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Ventum Dynamics Group AS
19.10.21

The official debut of the Ventum 3.0 turbine at EXPO 2020

Ventum traveled to Dubai for the EXPO 2020 to officially debut the V 3.0 turbine. Dag Olav and the personnel at the Norwegian Pavilion, who made this endeavor possible, received the team and set up the unveiling in the Norwegian Pavilion’s media room.

Dubai, 19.10.21

Christopher Bisset-Nielsen, our founder, and Wolfgang Krohn, our CEO, stood in front of a close-knit group of partners and associates that had joined us for this joyous occasion.

 

The veil was lifted to reveal a miniature replica of the turbine, which was used to explain the construction and function of the larger version placed outside the pavilion. 

 

The presentation had been anticipated for some time and provided Ventum Dynamics with an opportunity to exhibit the smaller model of the Ventum turbine for participants to interact with and ask questions of the turbine’s creators. Attendees included Daniel Hansen and Mette Hansen from OMNIA Global and an intimate group of the main investors.

 

We are appreciative to those who attended and invite you to join us in our quest to develop the production model that will support the global scaling of  clean energy for everyone.

 

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Dubai for the EXPO 2020 to officially debut the V 3.0 turbine

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Ventum Dynamics Group AS
12.10.21

Ventum & Empower sets a GLOBAL BEST PRACTICE standard for “Green Sustainable Energy”

Ventum Dynamics will produce turbines from 95% recycled materials and track and trace the materials using Empowers blockchain technology

Dubai, 12.10.21 Ventum Dynamics and Empower is creating a strategic partnership that will enable Ventum to obtain complete, immutable tracking data from multiple material sources – plastic, steel, wood etc. – to finished product thereby showing to every single turbine customer where their turbine’s recycled material is coming from.

The agreement brings together innovative sustainable energy solutions with material tracking technology. The parties will leverage blockchain technology to track all stages of a material’s life cycle in real time, from the initial cleaning process of materials. Each stage is validated and stored in the immutable blockchain-based ledger of the material certificate.

 

As a result of the collaboration, Ventum will bring to market wind turbines that are made of 95% recycled and repurposed materials and that again are fully recyclable. Setting a new global best practice standard for “Green Sustainable Energy”, where not only the energy production is sustainable, but also every part of the wind turbine itself.

 

“We love to work with people that are devoted to creating both sustainable products and sustainable businesses,” said Wilhelm Myrer, the CEO & Founder of Empower. “Partnering with Ventum Dynamics is as such at the core of what we are passionate about, using new business ideas and technology to shift from a linear to a circular economy.”

Customers and distributors of Ventum Dynamics will now be able to easily access detailed information about the materials used in their turbine by scanning a unique QR code attached to each turbine.

 

“This is the future. A wind turbine for flat roofs, off-grid locations, and organizations that assist people in times of crises. There are ample opportunities, and the more renewable energy turbines we deploy globally, the more plastic we remove from the oceans while providing green energy. This is what motivates me and my team. Partnering with Empower is critical, as they assist us in tracking the materials and demonstrate where in nature the plastic has been removed from” said Christopher Bisset-Nilsen, founder of Ventum Dynamics, from the Norwegian Pavilion at World Expo 2020, where the turbine is released.

 

About Ventum Dynamics

Ventum Dynamics is a forward-thinking energy company providing solutions for distributed and off-grid energy generation and is committed to embrace sustainable and circular practices to not only provide renewable but also sustainable energy technology.

 

About Empower

Empower provides a digital infrastructure for the circular economy. Tracking materials from production or collection into new products and several life cycles. Empower partners with companies that want to take action and do something that has a real, measurable and traceable impact on the environment.

 

 

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Changing the world from a rooftop

“How many rooftops are there on our planet? A billion?”

Christopher Bisset-Nilsen, founder of the company Ventum, leaves the question hanging for a moment before continuing: “The number of flat roofs alone is simply enormous – largely on account of commercial buildings, factories, office blocks and so on. And all these acres of space are currently used for nothing at all!”

 

This is precisely what Christopher and his colleagues at Ventum Dynamics are committed to doing something about. After years of development and testing, they are now ready to launch a globally unique product in the power sector: horizontal wind turbines, designed to capture the latent energy to be found on the top of buildings. The idea is for the Ventum wind turbines, often in combination with solar energy, to enable owners of both commercial buildings and private residences to generate their own electricity – anywhere in the world. And there is already a huge global interest in the product.

