Advancing the Use of Biogas and Solar Power at Brazilian Landfills
USTDA grant fosters opportunities for U.S. companies to introduce new technology solutions
USTDA links U.S. businesses to export opportunities by funding project planning activities, pilot projects, and reverse trade missions while creating sustainable infrastructure and economic growth in partner countries.
August 2015 Newsletter
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Commercial Service Philippines Completes Renewable Fuels Association Trade Mission The objective of the mission was for U.S companies to gain a deeper understanding of the ethanol market and business potential in the Philippines. The U.S. Embassy Commerce, Economic and Agriculture officers and local government agencies provided in-depth presentations on the renewable fuel environment, rules and regulations, and business opportunities. As part of the trade mission, the Commercial Service Manila office arranged more than 50 B2B meetings between the U.S. delegates and local Philippine companies to discuss industry trends and potential opportunities for partnership. [July 2015]
USTDA Supports Minigrid Solar Power Project In Tanzania The U.S. Trade and Development Agency provided a grant to Rex Energy, one of Tanzania’s largest renewable energy solutions providers, for a minigrid project in the Lake Victoria Islands, where only one percent of the population has access to electricity. The grant supports the development of a full-scale business model and financing plan necessary to implement a hybrid solar photovoltaic minigrid with a cumulative capacity of 2 megawatts. A U.S. company was selected to carry out the feasibility study and pilot project. [July 2015]
Arctic Energy Summit September 28-30, 2015, Fairbanks, Alaska - Sponsored in part by the U.S. Department of State, this is a multi-disciplinary event expected to draw several hundred industry officials, scientists, academics, policy makers, energy professionals and community leaders together to collaborate and share leading approaches on Arctic energy issues.
Green Technologies Suppliers Meetings Seattle, WA, Nov. 17-19, 2015: An international business-to-business forum for suppliers and users of clean technologies. Supported by the U.S. Commercial Service.
European Utility Week Vienna, Austria, Nov. 3-5, 2015: Contact Claudia Colombo (Claudia.Colombo@trade.gov) for more information on how to participate.
Virginia/DC District Export Council Trade Mission to the Canary Islands and Africagua Nov. 16-20, 2015, Spain - The purpose of this Department of Commerce certified trade mission is to help U.S. firms in the energy, environmental technologies, industrial equipment and supplies, infrastructure and logistics sectors find partners from the Canary Islands and other regions of Spain to sell products and services in West Africa and to learn about the advantages of setting up an operation in the Canary Islands to pursue opportunities in West Africa. Application deadline: September 30
USA Pavilion at La Galerie Paris, France, December 2-9, 2015: Exhibition of low carbon solutions during the COP21 United Nations Climate Change Conference.
Smart Cities Infrastructure Trade Mission: India February 8-12, 2016, New Delhi, Mumbai, and Chennai - Join an Executive-led Business Development Mission to India. The Government of India has consistently expressed its commitment to support cities and regions undertaking coordinated smart city planning efforts and specific smart city projects. Energy infrastructure and efficiency have been major areas of focus. The application deadline is November 10, 2015.
Peru Market Intelligence Brief This Market Intelligence Brief by the International Trade Administration provides an analysis of Peru’s energy market, with a focus on opportunities for U.S. renewable energy and smart grid exporters. It includes an overview of the electricity sector, a discussion of market dynamics, and a description of opportunities for each subsector. [Aug 2014]
Brazil Biofuels Report This USDA report provides detailed statistics and forecasts regarding production, imports, and exports for ethanol and biodiesel in Brazil, a key trade partner for the United States. [July 2014]
Canada Market Intelligence Brief This Market Intelligence Brief by the International Trade Administration provides an analysis of Canada’s energy market, with a focus on opportunities for U.S. renewable energy and smart grid exporters. It includes an overview of the electricity sector, a discussion of market dynamics, and a description of opportunities for each subsector. [April 2014]