Tips from the best at Cleantech Trade Exhibition
  • Tuesday 21 April 2015

Calling all cleantech businesses - your keys to future success will be revealed at the Cleantech Connect Showcase and Trade Exhibition at Maroochy RSL Club on Thursday, May 14. Businesses are invited to attend the Cleantech Connect 2015 – “Connect the Dots to improve your bottom line through Clean Technology Solutions”. Economic Development Portfolio Councillor Steve Robinson said any businesses seeking to reduce costs in an environmentally responsible manner, or add to their green credentials, are recommended to attend and make new connections with potential partners and suppliers.

"Implementing cleantech solutions can contribute positively to every business's bottom line," Cr Robinson said.

"Cleantech Connect is an excellent way to see the solutions on offer and how other businesses have implemented them.

“There will be seven plenary sessions at the exhibition delivered by guest presenters on issues like energy retro-fitting, recyclable water, innovations in waste management and support that’s available from the Australian Government.

“Three case studies will also be presented on sustainability, Latronics building and the potential for small-scale biomass energy systems on the Sunshine Coast.”

Managing Director and Principal Environmental Advisor for Palmwoods-based IMEMS Environmental Paul Anderson said his plenary session about waste management innovation aimed to help more local businesses achieve success in the cleantech industry.

“From 2012 to late 2014, IMEMS was commissioned by South Burnett Regional Council to investigate and remediate land contamination on the former Kingaroy Shire Council Pound St works depot,” he said.

“This was a sizeable project that included contaminated land investigation, remediation and validation works on a 2.3 ha site that included arsenic contamination from a former cattle dip dating back to 1917 as well as petrol/diesel fuel, bitumen and waste oil storage and various machinery workshops.

"This site was remediated to a standard suitable for any future use.

“Since 2009, IMEMS has worked with MSFSugar on the former Babinda and Mourilyan sugar mill sites in Far North Queensland, south of Cairns.

"IMEMS’ input to these projects has progressed through pre-purchase environmental due diligence to assistance with demolition tendering and demolition works environmental management.

"In parallel with demolition works, IMEMS have undertaken land contamination investigation and remediation works on these sites, with completion planned for later this year.”

For more information about  the Cleantech Connect Showcase and Trade Exhibition, call 0412 250 560 or email