„The ‚Made in Germany’ label is a special cachet and thus an export driver“. With these words, Lower Saxony‘s Minister of the Economy Olaf Lies conferred the Lower Saxony Foreign Trade Award. The so-called „export Oscar of the North“ was awarded for the eighth time on 26 April 2017 at the Foreign Trade Conference held at the Hannover Messe, the world‘s largest industrial trade show. The German biogas plant manufacturer was pleased to be among the Top Five in the category of small and medium-sized enterprises (SME). The 10-person jury elected the winners from about 40 businesses, all of whom have delivered outstanding perfor¬mance in the international competition. „The submissions were of a high quality and impressed me and the jury.“, said Olaf Lies on the occasion of the award ceremony in the presence of 300 business representatives.