Opportunities in Waste Management and Biomass

Dutch companies are to visit Costa Rica in order to provide waste management solutions.

Friday, June 1, 2012

A statement from the Chamber of Industry reads:

The need to ensure the sustainability of industries, requires finding alternatives for waste management and its use as an energy source so as to enhance the competitiveness of the sector.

In order to present some waste management and biomass solutions in the Netherlands, the business mission will arrive, organized by the Chamber of Industries of Costa Rica (ICRC) and the Dutch company MétaSus, with the support of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

On the 4 and 5 June this year, Costa Rican businessmen will meet with representatives from six companies from the Kingdom of the Netherlands, who will come to show their experience, skills and abilities in the management of waste and biomass for the Costa Rican and Central American production sectors.

Guillermo Velasquez, Director of Development at the Institute for Business Excellence at the Chamber of Industries of Costa Rica, says that "the mission will provide a space for domestic enterprises to establish strategic relationships with suppliers of solutions in waste and biomass management so that we can implement solutions in Costa Rica and Central America to promote the competitiveness and sustainability of the industry."

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