 

Perfect timing

“To date, we’ve signed letters of intent for the delivery of more than 250,000 units,” relates Christopher. “We’re seeing interest from heavyweight commercial property owners and developers who have spotted the potential in Ventum which, combined with solar panels and a battery bank, opens the door to 24/7 power generation, neatly eliminating the issue of instability. 

 

This autumn, companies and households all over Europe are facing a steep increase in their energy prices.

 

“The timing couldn’t be more perfect,” adds Christopher. “Look at the situation in Europe today. Fuel shortages, gas suppliers going bankrupt – and coal-fired production making a comeback in the UK! We know that global energy consumption is set to double over the coming 30 years, primarily on account of population growth and people moving into the cities. At the same time, we’re facing these huge climate challenges. The ink has barely dried on the alarming report from the UN climate panel and global warming is a genuine, tangible issue – and new, green solutions will demand huge volumes of electric power.”

 

The boy in the wind

Christopher Bisset-Nilsen has lived a life influenced by the wind from pretty much every perspective. He was born in the maritime town of Haugesund, grew up on the windswept island of Utsira in the mouth of a fjord facing the North Sea, and he lives in the southwestern lowland area of Norway.

 

“I became interested in the opportunities inherent in the wind from an early age. Utsira was the first place in Norway to install wind turbines that were connected to hydrogen batteries. That was back in 1992; I was 13 years old and found it hugely exciting!”

 

Having completed a Master’s degree in management and economics, Christopher found employment in the oil industry. He then moved into the world of finance, but a couple of years later he’d had enough. “I simply couldn’t handle the moral approach, the ethics,” he says, without elaborating.

 

The next sector he tried was HVAC, where he worked with sales, management and finance for ten years or so. And so it was that late in 2016, while he was standing with a colleague on the roof of a building in wind-blown Jåttåvågen, just south of Stavanger, the idea came to him.

 

“At that time, the newspapers were filled with debate and discussion about the construction of wind farms in our beautiful, unspoiled countryside, so I jokingly suggested that it would be better to put them up here on the roof,” recalls Christopher.

 

Horizontal and brilliant

The thought stuck and simmered in his mind for a few days. Christopher then mentioned his idea to an acquaintance at the Sikorsky company, who immediately asked: “Who says wind turbines have to stand up? Why can’t they lie flat, like a helicopter’s rotor blades?”

 

Eureka! Christopher contacted a technical designer and commissioned a series of sketches. He then had a prototype constructed, the first version of his invention. “I named it the ‘Death Star’. I’m an old Star Wars fan, you know!”

 

The prototype was thoroughly tested both indoors and out, and the results were promising. However, product development is a costly pursuit, so it wasn’t until Christopher teamed up with a former acquaintance, Wolfgang Krohn, that the project really picked up pace.

 

“Wolfgang organised the financing necessary for us to continue our work. We developed a version 2.0, ran some new tests, and gradually came to realise that this was an idea with a vast potential.

 

There was still room for improvement, however, and with the assistance of a specialist in commercialisation – and following a little more adjustment and testing – Ventum is poised to unveil its version 3.0, happening at The World Expo.

 

“We’ll still have to make a few minor adjustments, but we’re ready to launch Ventum on the European market in early 2022. We’ll then, also in 2022, be looking to the United States. We’re already in dialogue with some heavyweight operators there, looking at a solution that could see Ventum being sold through 2,000 outlets,” reveals the founder.

 

Building on centuries of Norwegian Hydropower expertise

Christopher makes no secret of the fact that he’s proud to be able to continue a Norwegian tradition for innovative energy solutions. For centuries, the Norwegian people have tamed the power of falling water; today it is the gods of the wind who are to be tamed.

 

“Oh yes, Ventum is a completely Norwegian initiative. And production will be sited here, on our home turf. Moreover, I’m proud to say that the Ventum concept is green through and through,” affirms Christopher.

 

“The fibreglass used for conventional wind turbine blades cannot be recycled, so exhausted material has to be used as landfill. In contrast, every single Ventum wind turbine is made of recycled material: ships’ hulls and plastic from the sea, for instance. What is more, the plastic is labelled with a QR code so you can see exactly where the materials come from in the world – 100% traceability!”

