Africa and the Middle East
Australia and New Zealand
Central and South America and the Caribbean
Australia is a leading producer of several key minerals.
Imports of industrial machinery are rising along with this trend.
The national strategy calls for 50% of all energy to come from clean sources by 2050.
Chile, Colombia and Argentina are leading the way.
The country is already the world's third-largest consumer of electricity, and is adding capacity under the "Power for All" initiative.
Domestic supply cannot keep up with demand, creating opportunities for Wisconsin companies.
Opportunities for Wisconsin companies to assist in the project
Because of the reserves' location in the deep sea, research and development is needed along with related equipment, goods and services.
Self-controlling machinery, sensor-aided production systems, automated data generation and cybersecurity are current areas of opportunity.
The project also includes construction of a photovoltaic power plant.
Wisconsin companies can help the European nation expand its capacity for wind, solar and other forms of renewable energy.
Mexico produces very little in the way of high-tech machine tools, automation equipment and robotics, creating an opportunity for Wisconsin companies.
The Balkan state is planning major investments in hydropower, solar and wind.
This creates opportunities for Wisconsin suppliers of innovative products or solutions for the energy sector to collaborate with UK companies involved in these initiatives and distributors that are actively seeking new technologies in this industry.
Renewable energy will play an important role in meeting these targets.
India is already the world's third-largest producer of electricity, and will need to increase production—and rely heavily on renewable energy—to achieve the goal of providing 24/7 power for all homes, factories, businesses and agricultural operations within one year.
Germany is home to more than 150 international trade fairs that attract up to 170,000 exhibitors and up to 10 million visitors annually.
Pharmaceuticals, travel and tourism, automotive parts, packaging and food processing equipment, printing and graphics, safety and security equipment, and renewable energy are the most promising industries for this growing market.
The number of projects using this technology was expected to double from 2017 to 2018, and double again by 2020.
As part of this investment, the country aims to increase the amount of clean energy it produces.
The South American nation will be investing in urban roads, education, telecommunications, water resources and more.
Sustainability and connected systems are especially in demand.
The Baltic nation plans to produce excess renewable energy so it can trade with EU member countries that are not on track to achieve the 2020 renewable energy targets.
With domestic manufacturers unable to keep up with this demand, Wisconsin companies can help supply the needed tools.
Regulatory measures are putting pressure on the industry to reduce its environmental impact while continuing to ramp up production.
The country has become dependent on imports of fossil fuels since reducing its nuclear capacity in the wake of the Fukushima disaster.
China's retaliatory tariffs will affect several important categories of Wisconsin exports.
The Middle Eastern nation has set a goal of 27 percent of its energy coming from "clean" sources by 2021.
With few domestic producers, Mexico relies on imports, and Wisconsin companies can help meet the demand.
Although European companies are already active in the market, there is still room for Wisconsin suppliers, as Latvia's economy booms and it seeks to reduce its energy dependence.
A new government report emphasizes the importance of growth in innovative, high-tech products.
Convergence of strength in automotive manufacturing and information and communications technology has led to particular strength in Ontario province.
A recovering Spanish economy is creating demand for machinery for sectors including plastics, food processing, textiles, leather, metalworking, agriculture, automotive, wind power, and home building.
China's strength in the high-tech segment is still developing, and Wisconsin companies can help companies take products from concept to market.
Wisconsin exporters can benefit through the sale of mining and construction equipment, power systems and other requirements for mining operations and infrastructure needs.
Wisconsin companies can help the country meet the capacity goal by the 2020 deadline.
Even though the country exports in all these categories, its imports in the same categories are significant, and Wisconsin companies can supply some of these imports.
Although there are already many European companies active in the market, there is still room for innovative Wisconsin suppliers.
A November workshop explored how both India and the U.S. will increase generating capacity and expand their grid.
With these investments, Chile is looking to make Santiago the technology hub of Latin America.
The need for modernizing the grid is leading to unprecedented levels of capital investment, and Wisconsin companies can contribute.
Wisconsin companies can can help provide the sensors, systems, technologies and sustainable energy solutions to support these groundbreaking initiatives.
Opportunities for Wisconsin companies to contribute to the growth of India's machine tool industry
Even provinces whose economies depend on fossil fuels are eyeing a shift toward solar and wind power production, and Wisconsin companies can play a role in this conversion.
Opportunities for Wisconsin companies to assist with developing transportation, electricity, telecommunications, water and sanitation infrastructure
Air quality in South Korea has deteriorated due to a dust storm in the Gobi Desert and smog from China, creating demand for air purifiers, vacuum cleaners, dust-proof bedding and curtains, and dust masks.
The two countries are relaxing restrictions on trade of beef, chicken, liquefied natural gas, and financial services, among other categories.
As retailers shift to combined fulfillment centers instead of having separate facilities for brick-and-mortar, wholesale and direct-to-consumer sales, demand is increasing for materials handling equipment for these new facilities.
New regulations taking effect have increased demand for energy-efficient lighting, and Wisconsin supplies nearly half of U.S. exports to Italy in this category.
Wisconsin companies can take part in construction, as well as supplying equipment, machinery and design services.
