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Team Gemini and Partners to Feature at the 2014 Bioproducts World Showcase and Conference

October 6, 2014

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Team Gemini and Partners to Feature at the 2014 Bioproducts World Showcase and Conference

Three-day event to include leading industry vendors, education sessions, networking opportunities, and more to accelerate growth and opportunities within the bioproducts-based sector

(Orlando, FL) — Team Gemini, LLC, a sustainable project design and development company based in Orlando, will be an active participant at the inaugural 2014 Bioproducts World Showcase and Conference held on October 6-8, 2014 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio. It is a unique opportunity to bring together national and international industry leaders in support of consumer and corporate demand for bio-based products.

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will provide keynote remarks on Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 5:00 pm, with the presentation of the “Bioproduct Innovation of the Year” award on Monday, Oct. 6. Team Gemini’s President Douglas P. Haughn will be among the presenters, speaking on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 9:30 am, on the topic of “Biobased Materials from Wastes.” He will also facilitate a workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at 10:45 am with Joel Stone of Green Biologics and Laurence Eaton (Billion Ton Study). Representation from team members includes Al Lettinga from enCO2, LLC as well as Keith Ely from Ely & Associates, Inc.

The event, organized by the Ohio Bioproducts Innovation Center (OBIC), is set to attract government procurement officials; buyers for retail stores and other large commercial companies; USDA-Certified bioproduct manufacturers; producers of bio-based materials, including commodity organizations, biotechnology providers, processors, compounders and other industrial collaborators; and rural economic development organizations.

“This conference presents an opportunity to connect, learn, and lay the foundation for potential project endeavors that can change communities,” advises Haughn. “From farmers familiarizing themselves with the latest methods and products for turning waste into energy, to universities and businesses integrating lessons about sustainability into their operations, there is a lot to be gained for those who participate.”

The list of participants is extensive, and includes the likes of: Battelle, Emery, Ford, Office Depot, PepsiCo, Sherwin Williams, Tarkett, and the USDA, to name a few. Roundtable discussions, receptions, mini-sessions and showcases, and Public-Private-Partnership presentations will be par for the course.

Team Gemini actively works on fostering efficient use of bio-based products. From the company’s partners in anaerobic digestion and combined heat and power technologies, to sustainable agriculture that minimizes burdens on environmental resources, Team Gemini’s partner products and development services offer trendsetting solutions for the industry. The Gemini Synergy Center in Grove City, OH represents the definitive example of generating renewable energy, sustainable crops, and recycled materials with commercial value, along with other benefits.

To learn more about the conference, visit its dedicated web site at http://www.bioproductsworld.org/.

About Team Gemini, LLC

Team Gemini, LLC (TG) is a sustainable project design and development company based in Orlando, Florida that develops community-based technology clusters that yield sustainable agriculture and renewable energy. TG works with communities, government and public sector leaders to combine renewable energy, recycling, water conservation and food production in a closed-loop sustainable relationship. The company’s sustainable clusters function as a carbon-negative operation guided by Corporate Social Responsibility and an alignment with the Triple Bottom Line.

To learn more about Team Gemini services and markets, please visit http://www.teamgemini.us.

Media Contacts:

Douglas P. Haughn
Team Gemini, LLC
media [at] teamgemini.us
Media Inquiries Only: 614-316-9839 or 407-459-8522

Andres Goyanes
Fuego Communications
media [at] fuegocommunications.com

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Team Gemini Deutschland GmbH welcomes American affiliates from OBIC and others for a nearly week-long visit to Germany

Team Gemini Deutschland GmbH welcomes American affiliates from OBIC and others for a nearly week-long visit to Germany

Visit to include discussions on research collaborations for sustainable aquaculture, as well as learning more about project initiatives in Germany and beyond

(Rostock, Germany) — Members of Team Gemini LLC (TG), a sustainable project design and development company with German headquarters in Rostock, Germany, will be welcoming visitors from The Ohio State University’s OBIC Bioproducts Innovation Center (OBIC) and others on Tuesday, September 23. This tour will be the start of an ongoing relationship to coordinate and conduct quality research to support OSU-Team Gemini projects in sustainability.

Visitors will include Richard “Max” Maksimoski, Industrial Liaison for OBIC; Dr. Ram Lalgudi, Senior Research Scientist with Battelle; and Dr. Laura Tiu, Director of the Aquaculture Extension Program at Ohio State University.

