Author: James Obern - Avertana

Author: James Obern

Avertana wins Sustainability Category at IChemE’s Global Awards 2019

The winners of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Global Awards were announced last week on 7 November 2019.  Avertana is pleased to announce that it has won the Sustainability category this year. The IChemE Global Awards celebrate chemical and process engineering excellence. Now in their 25th year, they are widely considered the world’s most … Continued

Avertana makes Red Herring’s Top 100 Asia List

The Red Herring Top 100 awards highlight the most exciting startups from Asia, Europe and the Americas. Hundreds of companies from each region are reviewed in a rigorous 3-step process that looks at all aspects of the company. Avertana was on Red Herring’s 2019 Top 100 Asia winners List this year.  This was announced at … Continued

Small businesses know how to impress at ANZLF Awards 2019

ANZLF Trans-Tasman Innovation and Growth Awards were awarded for the first time in September this year.  Run by the Australia and New Zealand Leadership Forum (ANZLF), these awards focus on the innovation, growth and impact of emerging businesses in New Zealand and Australia. Avertana was Highly Commended as one of this year’s finalists.  

Avertana announced as a finalist for the IChemE Global Awards 2019

The IChemE Global Awards celebrate chemical and process engineering excellence. Avertana has been named as a finalist in the Sustainability Award.  This award recognises the project, process or product that best demonstrates innovation in waste reduction, recycling, reuse or the lengthening of product life cycles. The awards will be announced at the IChemE Global Awards … Continued

The Kiwi start-up turning waste into wealth

Reducing industrial waste and leaving the world in better shape for future generations is what gets Avertana’s commercial director James Obern out of bed in the morning.

Growing the pie – how entrepreneurs are creating a better NZ

Growing The Pie estimates that New Zealand ‘unicorns’ have collectively created more than $34 billion in value. However, their total value to New Zealand is much greater because of their contribution to other start-ups, and to philanthropic causes, says Callaghan Innovation CEO Vic Crone. This report on entrepreneurship and the impact of New Zealand’s innovation … Continued

Our APAC 25 provides us glimpses of the future

Cleantech Group released their APAC 25 list in September 2018, which represents 25 leading innovative companies from across the region and across the different industrial spheres. The APAC 25 is a new sister list of the Global Cleantech 100 program released ahead of the 1st Cleantech Forum Asia held in Singapore on November 13-14, 2018.

How homegrown tech can help make our future greener

Home-grown tech could offer a greener future for the planet, say two leading scientists behind a major summit at Te Papa. The researchers behind Tuesday’s forum, “Materialise: a sustainable future”, also see a big opportunity for New Zealand to become a leading technology exporter. With both major parties committed to putting the country on track … Continued

The hidden Auckland property where tech companies are born

An accidental innovation hub has become a $1 billion venture. If New Zealand wants to build a better standard of living for everyone we must replicate that magic, says Vic Crone. An unremarkable building in a leafy Parnell street is these days hi-tech hallowed ground. Level two of 24 Balfour Road is the birthplace of … Continued

Kiwi startup Avertana signs South African MOU for steel slag transmutation

Kiwi startup Avertana has entered into a technology partnership with South African-based Nyanza Light Metals to turn waste steel slag into titanium dioxide pigment.