About

Company Highlights

Ocean GeoLoop has been established as an offshoot of the research project Ocean, initiated by Hans Gude Gudesen in 2006. Ocean GeoLoop has been established to industrialize innovative green technologies with global scaling potential. The company is based on long-term systematic research and method development, connected in a holistic concept with the aim of solving the greatest challenges of our time; a combined climate, environment and resource crisis.

The company was established in 2020. Founder Hans Gude Gudesen has a long standing relationship with SINTEF in Trondheim. Summer 2020 SINTEF and the innovation company Proneo facilitated several industrial connections in Mid-Norway. This resulted in the establishment of the company's headquarter in Verdal Industrial Park, one of the largest industry clusters in Norway.

Our highlights - year by year

H2 2022

Becomes majority shareholder in Ocean Tunicell

Ocean GeoLoop and Tunicell logos

H2 2022

LOI for carbon capture and electricity production with Yara Norge

H2 2022

Starts carbon capture pilot at Norske Skog Skogn

Close up of Ocean GeoLoops Carbon Capture plant

H2 2022

NOK 100 million investment and MOU with Chevron U.S.A. Inc.

H1 2022

LOI with Icelandic aluminium producer Norðurál.

Nordural logo

H1 2022

Acquisition of Energi Teknikk AS, a total supplier of equipment and services for development and operation of small power plants.

Energi Teknikk

H1 2022

Wins SIVA´s X-factor prize.

Viggo Iversen from Ocean GeoLoop with the Siva Award

H1 2022

IPO at Euronext Growth and a NOK 55 million private placement.

Ocean GeoLoop team in front of Oslo Stock Exchange

H1 2022

Construction, installation and commissioning of carbon capture pilot plant at Norske Skog Skogn.

Installation of Ocean GeoLoop carbon capture module

H2 2021

LOI entered into with North Tech Energy and the Government of Iceland for CCS/CCU.

H2 2021

Started EPC of mobile Carbon Capture pilot facility for industrial testing in collaboration with Norske Skog Skogn AS and Franzefoss Minerals initiated.

H1 2021

Completion of a NOK 106 million private placement.

H1 2021

The Company and Norske Skog ASA enter into general cooperation agreement.

H1 2021

Third-party system verification of the Company's point-source CC technology achieved.

H1 2021

Extensive test program of the Company's Carbon Capture technology completed.

H1 2021

Installation of the Geoloop Column prototype.

H1 2021

Installation of structures in the open sea for mapping the biological filter feeder potentials.

H1 2021

LOIs entered into with Bluegreen, Green Industry Cluster and Proventia.

H1 2021

Development agreements for components and system technologies entered into.

H1 2021

Frame agreements entered into by the Company with SINTEF Ocean and SINTEF Industry as R&D partners.

H1 2021

Complete management employed by the Company.

H1 2021

Chief Executive Officer of the Company was employed.

H2 2020

Completion of a NOK 100 million private placement.

H2 2020

Patent transfer and license agreement entered into between the Company and the inventor, Hans Gude Gudesen.

H2 2020

Board of directors of the Company was elected.

H2 2020

LOI entered into with Okea

H2 2020

LOI entered into with the municipalities Levanger, Verdal and Flatanger.

H2 2020

Letter of intent ("LOI") entered into with Norske Skog Skogn AS and Franzefoss Minerals.

H1 2020

Consultancy agreement entered into with Proneo AS.

H1 2020

SINTEF engaged for technology verification.

H1 2020

Incorporation of the Company.

The Challenge

In a well-balanced ecosystem carbon capture and release, via the photosynthesis of plants, algae, and cyanobacteria, via the sea-air gas exchange, and via carbon exchanges related to biological and geological processes, are in equilibrium.

Smoke rising from chimney

Since the beginning of the industrial age (in the 1850s), however, this equilibrium has been perturbed, in particular by increasing carbon emissions from the combustion of fossil fuel. This has resulted in an excess of CO2 in the atmosphere, which has reduced the capacity of the natural carbon sinks of land and ocean. The extra CO2 enhances the greenhouse effect. More heat is trapped in the atmosphere, causing the planet to become warmer than it would be otherwise.

Currently, more than 80% of the energy produced globally each year is generated through fossil fuel combustion, resulting in more than 37 gigatons of CO2 into the atmosphere each year. As a result, atmospheric CO2 concentrations have risen from less than 300 parts per million (ppm) to more than 400 ppm over the last 100 years, contributing substantially to global warming and climate change.