The nearly week-long program has been carefully crafted to include important deliberations with key collaborators in Germany, including professors and research leaders at the University of Rostock (one of the oldest universities in the world), the Born Institute for Fisheries, and an advanced aquaculture facility in Völklingen, Germany. Time to take in the sights, sounds, and cultural offerings of Germany has also been included, and OBIC will have the opportunity to explore Berlin on Saturday, September 27. Planned tours include visiting the Bundestag, and a 2 ½ boat-and-bus tour of the German capital.

We invite you to follow OBIC’s blog for their visit, which is available at http://u.osu.edu/tiu.2/. You can also follow updates at http://teamgemini.us/news/, as well as our Twitter (http://twitter.com/teamgeminius) and Facebook (http://facebook.com/teamgeminius) pages.

Team Gemini is an active partner of The Ohio State University’s OBIC Bioproducts Innovation Center (OBIC), directed by Denny Hall and his team of innovators in the fields of bioproducts, sustainable agriculture and other related fields of study and research. Part of the ongoing partnership is an emphasis on creating new curriculum for developing sustainability in the region and country, as well as empowering young and old stewards of the environment.

About Team Gemini LLC

Team Gemini LLC (TG) is a sustainable project design and development company based in Orlando, Florida that develops community-based technology clusters that yield sustainable agriculture and renewable energy.  TG works with communities, government and public sector leaders to combine renewable energy, recycling, water conservation and food production in a closed-loop sustainable relationship.  The company’s sustainable clusters function as a carbon-neutral operation guided by Corporate Social Responsibility and an alignment with the Triple Bottom Line.

To learn more about Team Gemini services and markets, please visit http://www.teamgemini.us

Media Contacts:

Doug Haughn
Team Gemini LLC
doug [at] teamgemini.us

Andres Goyanes
Fuego Communications and Marketing, Inc.
media [at] fuegocommunications.com

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Team Gemini’s President to Speak at the Ohio Environmental Health Association’s Southeast District Fall Conference

September 23, 2014

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Team Gemini’s President to Speak at the Ohio Environmental Health Association’s Southeast District Fall Conference

Douglas P. Haughn to deliver OEHA members a presentation on landfill reduction as a way to create healthy and sustainable communities

(Orlando, FL) — Team Gemini, LLC, a sustainable project design and development company based in Orlando, has announced its participation in the Ohio Environmental Health Association’s Southeast District Fall Conference to be held on September 24-25, 2014 at Burr Oak State Park in Glouster, Ohio.

Team Gemini’s President Douglas P. Haughn has been invited to deliver a presentation entitled “Landfill Reduction,” which is a topic that is at the core of the company’s sustainable industrial park: the Gemini Synergy Center located in Grove City, Ohio.

Mr. Haughn will educate OEHA members on the opportunity to garner the ever-growing stream of municipal solid waste, to be processed at the Gemini Synergy Center.

“Reducing landfills in communities across the nation is not only a catalyst for achieving sustainability,” said Haughn. “It is a realistic and viable solution to the growing problem of having to use valuable land for purposes other than generating revenue.”

The opportunity to speak to a captive audience of health officials, inspectors and other members of the Ohio Environmental Health Association will also include an update on the construction of the Center of Resource Recovery and Recycling—commonly known by its COR3 acronym.

The Gemini Synergy Center’s COR3 facility will be tasked with processing the incoming waste stream but will also begin mining the existing landfill managed by the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) and eventually reclaim that tract of land.

The game-changing nature of Team Gemini’s project in Grove City, OH aims at generating renewable energy, sustainable crops and recycled materials with commercial value, with additional benefits to be outlined during the presentation.

Doug Haughn will be speaking to OEHA members at 11:00 am and will be available for questions right after his presentation. Interviews may be scheduled post-conference via phone or in person.

About Team Gemini, LLC

Team Gemini, LLC (TG) is a sustainable project design and development company based in Orlando, Florida that develops community-based technology clusters that yield sustainable agriculture and renewable energy. TG works with communities, government and public sector leaders to combine renewable energy, recycling, water conservation and food production in a closed-loop sustainable relationship. The company’s sustainable clusters function as a carbon-negative operation guided by Corporate Social Responsibility and an alignment with the Triple Bottom Line.

To learn more about Team Gemini services and markets, please visit http://www.teamgemini.us.

