CAMBI has been awarded The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprisesí Innovation Prize 2011
Merete Norli and Odd Egil Solheim are happy about the award
Cambi AS has been awarded the confederation of Norwegian Enterprises’
Technology director Merete Norli and inventor Odd Egil Solheim gave thanks on behalf of Cambi AS.
In their speech they mention their first client, HIAS (Hedmark inter-municipal waste treatment
company), and Cambi's owner Per Lillebø. And they gave thanks to one another.
Cambi has been investing considerable capital in research and technology development, and cooperates
with universities both in Norway and abroad. Cambi employs a highly educated and experienced staff that
constitutes a leading centre of competence within the bio-energy area in general and biogas production
from biomass in particular.
The Jury's reasoning:
”This year’s winner does not convert granite to gold, but rather sewage sludge to energy. The company
has developed a patented sludge treatment technology, which today is seen as world leading”, the Jury states.
Furthermore: ”The company has shown impressive perseverance in a market which very few believed in
15 years ago. In addition Cambi has shown that the combination of world leading engineering skills and
commercial fingerspitzengefühl is what it takes to create viable and highly productive skilled jobs in Norway."
The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprises’ (NHO) Innovation Award celebrates 30 years’ existence, and is
therefore Norway's oldest competition within innovation.
See film from the seremony here. (35 Mb)