Team Ocean GeoLoop

Odd-Geir Lademo CEO at Ocean GeoLoop

Odd-Geir Lademo

Odd-Geir Lademo – Chief Executive Officer

Odd-Geir Lademo has more than 25 years of experience in SINTEF and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He has also worked as a Research Manager in Department of Materials and nanotechnology in SINTEF Industry. Additionally, Lademo has held a position as Adjunct Professor at NTNU. Lademo has broad national and international R&D and industry networks and has been member in the core team of the well-ranked research centers, SFI SIMLab and SFI CASA. He holds an M.Sc. and PhD from Department of Structural Engineering, NTNU.

Jan Arne Berg CCO at Ocean GeoLoop

Jan Arne Berg

Jan Arne Berg – Chief Construction Officer

Jan Arne Berg has over 30 years’ experience in the oil & gas industry. Further, Berg is a former General Manager of Aker/Kværner Piping Technology – a prominent product- and technology company and Vice President at Kværner in Verdal. Jan Arne Berg holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the Trondheim College of Engineering.

Maria Hosen CFO at Ocean GeoLoop

Maria Hosen

Maria Terese Hosen – Chief Financial Officer

Maria Hosen has 18 years experience in auditing, accounting and operational management from PricewaterhouseCoopers AS, Selvaag Bolig ASA, Western Bulk Chartering AS and Mestergruppen AS. Maria Hosen holds both an M.Sc in Economics, an M.Sc in Accounting from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration and the title Certified Public Accountant.

Viggo Iversen CEO at Ocean GeoLoop

Viggo Iversen

Viggo Iversen – Chief Operating Officer

Viggo Iversen has extensive renewable energy experience from NVE, Enova SF and Proneo, both nationally and internationally. Iversen has served in several leadership and board positions since 2007. From 2014, Iversen managed Proneo’s advisory business providing business development and innovation services to over 40 companies annually. Iversen holds a Cand. Agric. in Resource Economics from the Norwegian University of Life Sciences.

Ove Lande CCO at Ocean GeoLoop

Ove Lande

Ove Lande – Chief Commercial Officer

Ove Lande has 15 years’ experience in investment management and capital markets from Skeie Alpha Invest and Terra Securities. As such, Ove Lande has acquired an overview and understanding of multiple industry sectors. Moreover, Lande has experience as a former Senior Consultant at BearingPoint. He holds an M.Sc. in Financial from The Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration.

Lars Strøm CPO at Ocean GeoLoop

Lars Strøm

Lars Strøm – Chief Project Officer

Lars Strøm has more than 20 years´ experience in the chemical and process industries from Borregaard, Norske Skog, NorFraKalk and Aibel. He has leadership experience in international process and product development, and holds a degree in Chemical and Process Engineering from the University of Surrey, UK, and an MBA from Griffith University in Australia.

Carlos Delgado, Chief Technical Officer in Ocean GeoLoop

Carlos Javier Delgado

Carlos Delgado - Chief Technology Officer

Carlos Javier Delgado began his career with Schlumberger, the world leading supplier to the oil and gas industry. For 16 years he held positions as field engineer, business development and management across in South America, West Africa and the North Sea. During this period, he served as manager of drilling operations in high volume markets as well as in an engineering and manufacturing center of novel drilling equipment. Delgado is graduated in electronic engineering.

Kim Kristiansen

Kim Kristiansen

Kim Kristiansen - Specialist Chemical Engineering

Kim Kristiansen serves as Specialist Chemical Engineering in the company.
Through his PhD position in chemistry at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Kristiansen has several years of research experience on the applications of thermodynamics and transport theory to help understand and develop novel methods for waste heat recovery.
His broad knowledge and skills in physics, chemistry, mathematics and computational methods puts him in a solid position for understanding and following up every step of the R&D processes. Kristiansen holds a degree in chemistry from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

Ole Magnus Svarva

Ole Magnus Svarva

Ole Magnus Svarva - Head Of Product Development

Ole Magnus Svarva serves as the Head Of Product Development of the company. Svarva has more than 20 years’ of experience with product development, management and project execution within the maritime industry. Recently in the maritime part of Kongsberg. Svarva has served in several board positions during his career. Ole Magnus holds a M.Sc. in Electronics from NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology).