Media Contacts:

Douglas P. Haughn
Team Gemini, LLC
media [at] teamgemini.us
Media Inquiries Only: 614-316-9839 or 407-459-8522

Andres Goyanes
Fuego Communications
media [at] fuegocommunications.com

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Team Gemini Highlighted Along Tesla Motors and Others as Technology Investment Firm in Grove City

Team Gemini Highlighted Along Tesla Motors and Others as Technology Investment Firm in Grove City

Gemini Synergy Center and Center of Resource Recovery & Recycling provide framework for a sustainable, technology-empowered industrial complex for the region

(Orlando, FL) — Team Gemini, LLC, a sustainable project design and development company based in Orlando, was given another opportunity to highlight the benefits that the Gemini Synergy Center (GSC) and Center of Resource Recovery & Recycling (COR3) will bring to the region of Grove City, OH.

Along with underscoring that the COR3 Facility will process 650,000 to 700,000 tons of MSW, or about 2,000 a day, the article also points out future planned phases in which the Franklin County Sanitary Landfill will be mined for its resources.

Team Gemini is one of many companies—others the article highlights include Tesla Motors, Pier One Imports, Merrill Corp., and Tosoh SMD—that continue investment in the region, contributing to a more prosperous community in which businesses, people and environmental stewardship may flourish.

For the full article, please visit: http://www.thisweeknews.com/content/stories/grovecity/news/2014/09/09/grove-city-drawing-high-tech-investment-tesla-charging-stations-latest-tech-firm-project.html.

About Team Gemini, LLC

Team Gemini, LLC (TG) is a sustainable project design and development company based in Orlando, Florida that develops community-based technology clusters that yield sustainable agriculture and renewable energy. TG works with communities, government and public sector leaders to combine renewable energy, recycling, water conservation and food production in a closed-loop sustainable relationship. The company’s sustainable clusters function as a carbon-negative operation guided by Corporate Social Responsibility and an alignment with the Triple Bottom Line.

To learn more about Team Gemini services and markets, please visit http://www.teamgemini.us.

Media Contacts:

Douglas P. Haughn
Team Gemini, LLC
media [at] teamgemini.us
Media Inquiries Only: 614-316-9839 or 407-459-8522

Andres Goyanes
Fuego Communications
media [at] fuegocommunications.com

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Team Gemini Makes Headway at its Gemini Synergy Center Project in Central Ohio

August 26, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Team Gemini Makes Headway at its Gemini Synergy Center Project in Central Ohio

The company’s sustainable industrial park construction and development is well under way and reports substantial progress in Grove City, Ohio

(Orlando, Florida) – Team Gemini, LLC, a sustainable project design and development company based in Orlando, has released its mid-year update on the progress of the Gemini Synergy Center at Grove City, Ohio—the company’s flagship sustainable industrial park, which broke ground in December 2013 and has since been making progress in clearing out the land and excavating the site as needed for foundations and a new entry road for the project.

Once the sustainable industrial park is complete, the Gemini Synergy Center and its Center of Resource Recovery and Recycling (COR3) facilities will primarily remove from municipal solid waste, revenue-generating recyclables and all waste materials.

Creating value out of waste will range from the generation of renewable energy and recyclables with commercial or industrial value, as well as powering a proprietary a new industrial park including a sustainable agriculture operation for growing organic crops.

All of these facilities and initiatives will bring high-tech jobs to the area, including elevating the skill-level of local workers who will be optimally prepared to meet the opportunities of a “green economy”—one that will eventually become a mainstream practice.

Across the nation, city-based landfill operations are seen as an encumbrance since they no longer offer a viable strategy for managing waste without creating a larger burden in the communities they serve.

The COR3 and GSC aim to change that burden in to opportunity for improving the community it serves by reducing the waste stream that is being dumped in to a landfill, creating jobs and one day providing 100% recycling or reuse of all materials.

“The project is moving along as planned except for a few weather events and other delays unrelated to Team Gemini,” said Doug Haughn, President at Team Gemini. “We started to mobilize last December and over 100,000 cubic yards of dirt have already been moved in the excavation process. Everyone at Team Gemini is excited with the progress by its Contractors (Manhattan Construction Company,George J. Igel & Co., Inc. and E.P. Ferris Engineers) and are looking forward to a timely completion. So far all permitting approvals needed, from the Development Plan and excavation to the Ohio EPA, have been on schedule.”

Recently announced, after Team Gemini selected ReCommunity (www.recommunity.com) as its operator of the facility, the total employment numbers have been adjusted upward to approximately 415 fulltime workers. It is expected that hiring and training could begin in 12-18 months.

The COR3 and new Scale Road combined were estimated to take a total of 42 months from the award of the RFP back in January 2013. At this stage of project development Team Gemini still estimates the construction to be completed by July 2016.

