Norden, an SJE Group investment, has entered into a partnership with Danish based Kvasir Technologies, a spinout from the Technical University of Denmark with a patented technology to produce fuel from plant material.
Kvasir Technologies focuses on transforming the part of biomass known as lignin and using it in fuel production. Lignin is often seen as a waste product, discarded without being used, yet easily accessible and found in large quantities, allowing for a high degree of scalability compared to other feedstocks.
There are a number of ways to convert biomass to liquid fuels. Kvasir’s technology stands out as it is, unlike most other technologies, able to convert not only cellulose but also lignin into a liquid biofuel product.
In September 2018, Norden became the first ever to conduct a test voyage on a large ocean-going vessel powered by CO2 neutral biofuel.
A full-scale test of Kvasir’s fuel will be conducted on one of Norden's vessels at a later stage during the 3.5-year collaboration, where the purpose is to achieve better knowledge of the characteristics of biofuel and prove its suitability for future use.
The SJE Group congratulates both organisations on this collaboration.