Business Iceland
Business Iceland
19. March 2021

Innovative Solutions for Green Growth

Innovative Solutions for Green Growth
Iceland and Czechia hosted a joint webinar on innovative solutions for Green growth on 18 March.

Iceland and Czechia hosted a joint webinar on innovative solutions for Green growth on 18 March. The purpose of the webinar was to connect businesses, share knowledge and experience in building back green together and encourage strengthening of economic ties between Iceland and Czechia. 

Focus areas were technologies, IT and software solutions for green growth namely in the fields of energy efficiency and circular economy (better material use, waste management, recycling, etc.). 

Opening remarks were made by Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development Cooperation of Iceland and Thórir Ibsen, Ambassador of Iceland for the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Palestine. During the webinar four Icelandic companies presented their services (see detailed information below) and five from The Czech Republic.

Here you can view a video from the webinar: 

See details and contact information for the Icelandic companies below: 

Resource International

  • Website: http://www.resource.is/
  • Name of speaker: Daníel Eldjárn Vilhjálmsson
  • Title of speaker: Engineer 
  • Description:
    ReSource International is a vertically integrated environmental engineering company and consultancy based in Iceland, with offices in Switzerland and Sweden. We offer consulting on environmental and sustainability topics for companies, municipalities and national authorities as well as providing state-of-the-art technological solutions for the waste and environmental sectors.

ÝMIR Technologies

  • Website: http://www.ymirtec.com/
  • Name of speaker: Axel Jóhannsson
  • Title of speaker:  Product Director
  • Description:
    ÝMIR technologies offers affordable modular solutions for the processing of bio-waste into bio-fuel. Using patented ÝMIR technology, the fat from slaughterhouse waste, fish offal and various agricultural waste can be lucratively transformed into zero-footprint bio-diesel. Of interest to waste-holders looking at the production of bio-gas, bio-ethanol and compost.

Circular Solutions/KPMG

  • Website: https://www.circularsolutions.is/
  • Name of speaker: Bjarni Herrera
  • Title of speaker: Senior Manager
  • Description:
    Circular is a sustainability & ESG consulting and service provider. Circular is a leading company consulting on sustainability issues. We help companies excel in strategy, reporting, green financing life cycle analysis and circular economy.


  • Website: https://www.klappir.com/
  • Name of speaker: Anton Birkir Sigfússon
  • Title of speaker: Chief Business Development Officer
  • Description:
    Klappir is a driving environmental force in Iceland, having created a leading sustainability management solution which is now used by over 300 organisations in 18 countries across Europe, North America and Asia.
    Klappir's smart environmental management solutions collect, process, and transmit environmental data, allowing companies, institutions and local and national governments alike to analyze their emissions and energy usage, set statistical goals, and gain a comprehensive overview of all polluting factors in their operations.

    The event was organized by The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Iceland and the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Oslo with the support of Green by Iceland and the Czech Chamber of Commerce.