It’s been a week meeting more of our clean, green — and sensationally clever companies. These are the ones that are leveraging off our branding and developing clean, green products with some smart technologies and creativity — ‘clever’ stuff. They’re high value, highly skilled and good for the environment. See the Listener’s good cover on Philip Mills this week.
LanzaTech the other day: it has found a way to convert the waste from steel mill smoke stacks into fuel. It’s all to do with a bacteria found in rabbit shit apparently. What was it we said about NZers being
able to think outside the box?
The world’s biggest steel maker – by far – the Chinese, are hugely interested of course and have also invested in the company. If it goes to plan it will match the revenue of our wine industry in the next few years.
Lots of great ideas, some are havin difficulty getting them to market.
As Trevor mentioned in his Alicetown blog on 1 September there’s a number of us very excited by what’s out there and how to develop some creative policies around how we back them better.