Since 2004 NORDUM expanded its activities in the field of education and advice to Brazil. In the context of PPP projects, financed by Inwent gGmbH, we were actively involved on-site in Brazil.
We participated on the development of an environmental center of excellence specializing in environmental consulting, qualification and training. Project "CESEMA - Centro de Meio Ambiente e Serviços Educação" (2004/2005). In the period from 2004 - 2006 were numerous seminars in the area of investigation of contaminated sites, conducted in waste management and investigation of various environmental media for Brazilian experts.
Furthermore, we were active in the field of e-learning, with courses in the area of site management and waste management, which were offered in-class lectures and were converted into e-learning courses.
Furthermore, Brazilian delegations were in Germany as guests in the field of environmental protection and renewable energy. The NORDUM took over the management and implementation of specialized programs.
21 experts of brazilian ministries, authorities und private companies were informed about the use of biofuels in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern scientifical and commercial
- Visit of companies of centralised production of biofuels (rape oil, biodiesel)
- Visit of agricultural farms using rape oil as fuels for tractors
- Decentralised use of rape oil as fuel
- Visit of the oil laboratory of the University of Rostock, Institute for Energy und Environmental Technology – quality standards for biofuels
- Round table discussion
NORDUM was planning a buildup of a centre for environmental competence in Brazil, Sao Paulo, within the framework of a PPP-project. The centre puts the main emphasis of the work in environmental consultation and further education.
Project "CESEMA - Centro de Educação e Serviços do Meio Ambiente"
Within the framework of further education the project starts with courses and seminars for employees of companies and authorities mainly in the field of environmental protection in a company, of management of hazardous waste sites and management of wastes. A cooperation with authorities and universities in Brazil is an important basis for the success of the project. In the starting phase seminars for hazardous waste site and waste management were carried out successfully in cooperation with the topmost environmental authority in Sao Paulo
NORDUM do Brasil - Instituto brasileiro-alemão de Educação e Consultoria em Meio Ambiente Ltda was founded in November 2004 in Sao Paulo, which will be active in the field of further education and consultation of environmental problems.