Currently over $11.7 Million Dollars of private funds have been spent on this project to date by Team Gemini and its team member companies. Even though the majority of the estimated $160 Million Dollars for the COR3 and Entry Road Project is on land leased from SWACO by Team Gemini, the Entry Road is being constructed almost exclusively on SWACO property not leased by Team Gemini, for the benefit of both entities. The Entry Road is estimated to cost well over $8 Million Dollars to complete.

“We have an opportunity to make a sizeable contribution that benefits not just the people of Central Ohio, but also its economic engine and business community,” added Haughn. “We want to create good out of a growing landfill, which has traditionally been seen as a necessary evil in waste management.”

Every day, cities and towns around the country see the growing problem of landfills become a challenge to their economic growth, community development and ability to manage waste management sustainably—and the solution presented by Team Gemini’s Synergy Center offers the Central Ohio community great benefit aligned with the Triple Bottom Line: People, Planet and Prosperity.

About Team Gemini, LLC

Team Gemini, LLC (TG) is a sustainable project design and development company based in Orlando, Florida that develops community-based technology clusters that yield sustainable agriculture and renewable energy. TG works with communities, government and public sector leaders to combine renewable energy, recycling, water conservation and food production in a closed-loop sustainable relationship. The company’s sustainable clusters function as a carbon-negative operation guided by Corporate Social Responsibility and an alignment with the Triple Bottom Line.

To learn more about Team Gemini services and markets, please visit http://www.teamgemini.us.

Media Contacts:

Douglas P. Haughn
Team Gemini, LLC
media [at] teamgemini.us
Media Inquiries Only: 614-586-5707

Andres Goyanes
Fuego Communications
media [at] fuegocommunications.com

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Team Gemini among Sponsors of Green Roof at the Howlett Hall of The Ohio State University

Innovative sustainable technologies are integrated to reclaim rainwater as well as insulate the roof of this building

During August and September of 2013, the new 12,000 sq. ft. green roof was built atop Howlett Hall, located at the Chadwick Arboretum and Learning Gardens, an area of The Ohio State University campus known for its beautiful gathering of unique and exotic trees, plants and flowers.

The new green roof is quite fitting since Howlett Hall is home to the departments of Agricultural Administration, Food and Science Technology, and Horticulture and Crop Science—all of which operate under the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.

The benefits of the Green Roof are numerous, and include: lengthening the lifespan of the new roof; diverting about 200,000 gallons of stormwater runoff each year; reducing utility costs in the summer (with approximately $10,000 in utility savings annually); and, not least, increasing green space in the urban landscape. You can learn more at: http://thechadwickgreenroofproject.weebly.com/.

Team Gemini is an active partner of The Ohio State University’s OBIC Bioproducts Innovation Center (OBIC), spearheaded by Denny Hall and his team of innovators in the fields of bioproducts, sustainable agriculture and other related fields of study and research. Part of the ongoing partnership is an emphasis on creating new curriculum for developing sustainability in the region and country, as well as empowering young and old stewards of the environment.

About Team Gemini LLC

Team Gemini LLC (TG) is a sustainable project design and development company based in Orlando, Florida that develops community-based technology clusters that yield sustainable agriculture and renewable energy.  TG works with communities, government and public sector leaders to combine renewable energy, recycling, water conservation and food production in a closed-loop sustainable relationship.  The company’s sustainable clusters function as a carbon-neutral operation guided by Corporate Social Responsibility and an alignment with the Triple Bottom Line.

To learn more about Team Gemini services and markets, please visit http://www.teamgemini.us

Media Contacts:

Doug Haughn
Team Gemini LLC
doug [at] teamgemini.us

Andres Goyanes
Fuego Communications and Marketing, Inc.
media [at] fuegocommunications.com

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Student Rebekah Jones Shines with Team Gemini at her School in Blanchester, OH

Student Rebekah Jones Shines with Team Gemini at her School in Blanchester, OH

Team Gemini’s supporters are not found only in corporate world or government organizations. We recently found advocates of sustainability in the young and visionary minds still being shaped at a Southwest Ohio school’s Art and Science Show

Blanchester High School student Rebekah Jones has a passion for sustainability and innovation. Her interest in doing what’s best for her Southwest Ohio community led her to make Team Gemini the focus of a class project for her school’s Art and Science Show—and she aced it with an amazing presentation on the work we are doing to create the Gemini Synergy Center (GSC) and its Center of Resource Recovery and Recycling (COR3). Attended by not just students and faculty, the Art and Science show welcomed parents and Wilmington Chamber of Commerce members who came to see the students’ presentations.