Recent changes in government policy in several Australian states have sparked a renewed interest in waste-to-energy opportunities.
The environment, renewable energy, and national defense are expected to be among the top priorities of the new coalition government.
As the economy emerges from a three-year recession, opportunities exist for Wisconsin companies in the energy, agriculture, infrastructure and telecommunications sectors, among others.
These components are needed for machinery serving the energy and logistics industries, among others.
Opportunities for Wisconsin companies to assist in the process
Opportunities for Wisconsin suppliers of building products and services, construction, architecture, engineering, design, building materials and equipment
Renewable energy, medical technology and industrial machinery are sectors of particular promise.
Wisconsin companies can contribute to expansion of this power source.
As the country prepares to dramatically expand its solar energy production, Wisconsin companies can contribute.
New, more investment-friendly policies present opportunities for Wisconsin companies.
Supply cuts have nudged oil prices upward, and projections suggest the sector will regain jobs between 2017 and 2020. Companies that have weathered the uncertainty are once again boosting spending, while focusing on leaner, more efficient business models and implementing clean technologies.
Local production is insufficient to meet current demand, and that gap is only expected to grow.
New guidelines call for a focus on industries such as information technology, advanced materials and biomedicine, as well as key upgrades to traditional manufacturing, such as smart processes, green manufacturing and safety improvements.
Both have ambitious targets for developing their renewable energy production capacity.
The country will need imports of equipment and technologies in order to reach the EU target of 15 percent of the energy supply coming from renewable sources by 2020.
The nation will need to make use of all available sources, including land-based and offshore wind energy, to meet its renewable energy targets.
Mexico is one of the world's leading markets for metal production, much of it for use in the aerospace, automotive and home appliance industries.
Because they have kept production costs low, the GCC countries' oil and gas sectors are well positioned to weather an economic downturn, and are expected to keep increasing output—translating into a continued need for equipment and support services.
Aerospace & MRO Meetings Latin America, the most important business-to-business event in Costa Rica, will be held Feb. 20-23, 2017, in San Jose. The event is an opportunity for leaders in the aerospace industry, as well as companies that focus on maintenance, repair and operations (MRO), to meet with potential industry partners.
Advanced manufacturing; food and agribusiness; medical technologies and pharmaceuticals; mining equipment, technology and services; and oil, gas and energy have been identified as the priority sectors.
The South Korean government is actively pursuing the “new energy” industry as a core innovation project for the nation’s economic growth. The government plans to reduce greenhouse gas output by 5,500 tons and to grow the new energy industry to be a $100 billion market by 2030. The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy launched the Energy Future Strategy Committee and announced in July that a total of $42 billion will be invested in the new energy industry by 2020. The government will focus mainly on growing eight areas: electric automobiles, the megawatt market, energy storage systems, energy independent islands, eco-friendly energy towns, zero-energy buildings, utilization of heat from wastewater from thermal power plants, and solar panel rental services.
Opportunities for Wisconsin companies that make industrial furnaces, heat exchangers, and heating and cooling units and components
Given the power of recycling to reduce greenhouse gases and energy usage and divert material from landfills, provinces and municipalities across Canada such as the cities of Toronto and Vancouver have developed long-term strategies for reducing waste and minimizing the amount sent to landfills with the ambitious goal of becoming zero-waste communities.
The majority of Australia’s 24-million-plus population lives in its cities, which are responsible for more than 80 percent of national economic output. However, the rise of knowledge-based industries and a growing population present both opportunities and challenges for Australia’s metropolitan and regional city administrators. Consequently, there is a growing need for improved infrastructure, intelligent transport systems and cities that can operate in a more efficient and environmentally friendly manner.
Argentine President Mauricio Macri has introduced a new, long-term plan to increase production of renewable energy and attract new investment in the sector. The aim is to increase renewable energy output to 8 percent of total energy output by the end of 2017, from the current figure sitting at less than 2 percent. The government plans to further extend this development, hoping to generate 10,000 MW (20 percent of total output) by 2025. In pursuit of these targets, an auction was held in May 2016 as part of a program called RenovAR, in which companies could bid on contracts to produce 1,000 MW of power. A bid of $400 million has already been submitted by Pampa Energia, with the winning bidders set to be announced on Sept. 28.
The world’s top location for trade shows, Germany hosts about 150 international trade fairs a year, attracting up to 170,000 exhibitors and up to 10 million visitors annually. These visitors and exhibitors spend $13.4 billion annually, boosting economic output by $26.2 billion.
When it comes to nuclear energy, the relationship between Belgium and the U.S. started at the end of the Second World War and has remained close since Belgium’s involvement in the Manhattan Project.
Introduction of biomass power generation, with biological gas power generation as the principal method, is increasing in Japan, accompanying promotion of a feed-in tariff system by the government. Presently, it is expected that the amount of energy generated annually from biomass will increase from 17.6 billion kWh in 2013 to 49 billion kWh in 2030.
India produces around 62 million metric tons (MMT) of solid waste every year, out of which 7.9 MMT is hazardous waste, 5.6 MMT is plastic waste, 1.5 MMT is e-waste, 0.17 MMT is biomedical waste and the balance of 46.83 MMT is contributed by various other types of waste.
Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan is a five-year plan that will help the Canadian province fight climate change over the long term. The plan aims to provide up to $8.3 billion in subsidies and incentives to businesses and homeowners through a range of programs encouraging individuals and businesses to switch to more energy-efficient heating systems, choose electric or hybrid cars, convert trucks to natural gas, add bio-fuel to gasoline, and helping the agricultural and industrial sectors adapt to low-carbon technologies.
Explore New Export Opportunities in Argentina and Chile ARGENTINA Situated in the southern hemisphere bordering Chile, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil and Uruguay, Argentina has a population of 43.4 million, 92 percent of whom live in urban areas. Despite two sovereign debt defaults in the last 15 years and the end of the commodity boom, Argentina presents significant long-term…
Panama is the fastest growing and most dynamic economy in Latin America, with GDP growth of 6.0 percent in 2015 and estimated 6.3 percent in 2016. With a population of 3.9 million, a GDP of $46.2 billion in 2014, and a diversified economy based on a well-developed service sector (the Panama Canal, logistics services, banking, free trade zones, insurance, container ports, tourism, etc.), the country has maintained sustained economic growth, averaging 8.2 per year over the past decade. All of this growth has become a challenge for the energy sector by demanding more electricity and new energy sources.
Based on the Japanese attitude favoring healthy living and environmental awareness, as well as the events of the 2011 Japan earthquake, awareness of cycling as an effective means of transport is growing. More people are using bicycles, and the number of bicycles owned in Japan is on the rise. That total was 71.9 million in 2014, a number approaching that for automobile ownership, which sits at 76.7 million.
Despite the economic difficulties Brazil is facing due to a political crisis, forecasts for the energy sector are optimistic. According to the Brazilian Electrical Energy Agency, investments in this segment for the next four years are expected to amount to about $13 billion.
Argentine President Mauricio Macri’s energy agenda, Plan RenovAr, as well as a recent new law, stipulates that 8 percent of the nation’s energy grid must be supplied by renewable sources by the end of 2017, and 20 percent, or 10,000 megawatts, by 2025. Currently, renewable energy accounts for only 1.8 percent of power consumption. Thus, massive investment will be required in the Argentine energy sector to meet rising demand and diversify the country’s energy matrix. The new law offers fiscal benefits for investors in renewable energy and promises the creation of a trust fund to provide payment guarantees and project financing.
Uruguay Poised to Become World Leader in Renewable Energy: Wisconsin businesses have the opportunity to invest and take advantage of tax incentives offered by the Uruguayan government
Market News Update Market: Germany Date: March 2015 Germany’s Increasing Strength in Wind Power Why this is important to Wisconsin businesses: A new cluster of startups in Germany seeks to exploit the digital revolution in the medical sector, creating new business opportunities. Industry/sector: Energy New figures from the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) reveal that nearly 11.8GW of…
In August of this year, the city of São Paulo, Brazil, will host the seventh Green Building Brazil International Conference & Expo, the leading sustainable construction event in Brazil and one of the leading events in its category in the world.
With a share of one-fifth of Spain’s total merchandise exports, the capital goods industry (machinery, electrical and transportation equipment) is the country’s most important export industry. At the same time, Spain is a major importer of machinery components and parts. In 2015, Spain bought goods from abroad for $312 billion, and 10 percent of this amount, $30 billion, went toward machinery purchases.
Alternative energy and storage systems are being used to make various portions of Africa’s industrial supply chains more effective and resilient, as well as control energy costs and production disruptions. Predictable power supply is critical for industrial companies to meet their production targets and timelines, and alternative energy removes the risks arising from unstable grids and poor power quality. Alternative energy projects larger than 5 MW are well represented in Africa. However, midsize to large companies are not well served in the alternative energy solutions market, and this is where significant growth is possible.
“Global Challenges, Smart Solutions” is the theme of the Netherlands delegation at Hannover Messe 2016. Dutch technology companies will show their pragmatic, inventive and strong interdisciplinary approach and their international cooperation toward solving challenges in water technology, energy, health care and food production.
Under Costa Rica’s new distributed generation program, homes and companies can generate electricity using solar, hydro, biomass or wind. The pricing model for net metering, which will enable homes and businesses that generate their own electricity to store surplus in the grid, took effect in April 2016.
Ten Chinese ministries including the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Environment Protection and the Ministry of Commerce recently issued joint guidelines on promoting green consumption, aiming to encourage green consumption, protect the environment and boost sustainable development.
The Chilean National Energy Commission (CNE) has extended the deadline for its regulated market power supply tender from through July 27, 2016. Under the tender, companies can submit bids for a 20-year power purchase agreement to provide 13,750 GWh annually. This amount of energy represents one-third of current regulated consumer consumption and 29 percent of Chile’s supply for the next decade, making the offer the largest power supply provision in Chile’s history.
India’s finance minister unveiled the national budget for fiscal year 2016-17 last month, calling for total expenditures of $295 billion—$82 billion in planned expenditures and $213 billion in unplanned expenditures. Find key highlights in this post.