you so much for your continuous support and guidance, we could not have done this without your help. It is invaluable to know that such resources are available to a small business like mine.” – Tyrone Duggins, CEO, ECOBiotix LLC

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Upcoming Events and Announcements

CanArctic Conference Sept 2021

CanArctic Conference and Procurement Outlook - September 15-29, 2021

CanArctic was developed to inform U.S. businesses of export opportunities in the mining, defense, telecommunication, infrastructure, and clean technology sectors, for use in the Arctic regions of Canada. U.S. companies will participate in presentations delivered by Federal and Provincial government speakers, Indigenous associations and corporations, and private industry representatives.

 September 15, 2021 - Mining Outlook Quebec (Nunavik)
 September 29, 2021 - Clean Tech and Infrastructure Outlook

Contact: Luz Betancur

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Request for Comments - Clean Tech

Your Input Is Requested - U.S. Clean Technologies Export Competitiveness Strategy

Recognizing the vital importance of clean technologies in tackling the global climate crisis and spurring U.S. innovation and creating well-paying jobs, the Department of Commerce (DOC), in partnership with the Office of the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate (SPEC), has made it a top priority to encourage growth and ensure U.S. innovation and competitiveness in clean technologies sectors. To support this, the International Trade Administration (ITA) is requesting public comments on clean technologies export competitiveness.

Your input will inform the Department’s effort to develop a “U.S. Clean Technologies Export Competitiveness Strategy”, which intends to identify key issues influencing the deployment of these goods and services, highlight potential opportunities and challenges, and identify possible actions for the DOC and federal government to take in order to foster U.S. export competitiveness in clean technologies sectors. If you are a stakeholder in the U.S. clean technologies industry, we would value your feedback on this important initiative and invite you to submit a public comment.

For background on the strategy, instructions on providing your comment, and a list of questions you may choose to respond to, please see the Federal Register Notice. To submit a comment, please visit www.regulations.gov Docket ITA-2021-0005. The public comment process is open until October 1.

Contact: cleantech@trade.gov.

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Deep Dive Brazil

Brazil Marketplace Deep Dive - Go Global with the U.S. Commercial Service & Amazon

Learn how to “Go Global” using the Amazon Global Seller platform. The focus of this workshop will be on the e-Commerce opportunity in Brazil and how Amazon and the U.S. Commercial Service can set you up for success in this unique market.  You’ll learn about building international listings, Shipping and Logistics solutions, federal government grant funds to support E-commerce related activities, and more.

DATE: October 7, 2021
TIME: 7:00 AM ET; 10:00 AM PT 
Cost: None

Contacts: Thomas Meade

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The U.S. Commercial Service is working with the show organizer to support U.S. exhibitors at WEFTEC, recognized as the largest annual water and wastewater exhibition and conference in the world.  The event will take place in Chicago, IL from October 16-20, 2021.  For details on the show and for registration, please visit: www.weftec.org. For information on the U.S. Commercial Service support for the show, please contact Bailey.Rowell@trade.gov.  

Cairo Water Week

Cairo Water Week

“Water, Population and Global Change: Challenges and Opportunities”

This year the focus will be on the impact of overpopulation on the management of transboundary rivers and climate change. Five related sub-themes will be addressed through plenary and technical sessions that will be organized by reputed international and regional organizations.

DATES: October 24-28, 2021
CONTACT: Khaled Elzoughbi

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Trade Winds Mid East & Africa

Discover Business Opportunities in the Middle East & North Africa
March 6 - 8, 2022

Registration is now open!! Join us in Dubai, UAE for the largest U.S. government-led trade mission and business development forum, being held during the World’s Fair. Organized by the U.S. Commercial Service, Trade Winds will feature meetings with U.S. commercial diplomats from over 20 countries in the Middle East, North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, exciting conference programming and plenty of networking.

Qualified U.S. businesses may customize their experience with optional business-to-business matchmaking meetings with pre-screened buyers, agents, distributors or joint-venture partners in the UAE as well as Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Kuwait, Morocco and Qatar.

Sponsorship opportunities also available.

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Trade Leads and Tenders

Location: Brazil 
A Brazilian financial institution is seeking U.S. solid waste processing equipment on behalf of a client. The list of equipment requested:
- 03 (three) units of an Fertilizer Granulator Organic Waste Shredding Machine, with capacity to process 5 to 50 tons/hour.
- 01 unit of a Waste Sorting Machine to separate plastic bottles from metal residues and other materials. Production capacity of 5 to 60 tons/hour.
- 01 unit of a Medical Waste Incinerator with a processing capacity of 99%.
- 01 unit of a Solid Waste Incinerator with processing capacity of 99%.
- 01 Waste-to-Energy System with gas output of 1500 cubic meters per hour. Material feeding consumption: 750kg per hour. Voltage: 380-420V, 50-60Hz (tailored). Energy production: 500KW-1MW. Caloric gas value: 1000-1200kcal / cubic meter. Gasification efficiency: >75%. Output: 380V.
Note: the bank will purchase the equipment in the United States
Contact: Thales Demarchi

Location: Egypt
The Sovereign Fund of Egypt (SFE) is seeking private-sector partners to build and run 17 new desalination plants at an aggregate cost of about USD 2.5 bn. Plants will produce a combined 2.8 mn cubic meters of water per day by 2025 — part of a plan to add capacity of 6.4 mn cubic meters a day by 2050.
EBRD and the IFC will give technical support and advise on the bidding. 
Contact: Khaled Elzoughbi

Location: Egypt

Company is seeking U.S. Design, Supply, Installation and Startup of a mechanical line for municipal solid waste sorting, recycling and compost treatment. For technical specifications, please reach out.
Contact: Khaled Elzoughbi

Location: Israel
Ralco Group is developing the first Waste-to-Fuel facility in Israel, that will convert post sorted Municipal Solid Waste into clean fuels (hydrogen, clean diesel, SAF, etc.) employing clean gasification technology. The project is at advanced development stage, having obtained relevant government approvals, secured the project site, and signed preliminary feedstock and off-taker agreements. Seeking: (1) U.S. gasifier technology providers / GTL / Fisher Tropsch providers, preferably with SAF expertise; (2) U.S. Design, Engineering, or EPC companies with Waste-to-Fuel experience.
Deadline: November 2021
Contact: Naama Altman

Resources and Export Links

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Exporting Basics Videos

STEP Funds (Grant available to U.S. SMEs looking to Export Internationally) via Small Business Administration

Environmental Technologies Top Markets Report

Country Commercial Guides cover 125 international markets by the U.S. Commercial Service

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