About 50 Advanced Chemistry students were asked to explore a topic in sustainability and other science-related topics that can benefit their community. The students’ creativity was fueled by their personal interest on a wide variety of topics, including sustainable beauty care products, foams, paints, biodiesel, bioremediation with blue oyster mushrooms and anaerobic digestion. And that’s when Rebekah Jones realized that something good was brewing in her own backyard. The opportunity to research and report on Team Gemini’s GSC Grove City project (located in Central Ohio) allowed her to learn more about the company, its goals and its impact in the local community.

While there were no winners in the Art and Science Show, Team Gemini is honored to have been the focus of Rebekah’s project and we are sure that she will continue learning about us and the world of sustainable business. We can only hope that one day after she attends college and earns a degree, Rebekah can come back and become a part of the Team Gemini family. At the very least, she helped us spark the curiosity of both community members and Chris Schock of the Clinton County Regional Planning Commission, who was impressed about the potential applications in the community.

Upon learning of Rebekah Jones’ project, Team Gemini’s President Douglas P. Haughn stated:

“Team Gemini’s approach to innovation in sustainability is summarized in our company’s goal of contributing to a balance in the Triple Bottom Line—the balance between the People, Planet and Prosperity.  Being involved with the communities we serve and inspiriting students who live in them is an important part of that overall approach. Thank you Rebekah for making us a part of your successful project.”

We love to hear inspiring stories like this. Be sure to let us know when Team Gemini is the focus of a student’s work for a chance to be showcased in our blog.

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Team Gemini Celebrates Earth Day 2014

Team Gemini Celebrates Earth Day 2014

April 22nd is a day for remembering that sustainability has a place in our businesses, industries, communities, and our lives as responsible citizens of the world

The Earth Day celebration was originally proposed in 1969 during the UNESCO Conference held in San Francisco, CA. The intent was to create a focal point on the growing challenges brought upon the planet by industrialization and the aggressive consumption of earth’s natural resources–a clear environmental challenge that would only grow over the next few decades. However, it wasn’t until 1990 that Earth Day became a worldwide celebration where responsible citizens and businesses acknowledge accomplishments in recycling, sustainable business and environmental protection as a human value.

Team Gemini is proud to celebrate Earth Day 2014 as a reminder of the hard work we do every day of the year. Through our efforts we aim at bringing the balance of the Triple Bottom Line to communities all over the United States and beyond. By creating opportunity based on sustainable industrial development, renewable energy, recycling, and sustainable agriculture, Team Gemini is doing its part in ensuring that the world of tomorrow is not burdened by business decisions made today. Our goal is simple: we want to infuse sustainability into a wide variety of competencies to ensure that our responsible decisions become a mainstream value of all businesses.

Learn more about Team Gemini’s projects by visiting teamgemini.us/projects and how we live up to the spirit of Earth Day with our sustainable efforts.

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Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) in the United States 2012 Infographic

From Recycling Municipal Solid Waste to Producing Renewable Energy, this EPA Infographic tells the story of how we can make the world a more sustainable place

Team Gemini is a strong supporter of making sustainable decisions at all levels, from the household to industries and by governments that seek a better future for their people an future generations. The infographic below is a great example of the progress being made and the opportunities yet to be addressed by making our communities more sustainable.

Case in point, many cities are sitting on goldmines that only grow in potential as more and more municipal solid waste is dumped in landfills. Every landfill is a potential source of fuel that can produce power while reducing the accumulation of waste without any further use to the community. All it takes is making sound decisions to ensure that the future makes the best use of our resources.

If you are interested in learning more about how Team Gemini can bring sustainable solutions to your community, please contact us at 407.459.8510 or send an inquiry via our Contact Page.

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In the News: Team Gemini’s Gemini Synergy Center and COR3 are featured on 614 Magazine

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Read the full article on the April 2014 edition of 614 Magazine by clicking on the image.

As progress continues in the development of the Gemini Synergy Center and COR3 in Grove City, OH, the community is taking notice of the big undertaking by Team Gemini–and the great benefits it will bring to the Central Ohio community.

An article by 614 Magazine, titled “Two Billion Pounds of Treasure,” features an interview with Team Gemini President Douglas Haughn about the Center of Resource Recovery and Recycling (COR3), Gemini Synergy Center (GSC), and prospects of these projects in Ohio and beyond.

Read the full article at: http://614columbus.com/2014/04/two-billion-pounds-of-treasure/