Hand Gude Gudesen

Hans Gude Gudesen

  • Founder and inventor

Hans Gude Gudesen - Founder and inventor

Hans Gude Gudesen (Gude in short) is the founder of Ocean GeoLoop and the inventor of the company’s system solutions. Gude contributes to the company’s R&D activities and projects with new inventions and solutions and is the company´s driving force for disruptive innovation. Gude’s comprehensive experience in technology development and innovation, his disruptive mindset, his broad international networks, and his courage to tackle global challenges, constitute a constant source of inspiration for the company’s employees and a true asset for the culture of innovation in Ocean GeoLoop. Ocean GeoLoop was established as an offshoot of the research project Ocean, initiated by Gude in 2006.

Read more about Gude below:

 

  • Background as an archeologist, with focus on using archeological tools and methods to predict the future
  • Founder of 54 high-tech companies
  • Responsible for more than 800 national/multi-national R&D projects, in collaborations with 83 universities/R&D institutions/national labs

Selected research/patent areas (start date):

  • Multivariate pattern-recognition (1978)
  • Flat-panel computing devices (1979)
  • Multifunctional communication – Internet (1979)
  • Image/video compression (1980)
  • Dial-up modems/cable modems/satellite modems (1981)
  • Contextual search-storage-transfer, text/audio/still image/video (981)
  • Soft model/autonomous image/audio/video generation, from natural or artificial inputs (1983)
  • Multi-dimensional deterministic fractal geometry (1985)
  • Dial-up video conferencing (1986)
  • Video-on-demand (1987)
  • Conducting polymers (1988)
  • Optical memory (1990)
  • All-polymer transistors (1991)
  • All-polymer multi-layer computer chips (1991)
  • Stackable, anisotropic memory films (1992)
  • All-polymer, bendable computer displays (1993)
  • All-polymer D-RAM (1995)
  • Non-X-ray mammography (1997)
  • Smart-phones (1999)
  • Water-based, 24/7 electricity generation (2006)
  • Salt water mega-batteries (2008),
  • Biological particle filtration-sequestration-remediation, ocean based (2014)
  • CCS/CCU (2016)
  • Injectable, all biological skeleton materials (2017)
  • Organoid databases (2017)
  • Vertical ocean-circulation/oxygenation (2018)
  • DAC (Direct Air Capture of CO2), ocean based (2019)
  • Sea surface cooling (2019)
  • Nature-based air cooling/anti-global warming (2020)
  • CO2 ocean storage (2021)
  • Stackable, water-based, 24/7 renewable electricity generation (2022)
  • Mobile, 24/7 renewable electricity generation (2024)

Co-responsible for the Bergman scholarship Foundation, for scientists & artists, as the owner of the Bergman Estate, Fårø, Gotland (2009)

Board of directors

Anders Onarheim

  • Chairman of the Board

Anders Onarheim – Chairman

Anders Onarheim is the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Company. He has more than 30 years’ experience from the international capital markets, including 5 years with Goldman Sachs in London and 5 years with Merrill Lynch in New York and London and CEO of Carnegie ASA for 16 years. He has broad experience from board positions in listed companies, and is currently Chairman of the board at North Energy ASA and board member of Reach Subsea ASA. Mr. Onarheim is currently the CEO of BW LPG, a leading shipowner and operator of liquid petroleum gas carriers. Onarheim holds a BSBA and an MBA from Washington University of St. Louis and graduated in 1986.

Maren Hjort Bauer - Board member in Ocean GeoLoop

Maren Hjort Bauer

  • Board member

Maren Hjort Bauer – Board member

Maren Hjorth Bauer is an active investor, board member and advisor in the blue economy through her private investment company Fynd. She has played a key role in building a global ecosystem for blue economy startups globally. Bauer has invested into and supported 30+ blue economy startups with strategy, business development and fundraising leveraging her global network. She is the co-founder and former CEO of Katapult Ocean, Co-chair Seaweed for Europe, part of a working group for the UN Ocean Decade and advisor to several venture funds. Bauer has more than 15 years experience with background from McKinsey, Wallenius Wilhelmsen and Orkla. She holds a MSc from London School of Economics and a Bachelor from the Norwegian School of Economics. 

Martha Kold Bakkevig, board member in Ocean GeoLoop

Martha Kold Bakkevig

  • Board member

Martha Kold Bakkevig – Board member

Martha Kold Bakkevig is the founder and managing partner of MKOLD AS and a non-executive director of the public listed companies, Hexagon Purus ASA, Reach Subsea ASA. Edda Wind ASA as well as CapeOmega AS and BW LPG Ltd. Ms Bakkevig has extensive experience in strategy and business development, and a broad academic background with a doctor’s degree in both technical and business strategical subjects. She holds a PhD from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and a Doctorate in Economics from BI Norwegian Business School. Bakkevig has served two years as Chief Executive Officer of Steinsvik Group and ten years as Chief Executive Officer of DeepWell AS.

