Veolia Partners With World Solar Challenge 2011

Veolia Environmental Services announced today that it has joined as the naming rights sponsor of the 2011 World Solar Challenge. The Veolia World Solar Challenge, held in October 2011, requires entrants to build a vehicle that runs on solar power, and can be driven from Darwin to Adelaide.

Sep 26, 2011, 09:08 ET from Veolia Environmental Services, Australia and New Zealand

SYDNEY, Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Doug Dean, Managing Director of Veolia Environmental Services Australia described the partnership as a natural fit with Veolia's proactive approach to developing viable and sustainable environmental solutions.

"As a global leader in the provision of environmental services, Veolia is committed to supporting innovation which improves our environment, whilst also promoting renewable and alternative energy sources. We are therefore very proud to partner with the World Solar Challenge in 2011."

The announcement further solidifies Veolia's position as supporting innovation within Australia through the development of technologies which utilise alternative energy sources.

Commenting on the partnership, CEO of the South Australian Motor Sports Board, Mark Warren said reaching the landmark agreement, with such a significant corporation was a turning point in the history of the event, which has struggled for recognition and support from the Australian corporate world.

"With the backing of one of Australia's leaders in environmental services, we have a much greater chance of taking solar cars and their sustainable technology out of the future fantasy realm and into the garages of everyday Australians," Mr. Warren said.

For more information on the World Solar Challenge, visit http://www.worldsolarchallenge.org or www.veoliaes.com.au.

About Veolia: Veolia Environmental Services is Australia's environmental services leader in all facets of waste disposal, e-waste and resource recovery, as well as industrial services such as Industrial Cleaning and Facilities Management. Veolia has over 30 years industry experience in implementing effective, innovative and sustainable Waste Management and Industrial Services solutions.

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