European Utility Week (EUW) 2019, Why France?

Catherine Ryall - 11-nov.-2019 14:59:51
This year’s European Utility Week is taking place in Paris, following its selection as European Capital of Innovation last year by the EU. It is “an ideal location as it is not only on the doorstep of French industry, it is also easily accessible for the increasing number of power and utility companies from across Europe […]", says EUW director Paddy Young. Smart Grids in France Whether it is the production, distribution, consumption or storage of energy, Smart Grids play a key role in adapting electricity networks to energy transition. Within a global market estimated at €30 billion, the French smart grids sector represents €6 billion in turnover, half of which comes from exports (Source: Think Smartgrids 2018). France also exports more electricity than any other country in Europe after Germany (51.7 TWh from 2017-2018) (Source: RTE, 2018). There are over 150 active Smart Grids projects in France. 4 regions have launched major projects: ·                     Southern France Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur ( Flexgrid ) ·                     Brittany & Pays de la Loire ( Smile ) ·                     Northern French Hauts-de-France ( You&Grid ) A healthy ecosystem: large groups and smart start-ups In addition to the country’s several international groups in the electricity sector, such as EDF and Engie , the 2 largest electricity producers in France, the French Smart Grids industry has many talented start-ups. They operate in fields as varied as communication protocols, the prediction of photovoltaic energy production and the measurement & control of electrical consumption in buildings. Competitions dedicated to young start-ups, such as Cleantech Open France or EDF Pulse , encourage innovation. These large groups and start-ups are made up of a competitive engineering workforce that has benefited from high quality training. The country has a growing number of Smart Grid oriented degree courses at institutions such as Grenoble INP , ECAM-EPMI , CNAM and EISTI . Investment in France’s Smart Grid sector R&D receives €100 million in investment a year in France. The country comes 2 nd in Europe for financing pilot projects. •         Japanese firm, Toshiba, has co-developed the Lyon Smart Community project with the French city of Lyon. •         Californian company, Cisco, which specialises in network equipment, has invested $200 million in French start-ups, particularly in the smart grids sector. •         Itron, an American specialist in technological solutions for energy and water companies, has 7 production sites in France. Meet over 60 French exhibitors representing the expertise and sheer variety of companies in the sector The French Pavilion at the EUW & POWERGEN Europe trade shows will extend over 550 m² of exhibition space. It will be a showcase of French leaders in energy efficiency, from successful regional projects to start-ups, ETIs, SMEs, large groups. More than 60 French companies will be on & around the French Pavilion to showcase the country’s smart energy ecosystem looking to achieve a smooth transition towards a low carbon energy supply (Hall 1, at the show entrance). The business activities of a selection of the French Pavilion exhibitors at European Utility Week 2019 are explored in more detail in our press pack (available on the French Pavilion Hall 1, stand H80 or upon request). For information about the French Pavilion, please contact: Business France – Hall 1, stand H80 Sophie Issovits, Head of Electricity & Smart Grids Projects Tel: +33 (0)1 40 74 39 85   For further information about this press release, please contact: Business France UK, Catherine Ryall, Senior Press Officer Tel: +44 (0)20 7154 1239 / +44 (0)7834 167 720

Green CREATIVE showcases FLEXIDRY, a new generation of bio-waste depackaging equipment on stand C303 at UK AD & Biogas Trade show on 6-7 July 2016