Morten Platou

  • Board member

Morten Platou – Board member

Morten Platou is currently a partner at the top-tier Scandinavian law firm Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS and is a specialist in the law firm’s tax and capital markets department. Mr. Platou has over 10 years of experience practicing as a lawyer, and advises clients on a regular basis on tax and corporate matters related to M&A transactions, restructurings and management incentive plans. By virtue of Platou’s extensive legal experience, he is also particularly trained in client management and relationship building. Mr. Platou holds a double Masters of Law degree from the University of Oslo in Norway and Georgetown University in Washington D.C., in addition to his business and administration degree from BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Norway.

Ole Rogstad Jørstad

  • Board member

Ole Rogstad Jørstad – Board member

In addition to being a member of the Company’s board of directors, Ole Rogstad Jørstad is the current CEO of his own investing company, K4 Invest AS. Since commencing his first job with KPMG, he has held several administrative roles in notable companies such as NOTAR, Veidekke Real Estate division (Startbo) and others. As per date, he is also the Chairman of several companies in Trøndelag, including, inter alia, the ELMAN Group. Currently he is also a member of the executive committee in The Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sport (NIF). Mr. Jørstad has educational background from, among other, the Oslo Metropolitan University in Norway.

Board member of Ocean GeoLoop, Ida Pernille Hatlebrekke Teien

Ida Pernille Hatlebrekke Teien

  • Board member

Ida Pernille Hatlebrekke Teien - Board Member

Ida Pernille Hatlebrekke Teien is the Director of Sustainability at Møller Mobility Group, one of Northern Europe’s largest automotive groups. She holds a degree in International Politics from Northeastern University in Boston and has 10+ years of experience in climate management and sustainability, both from international organizations and the private sector. Previously, she co-founded and served as the Managing Director of FOLK Oslo, an interdisciplinary innovation hub focusing on the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. In 2020, Ida initiated The Guide Against Greenwashing, which to date has over 500 signatories. She has served as the Chair of the Polytechnic Association for Sustainability and is a co-founder of the tech foundation Terravera. Together with Brita Staal she is a monthly contributing author in Teknisk Ukeblad.

Lars P. Sørvaag Sperre

  • Board member

Lars P. Sørvaag Sperre – Board member

Mr. Sperre has acted as Senior Vice President Corporate Strategy of Norske Skog ASA since 1 December 2018. Before this, Mr. Sperre functioned as Norske Skog ASA’s President and Chief Executive Officer for an interim period of approximately one and a half years. From 2006 to 2014, Mr. Sperre was part of the Norske Skog Group’s Legal Counsel and was Vice President Legal from 2007 to 2014. Prior to this, Mr. Sperre worked as an associate lawyer at the Norwegian law Firm Wikborg Rein Advokatfirma AS. Mr. Sperre graduated from the University of Bergen with a Cand. Jur. Degree in 2002 and obtained his practicing certificate in 2005. Mr. Sperre has extensive experience from international industrial operations and international development projects from his work with the Norske Skog Group, and he also has extensive experience with international capital markets and M&A activities.

How we work

Ocean GeoLoop consciously and actively works in a broad international network - in line with the model illustrated.

  • New, industrial partnerships are constantly being established, nationally and internationally. Through a set of pilots, the company has linked up an exciting and growing supplier network
  • The company has engaged key personnel from internationally recognized R&D institutions to assist with technology development in various phases
  • Through a total of 4 private placements the company has raised approximately NOK 360 million from national and international investor segments
  • The company works actively with and involves authorities, policy makers, clusters and business organizations
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Summer internship

Summer interns at Ocean GeoLoop 2023
The future of Ocean GeoLoop? Interns summer 2023.

Are you a student and want to shape the future of our planet? Ocean GeoLoop is always looking for new talent. This is essential for our goal of solving the challenges of our time.

Join our intern programme 2024!

News

NorFraKalk facilities
Investor news, News

Ocean GeoLoop: Strong preliminary results from the NorFraKalk study

Ocean GeoLoop AS today announces strong preliminary results from the ongoing NorFraKalk feasibility study. The results confirm the attractiveness of the company’s carbon capture offering to the quicklime and cement industry and provide significant commercial opportunities.

