“Develop sustainable business practices that cause no unnecessary harm and inspire companies to implement solutions to the environmental crisis.”
Neomer is a member of an international business network that has taken on the task of Sustainable Business Development.
For us this involves the development and implementation of concepts and solutions that enable economical as well as ecological development of companies and their value supply chains: specifically to reduce the burden on the environment and reduce the consumption of resources.
A specialty of Neomer is Integrated Resource Management. The focus of this specialty area is managing waste as part of a sustainable system with the ultimate goal of cradle to cradle and zero waste.
Solutions focus on disruptive innovative technologies, which enable often completely new possibilities in the field of resource management (resource-cycles), renewable energies (solar/wind) and their utilization, storage and distribution. In addition, we develop concepts for footprint optimization/CO2 reduction.
Depending on the project and project design, we work as a think tank, incubator, strategic partner and/or founder to open up new markets and/or accelerate projects that have stalled or are progressing slowly. As part of a strategic network with the joint goal of reducing the carbon footprint, Neomer is able to engage in a vast range of projects ranging from but not limited to Cross-Atlantic Innovations/Tech-Transfer, Maximizing Recycling Capabilities, Identifying/Mapping and Implementing CO2 Reductions, CO2 Reduction Certificates, Renewable Energy Systems, Alternative Fuel Production, Green Coal, Sustainable Resource Management, Energy Storage to Smart Grid Systems.
HOW WE WORK
Neomer’s approach is based on the “Blue Ocean Strategy”, a business model developed at Harvard University by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne. Key is the development of new markets (blue oceans) through beneficial innovations such as technological, system and process application.
PROJECTS, DEVELOPMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Strategic Partners & Partnerships
Growing regional and global pressure on companies as well as complex international business and regulatory environmental requirements demand smart and cross-functional solutions to ensure a successful economic project performance. Neomer engages in Strategic Partnership Arrangements that are specifically catered toward the project, the product and our clients’ needs. Our partners share common economic-ecologic values, pursue sustainable objectives and add an exceptional high level of knowledge and skill. The results are well-executed product and service developments with an emphasis on sustainability.
IFEU – Institute for Energy and Environmental Research
Borderstep Institute for Innovation and Sustainability, Berlin and Los Angeles
Fraunhofer Institut ICT, Pfinztal
Öko-Institut e.V., Berlin/Freiburg
Danish waste solutions
Born und Ermel
Distributed Energy Management
Zero Landfill card to website “www.zerola.org”
Cleantech Alliance Washington
The Earth Engineering Center of Columbia University, NY and its Global WTERT Council (GWC) are among the few academic organizations dedicated to the sustainable management of used materials.
B.A.U.M e.V., Hamburg
Philipp Schmidt-Pathmann, MBA MIS
Integrated Resource Management
Dr. Helmut Schnurer
240+, EU Representative
Dr. Ronald Albrecht
Dr. Torben Kuseler
Board Member and Chief Utility Officer
Efficiency: Sweden’s recycling is so revolutionary, the country has to import rubbish from other countries to keep its recycling plants going. What lessons can we learn…
…Angus Evers says a better domestic recycling system should be a part of our strategy for leaving the EU. “The materials we currently export represent a huge drain of valuable resources going out of the UK that could be used in the UK economy to make new products and reduce our imports of raw materials. If we have aspirations to be less dependent on Europe, then we need to be more self-sufficient and recycle more,” Mr. Evers says.
See it here: http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/sweden-s-recycling-is-so-revolutionary-the-country-has-run-out-of-rubbish-a7462976.html?cmpid=facebook-post
Neomer and Partner Normandeau organize King County Waste-to-Energy, Recycling, Upcycling and Getting to Zero Waste Forum January 18th and February 28th, 2017.
Watch the Jan. 18th Forum here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xixyvko_TpI&feature=em-share_video_user
Watch the Feb. 28th Forum here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xixyvko_TpI&feature=em-share_video_user
Speaker Times Jan. 18th http://www.kingcounty.gov/~/media/Lambert/documents/WasteSymposium/SpeakerTimes.ashx?la=en
Key Takeaways Slides Jan. 18th (link to slides here)
Slides Feb. 28th (link to slides here)
• Landfilling in the US does not incorporate adequate economic nor environmental costs;
• Engaging a holistic infrastructure is vital on the road toward Zero Waste:
o We need to phase out landfilling of untreated waste
o Current landfill infrastructure hinders waste avoidance, recycling and moving towards zero waste
o Important to focus on hierarchy when dealing with waste: Avoidance, Reuse, Recycling, Recovery, Landfill only inert, pretreated (thermally) waste (phasing out landfilling of untreated waste)
o There are limits to recycling
o Majority of recyclables are exported and would be much more valuable to use in local economies/infrastructure adding local jobs, revenues and providing local resources
o We burry between $250Billion-$350Billion economic value in landfills in the US every year
o Landfills will be with us indefinitely – what is the cost to ‘indefinitely’ as the engineered landfill structure can fail tomorrow and are not sustainable?
o WTE is reliable and safe
o WTE is the economical and environmental better alternative to landfilling (even when best available technology is used)
o WTE reduces carbon footprint over landfilling significantly (1-4 tons CO2 reduction per ton of waste)
o WTE is no longer the Commodore 64 Computer of the 1980s but the Supercomputer of today: producing energy, revenues and destroying the toxic organic components contained in waste resulting in emissions that are often calculable but not detectable
o Federal, regional and local regulations are needed to promote local, industry development that can focus on waste as a resource
o Moving away from landfilling of untreated waste in the US can provide more than 500,000 jobs in the US
The Fire Rover, a Partner of Neomer, was just announced as the Waste & Recycling Industry’s “Technology of the Year” for 2016. Please contact us for more information. September 16th, 2016: SWANA Evergreen Chapter presents: Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Solid Waste’s Role and Impact. Philipp Schmidt-Pathmann presented: WTE vs Landfill GHG calculations http://neomer.com/Philipp Schmidt-Pathmann – SWANA – Spokane – 9-16-16 WTE vs Landfill GHG calculations – PSP F.pdf
The world passes 400ppm carbon dioxide threshold. Permanently!