Alice Faure - 06-juin-2016 13:53:12
Green CREATIVE  , a young innovative Cleantech company specialised in the design, production and marketing of new solutions for the processing and recovery of waste, launches a brand new innovation: FLEXIDRY , enabling packaging removal from organic waste, on stand C303 at AD & Biogas 2016, the UK’s only dedicated anaerobic digestion and biogas trade show  taking place in Birmingham on 6-7 July 2016. Green CREATIVE has  been shortlisted in the “Best process optimisation” at the AD & BIOGAS INDUSTRY AWARDS 2016 : “This recognition, after 5 years of R&D, confirms the global need for advanced technologies in biowaste pre-treatment, and paves the way for our company’s international development” Says Lucile Noury, Green CREATIVE’s CEO.                             Depackaging biowaste and managing contaminants The overall legislation concerning the obligation to recover biowaste in European countries is becoming increasingly stringent and depackaging is therefore a key stage in preparing biowaste for its transformation into biogas or compost. Most technologies dedicated to the separation of organic waste from packaging rely on fast grinders and screw presses that compress waste brutally and imply high water consumption. FLEXIDRY, a new food waste depackaging system A new solution - with an opposite approach - has recently been launched. In recent years, Green CREATIVE , a young French company, has focused on the issue of depackaging biowaste, with the dual challenge of meeting water consumption restrictions and the demand for a high-quality organic output. After several years of research and development and two pilot sites, Green CREATIVE launched FLEXIDRY in 2015, a new generation of depackager. This machine separates packaging from organic material without water and without grinding – preventing the substrate from being contaminated.  "Recent analyses prove the high quality of the organic sludge obtained with FLEXIDRY. The average rate of inert materials on dry matter is approximately 0.2%", says Lucile Noury, President of Green CREATIVE. With 3 depackaging lines already equipped with FLEXIDRY in France, the company Eco -Recycling SA, the most important site valuation in western Switzerland (with an annual treatment capacity of 35 000 tons of organic outputs) acquired a unit that will be delivered in July 2016  Green CREATIVE is not intending to stop there. Already Short-listed at the AD & BIOGAS INDUSTRY AWARDS 2016 in the Best process optimisation category, they want to launch their products in the English market.   Green CREATIVE previously won the Energie 2015 start-up award at the clean tech open France 2015 award. For FLEXIDRY, the company received the Biogas gold prize – January 2016 (Innovation Biogas industry awards – Biogaz Europe trade show) and The Environment & Enterprise 2015 award - Favourite of the jury in the Circular Economy category with a special mention in “climate change”. About Green CREATIVE: Green CREATIVE is a French company founded in 2010 and specializing in the design, production and marketing of innovative solutions for the processing and recovery of waste. To date, the company has developed two innovations: - R3D3, a smart connected solution, which automatically sorts and compacts cans, disposable cups and plastic bottles. R3D3’s main targets are places with strong beverage consumption (corporate and public places). - FLEXIDRY, an advanced biowaste depackaging machine, which separates organic waste from its packaging. This equipment is designed for AD sites and composting centres. All machines are manufactured in the company’s own factory.     Come and visit Green CREATIVE on stand C303 at UK AD & Biogas on 6-7 July 2016 #ukadebiogas #GreenCREATIVE For further information on Green CREATIVE, contact:      Clotilde Fonbonne +33 (0)6 66 43 60 28 | +33 (0)1 43 77 85 42  Green CREATIVE 9 bis avenue du Bouton d’Or. 94370 Sucy-en-Brie         For further information on this press release, contact: Business France UK Press Office Business France UK (The French Trade Commission) Emails: / Web:      

Meet the Buyers event at Marshall Aerospace & Defence Group

Elise Lehy - 15-déc.-2015 13:52:51
On Wednesday 25 th  November, the Business France UK Industries & Cleantech team brought a delegation of 11 French SMEs working in the aerospace and defence sectors to meet with buyers at industry giant Marshall ADG’s headquarters in Cambridge. Prior to the event, Marshall ADG  and Business France selected French suppliers matching their specific procurement requirements. Throughout the process, Marshall ADG showed a strong interest in working with French companies, which was a decisive factor in making this event such a success. The day started with presentations by Business France, the Defence Equipment Attaché from the French Embassy in London and the Head of Procurement at Marshall ADG. This was followed by a guided tour of the land and aerospace divisions. Most importantly, the afternoon was dedicated to B2B meetings with buyers. According to early feedback from French attendees and Marshall’s buyers, the event was a success and a further example of French-British collaboration in these strategic sectors. The  Business France UK Industries & Cleantech team   would like to  thank the French Embassy services in London, the Business France aerospace team i n Paris, the CAI network and regional partners, and Marshall ADG for all of their efforts in making this event possible.

What is “La French Tech”?

Fran Lambert - 26-oct.-2015 18:23:52
La French Tech refers to all the people working for or with French start-ups, in France or abroad. This includes entrepreneurs, investors, engineers, designers, developers, associations, bloggers, media, large companies and government agencies; all the players working towards growing and promoting start-ups internationally. La French Tech: a vibrant ecosystem For some years now, La French Tech has shown incredible dynamism, driven by a new generation of entrepreneurs, investors, engineers and designers, among other talented people.  La French Tech comprises medical technology (medtech), green technology (cleantech), biotechnology (biotech), finance (fintech) and industrial enterprises. To find French companies specialising in the field of new technology and innovation, click here . For more information on La French Tech, visit:  
Business France - The French Trade Commission in the UK  is the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy in the UK. It is responsible for fostering export growth by French businesses, as well as promoting and facilitating the UK’s investment in France. Business France promotes France’s companies, business image and nationwide attractiveness as an investment location, and also runs the VIE Programme in the UK. Founded on January 1, 2015 through a merger between UBIFRANCE and the Invest in France Agency, Business France has 1,500 members of staff, both in France and in 70 countries throughout the world, who work with a network of public- and private-sector partners. Business France’s main missions are: - Fostering export growth by French businesses. - Promoting and facilitating international investment in France. - Promoting France’s companies, business image and nationwide attr


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