The test program at 25% flue gas CO2 concentration confirmed carbon capture rates exceeding 90% and product gas purity of 95%, enabling delivery of liquified CO2 above 99% purity. Ocean GeoLoop targets to provide corresponding data for energy consumption before summer.

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Front page of annual report for Ocean GeoLoop 2023
Investor news, News

Ocean GeoLoop: Annual report and 2023 financial results

Ocean GeoLoop AS today announces 2023 revenues of NOK 172.9 million, up from NOK 128.1 in 2022. The company entered the commercial stage during the year, and has in 2024 announced an Enova funded carbon capture project with NorFraKalk to make the company climate neutral.

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Ocean Gaoloop in meeing
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Ocean GeoLoop announces Enova funded carbon capture project with NorFraKalk

NorFraKalk and Ocean GeoLoop today announces the initiation of a potential large-scale CO2 capture project with the ambition to make NorFraKalk climate neutral. The lime and cement industry accounts for approximately a tenth of the world’s CO2 emissions and is one of the industries where CO2 capture is necessary to achieve the climate goals. The Enova supported carbon capture project aims to showcase the solution.

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Ocean GeoLoop: Quarterly business update 26 October 2023

Ocean GeoLoop AS today announces revenues in the third quarter of 2023 of NOK 118.4 million (Q3 2022:79.2). The company announced the successful 3,000-hours milestone for the point-source carbon capture pilot at Norske Skog Skogn, Norway, during the quarter. The company has thus entered the commercial stage, while in parallel initiating the company’s next generation carbon capture solution.

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Happy and energic cohort of student Joining the Loop!
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This year’s summer students Joined the Loop!

At OGL, we are genuinely interested in getting young people’s perspectives and input on what OGL is working on. Therefore, from the first year of operation, we have engaged students to “Join the Loop” and contribute to various activities and tasks.

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Investor news, News

Ocean GeoLoop. Financial results for the first half of 2023

(Verdal, 7 September 2023) Ocean GeoLoop AS (Ocean GeoLoop, OSE:OCEAN), the green tech company developing multifunctional environmental technologies based on nature’s own processes, today announces revenues in the first half of 2023 of NOK 83.2 million (1H 2022:45.7). The company subsequently announced the successful 3000-hours milestone for the point-source carbon capture pilot at Norske Skog Skogn, Norway, and is now ready to pursue commercial agreements.

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Ocean GeoLoop logo on top of wave
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Ocean GeoLoop: Announces successful 3000-hour carbon capture milestone

Ocean GeoLoop AS today announces the successful 3000-hours milestone for the point-source carbon capture pilot at Norske Skog Skogn, Norway, and is now ready to pursue commercial agreements.

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Ocean GeoLoop logo on top of wave
Investor news, News

Update on carbon capture development program

Our Carbon Capture technology is making solid progress towards commercial market launch.

We have run our industrial pilot plant at Norske Skog Skogn for 2000 hours and installed a scaled carbon Capture process installation in SINTEF’s premises in Trondheim. The long-term testing has provided further proof that the technology is most robust, also at industrial scale and conditions.

We gain new experience every day on how to optimize the technology, both at Skogn and Tiller. We have also developed a digital process model that allows for rapid extrapolation for various customers and customer segments.

“The development program yields solid results, and supports our expectations for industrial attractivity, scalability, process robustness and efficiency of the carbon capture technology. We look forward to intensify commercial activities with our industrial partners after summer,“ says Ocean GeoLoop CEO Odd-Geir Lademo.

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Maren Hjorth Bauer and Martha Kold Bakkevig
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We are excited to welcome our two new board members

We are excited to welcome our two new board members, Maren Hjorth Bauer and Martha Kold Bakkevig, to the Ocean Geoloop team!

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Employee images

Odd-Geir Lademo CEO at Ocean GeoLoop

Odd-Geir Lademo

Viggo Iversen CEO at Ocean GeoLoop

Viggo Iversen

Maria Hosen CFO at Ocean GeoLoop

Maria Hosen

Lars Strøm CPO at Ocean GeoLoop

Lars Strøm

Ove Lande CCO at Ocean GeoLoop

Ove Lande

Jan Arne Berg CCO at Ocean GeoLoop

Jan Arne Berg

Ole Magnus Svarva

Ole Magnus Svarva

Carlos Delgado, Chief Technical Officer in Ocean GeoLoop

Carlos Javier Delgado

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