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Back-2-Business Reception & Energy Globe 2017

25. August 2017

Once again ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA’s “Back-2-Business-Reception” provided the perfect occasion to ring in the new business season and to hand over the National Energy Globe Awards 2017 to their winners.

The Cycle Super Highways of the Greater Copenhagen Region & the vacuum waste collection system Boss Nett in Bergen are the winners of the Energy Globe Award 2017.

With more than 170 participating countries and over 1.400 project submissions annually the Energy Globe Award is among the world’s most prestigious environmental prizes. ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA Copenhagen had the pleasure of handing over the award to the two national winners of Denmark and Norway .  

This year’s winner of the National Energy Globe Award Denmark, the Cycle Super Highways , is a collaboration of 23 municipalities and the Capital Region of Denmark. The overall aim of the Cycle Super Highways in greater Copenhagen is to get more people to commute by bike over longer distances. A total of 28 routes with 467 km of cycle paths are planned, of which ten are to be built by 2018.

Austrian Commercial Counsellor Cosima Steiner and Austrian Ambassador Ernst-Peter Brezovszky presented the award to Jens Mandrup, Head of the Capital Region’s Traffic and Environmental Board and a group of representatives from the Cycle Super Highways team and the Capital Region of Denmark.

The Energy Globe Award Norway goes to the Boss Nett by Bergen-headquartered company BIR , a new vacuum waste collection system that uses air flow to transport household waste from inlets in the streets to containers placed at waste collection stations, helping to reduce i.a. greenhouse gas emissions through fewer garbage trucks in the city center. The Austrian Commercial Counsellor for Sweden and Norway, Dr. Albrecht Zimburg, handed over the Energy Globe Award to Terje Strøm, CEO, BIR Nett AS and Kolbjørn Akervold, Expert Advisor, Bergen Municipality, accompanied by a group of representatives from BIR AS, Bergen Municipality and supplier Envac AB.

ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA Copenhagen congratulates the winners on their inspiring initiatives!