Harvard Business Review: Companies That Don’t Manage Utilities Strategically Are Throwing Money Away by Jimmy Jia MARCH 22, 2016: One solution is to appoint a Chief Utility Officer, who can centralize decision making around utilities and rethink its role to support strategic corporate goals… Adopting a more outcome-oriented energy management approach can have a large potential impact. For the U.S., if we look at electricity, the 30% waste quoted by the EPA is equivalent to $100 billion of wasted economic activity per year with over $30 billion in the commercial sector alone. This doesn’t even include water, trash, sewage, natural gas, or other frequently consumed utilities.Full text:https://hbr.org/2016/03/companies-that-dont-manage-utilities-strategically-are-throwing-money-away
COP 21 United Nations Climate Change Conference Paris – December 2015: 195 nations unanimously agree: Global Warming is a real threat to humanity, CO2 reductions are essential in all its forms and shapes to preventing a disaster, which, considering the lack of policies and commitment is already well under way.Drastic steps are needed from all countries – developed and developing.http://unfccc.int/resource/docs/2015/cop21/eng/l09.pdf It is not binding yet so voluntary efforts are ever so more important and will show unprecedented leadership and determination.
Study by IFEU and OEKO Institutes – June 2015: Study “Climate Change Mitigation Potential of the Waste Sector” published in June 2015 (German) and July 2015 (English) clearly identifies that the US, currently still relying predominantly on landfilling, can reduce its Greenhouse Gas inventory significantly by phasing out landfilling and turning to secondary raw materials and energy from resource ‘waste’. These are not only ecologic but important economic opportunities: advancements & innovations in technology, jobs, retained revenues, more efficient resource management & less reliance on primary resources.
G7 Summit – May 2015 : At the 41st G7 Summit in Elmau, Germany, June 7-8th, all 7 countries adopted anonymously the Alliance on Resource Efficiency. On a global level, the consumption of natural resources and production of waste have increased to a greater scale than ever before. Unsustainable consumption of natural resources and concomitant environmental degradation translates into increasing business risks through higher materials costs, supply uncertainties and disruptions. Improving resource efficiency and managing materials sustainably throughout their life cycles are key prerequisites for environmental and climate protection, employment, social benefits and sustainable growth. Efficient resource management reduces the burden on the environment while strengthening the sustainability, competitiveness and growth of the economy.
Blue Ocean Strategy
W. Chan Kim, Renée Mauborgne.
Kapitalismus vs. Klima
P. Hawker, AB LH Lovins
Kosten senken durch Umweltmanagement
Prof. Dr. Gege
Wenzel, Kirig, Rauch
New Rules of Green Marketing
Jacqelyn A. Ottman
Janine M. Benyus
Ernst U. von Weizsacker
Ecology of Commerce
The Limits of Growth
Donella H. Meadows
Triple Bottom Line
Die nächste industrielle Revolution
Prof. Braungart, William Mc Donough
C2C, einfach intelligent produzieren
Confessions of a radical Industrialist
Driven By Demand
Jimmy Y. Jia & Jason Crabtree
Das Ender der Ozeane
Hans Joachim Schellnhuber
The transition from fossil fuels to renewable energies.
Produced by the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme.
Sehr eindrucksvolle Hollywood-Doku über den Klimawandel.
Sinn oder Unsinn von Mülltrennung
Beitrag vom Bayrischen Fernsehen über die Effizienz der Mülltrennung.
Kreislauf des Mülls
Bericht über eine der modernsten Müllverwertungsanlagen in Berlin Pankow.
Plastik über alles
Doku über Verwendung, Folgen und Alternativen für Plastik.
Kunststoffrecycling bei ALBA
Innovative und qualitative Kunststoff-Aufbereitung aus dem Wertstoffkreislauf. Weitere Informationen unter: www.recycled-resource.com
Cradle to Cradle
Prof. Dr. Braungart über ein Leben ohne Müll.
Stacy Flynn berichtet über die Möglichkeiten der Wiederverwertung von Textilien und den positiven Effekt auf unsere Umwelt.
The Myth of Recycling
Irene Rompa referiert über die Müllberge aus Kunststoff und Lösungswege von Recycling zu Reuse.
World without Waste
Adam Johnson sieht eine Welt ohne Abfälle.
Zero waste World
Joan Marc Simon reflektiert eine Welt ohne Müll.
Zero Waste Lifestyle
Laurent Singer berichtet über Ihr reiches Leben ohne Müll.
Lokale Speicherungstechnologie von Solar- und Windenergien aus Wildpolsried, Deutschland.
Power to Gas
Wie Speicherung Power to Gas fuktioniert (ab 10:30 min).
913 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104
Philipp Schmidt-Pathmann, MBA MIS
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