Three reasons for choosing biogas

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To reach the United Nations’ Sustainability Goals, a growing number of people have started to use alternative sources for energy and fuel – one of them being biogas.

Naturally produced by fermenting organic waste, it is a renewable resource with much potential. You may have heard about cars or buses that depend only on liquefied natural gas, but did you know that biogas is more environmentally friendly than natural gas? Biogas is, in fact, one of the most attractive alternative sources of renewable energy.

We believe that biogas will be increasingly important in the future. Why? Here are three reasons for choosing biogas:

  1. It’s a smart resource
    When we use organic waste to produce biogas, we take advantage of resources that would otherwise be lost. For instance, instead of throwing out our food waste, we can utilize these leftovers by fermenting them and produce energy in the form of biogas.

    But it doesn't stop there, because it is not only our food waste that can be turned into green energy. Wastewater, sewage and animal manure are other organic matters that can be used to produce biogas.

  2. It’s environmentally friendly
    The EU has classified biogas as one of the non-fossil renewable energy sources that not only produces energy, but also helps improve the state of air pollution, the so-called greenhouse effect. This means that when biogas is produced the right way, it can actually help reduce the level of CO2 in the air!

    In addition, nutrients are recycled as fertilizer. This means that when producing biogas, both the main product (biogas) and the by-product (the nutrients) are highly useful and good for the environment.

  3. It’s cost effective
    When producing biogas, we use different kinds of waste that would otherwise be thrown away without being utilized. They are by-products of our daily lives, which means they are relatively easy to access – they are already a part of most countries’ utility-systems, like sewage and waste. So once a system for delivery to a biogas plant is in place, it is a smooth operation to turn our waste into green energy.

    This waste would have to be disposed of somehow, and by utilizing it in the production of biogas and recycling the nutrients, we help save our environment in the process. Biogas is a cost effective resource, especially when you include the Hyperthermics plant, which speed up the process and make it even more effective.


So, by taking advantage of organic waste and fermenting it, we can create renewable energy that will help reduce the CO2 level in the air. Biogas is a clean source of energy and fuel, with no net emission levels and environmentally friendly nutrients as by-product.

That’s why we call it: The green shift revolution.

Hyperthermics at ONS 2018

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As one of Norway’s most promising companies focusing on green energy, Hyperthermics will be attending the ONS conference in Stavanger from August 27 to August 30.

The ONS conference is known as one of the world´s most important oil, gas and energy fora, giving the delegates a peek into the future of the energy world.

As the first company in the world, Hyperthermics are producing renewable bioenergy from organic waste, by using ancient organisms capable of enduring extreme temperatures.

Innovation Norway recently selected Hyperthermics as one of the eleven most promising Norwegian companies focusing on green energy. As a result, Hyperthermics will be introduced to international industry representatives, as a part of “Next Energy by Innovation Norway” at the ONS conference in Stavanger from August 27 to August 30. The ONS Conference is a global energy meeting place, connecting international suppliers, operating companies and decision makers.

- By using methods already found in nature, our cutting-edge technology increases the production of clean and renewable energy. Naturally, we are very pleased to present our green solution to a range of international industry representatives. This gives us a unique possibility to meet up with potential partners and customers from all over the world, says Erlend Haugsbø, Head of Sales and Marketing at Hyperthermics.

You are welcome to attend our presentation on August 27 at 5pm, or come see us at our stand 9445 - and we´ll tell you more about our innovative green technology.

Program Centre Court:

http://www.ons.no/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Centre_Court_programme-ORIG.pdf

Oil reservoir bacteria creates renewable energy

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Microorganisms that helped transform dinosaurs and plants into oil millions of years ago have recently changed their menu. Now, Hyperthermics is serving them organic waste, which they transform into green energy, instead of oil.

Green license: In a new agreement, Equinor, the Norwegian energy company formerly known as Statoil, grant Hyperthermics access to their collection of ancient microorganisms collected from oil wells and oil related fields. These living organisms were a vital part in the creation of oil several million years ago. Now, they will be used in a new cutting-edge technology, where organic waste is transformed into green energy.

For years Equinor has collected countless strains of microorganisms from their oil reservoirs around the world. This unique collection has been a vital part of a large research project, where the goal is to increase the oil production rate. Now, Hyperthermics has been licensed to use the various strains to transform waste into sustainable biogas.

 

Searching for the most promising combination of bacteria 

- The agreement with Equinor gives us access to a large collection of different strains, which makes it easier for us to find the optimal combination of organisms to use when transforming biomass into clean, renewable energy, says Harald Nordal, CEO at Hyperthermics.

 

Faster and more efficient

Hyperthermics, from Ulsteinvik in Norway, is the first company in the world to use ancient organisms capable of enduring extreme temperatures in the production of bioenergy. Hyperthermics’ plant operates at 80 degrees Celsius, which speeds up the transformation process. Where traditional transformation of biomass usually takes days, this revolutionizing technology only needs hours.

- Microorganisms, especially those living on the seafloor or in oil reservoirs, are rarely studied. It is estimated that there are just as many organisms in one hydrothermal vent on the seafloor, as there is in the rainforest! This means we can discover a lot of interesting things when researching these microbes, and the fact that Equinor gives us permission to use their collection, is a vital contribution to the production of clean energy, says Nordal. The access to Equinor’s collection can also help significantly reduce the cost of converting biomass into renewable energy.

 

Using oil technology to create renewable energy

- We are enthusiastic about the use of our technology within the area of renewable bioenergy through Hyperthermics, says Henriette Undrum of Equinor. They represent an entirely new application and the agreement is a good example of how technology developed within the oil industry may find use within new areas. Equinor wishes the oil reservoir bacteria all the best in the future.

Hans Kristian Kotlar, former senior advisor in Equinor, is a member of the scientific advisory board of Hyperthermics. He was, prior to his retirement, responsible for the Microbial Enhanced Oil Recovery (MEOR) technology within Equinor.

During my time in Equinor, we collected interesting strains from around the world, including oil reservoirs. We took them back to the laboratories for characterization, in order to identify the most promising ones. Through this agreement Hyperthermics will be able to apply this knowledge and the strains to convert biomass into energy and associated products.

 

Innovation Norway selected Hyperthermics as one of the eleven most promising Norwegian companies focusing on green energy, and will introduce them to international industry representatives, as a part of “Next Energy by Innovation Norway” at the ONS fair in Stavanger from August 27 to August 30.