 

The genius of the Ventum solution is that it generates power precisely where it is to be used. This means there’s no need to connect it up to a power plant, there’s no need to dig ditches and channels, and there are no unsightly power lines through woodland and over meadows. Nor is there any energy loss due to transport.

 

“This solution is about as eco-friendly as it gets. Moreover, it’s silent, it’s easy to install and it creates no visual disruption.”

 

Concerned and humble

Christopher is optimistic when it comes to the company, but simultaneously expresses his concern about the condition of the world.

 

“I’m terrified by what we’re doing to our planet. I look at my two boys aged 6 and 8 and ask myself: What’s left for them? What kind of world will they inherit?

 

“I want to help change our way of thinking. COVID-19 has forced us all to make a new start; for example, we’ve realised that not all meetings need to be presential, and that we can fly less. We’ve seen how fast Mother Nature responds to change: more white-tailed eagles, more whales, animals appearing in urban settings. So actually doing something does make a difference!”

 

Even though Ventum Dynamics is eyeing the start of an industrial fairytale, Christopher still takes a balanced view on the role his idea can come to play.

 

“Ventum isn’t the entire solution for the future. But we do want to make a significant contribution. We were the first to bring this technology to the market, and that’s something in and of itself. Both as a stand-alone and together with operators in the solar energy industry, we’re in a position to create a unique, sustainable solution for the energy needs of the future,” he concludes.

 

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EMPOWER AND VENTUM DYNAMICS

Ventum has entered a partnership/collaboration with Empower to enable customers to obtain information about the sources of all materials used in our turbines and to hold ourselves accountable for material use and transparency.

 

Empower leverages blockchain technology to track all stages of a material’s life cycle in real time, from the initial cleaning process to the finished product.

Each stage is validated and stored in the immutable blockchain-based ledger of the material certificate. 

 

By utilizing the Empower platform, Ventum is able to acquire complete, immutable tracking data following materials from diverse waste sources all the way to the completed product.

 

After the tracking of materials for one product is completed, Empower can issue a Product Passport for each individual turbine.

 

The Product Passport enables customers to view the complete story of their turbine by scanning a unique QR code associated to the product.

 

The Product Passport for the Ventum Turbine prototype will be available later in October.

We are thrilled to embark on this journey with Empower, a forward-thinking company with big aspirations.

Into the global market with OMNIA

We are happy to introduce OMNIA Global as our strategic partner. OMNIA is facilitating VDGs entry into the global market and assisting in building our growth strategy

 

OMNIA is a company with an entrepreneurial mindset, who we see as a great match for VDG as both companies share the goal of helping people and planet while earning a profit.

 

OMNIA Global is an entrepreneurial family office specialising in alternatives, listing of companies, private to public investments with use of innovative finance and leverage within structured finance.

 

The company was founded in 2009 by entrepreneur, Daniel Hansen as an innovative and non-traditional family office, which focuses on investing in like-minded businesses and people through transparent partnerships.

 

We are thrilled to embark on this journey with a company that shares our vision and values.

Old steel, new energy

Ventum Dynamics is working on developing a renewable and sustainable wind turbine.


Most renewable technologies today are using virgin materials, materials that cannot be recycled, and materials that can be ethically questionable due to their method of extraction and processing.

 

Ventum is embracing a circular model and focuses on using recycled and re-used materials for the turbine. This includes steel cut from old shipping boats and platforms such as Greenyards  provides.

 

For the purpose of finding the best solutions for the turbine VDG drove down to Feda to meet with Tor Sverre Hansen to discuss a collaboration between VDG and GreenYards.


Green Yard recycles ships and rigs environmentally friendly in compliance with applicable national and international agreements and legislation.

 

Their recycling method ensure that both occupational and environmental responsibilities are addressed responsibly. The majority of recycling occurs indoors to limit emissions into the environment. Modern and innovative tools with low emissions contribute to a pleasant working environment with less noise and dust.

 

Greenyards is in compliance with the Hong Kong Convention (HKC), EU ship recycling standards (EU SRR), and the Basel Convention.

 

EU Ship Recycling Regulation (EUSR) Hong Kong Convention (HKC) (EU SRR)

 

We are looking forward to collaborating with Greenyards and together move towards a more circular energy sector.

A new window of opportunity

Meet our new Working Board Member Carsten Sennov

Our vision is “Clean Energy for Everyone” and a grand vision requires great people.      

 

Carsten Sennov is our newly appointed Working Board Member for Ventum Dynamics Group. 

 

Carsten Sennov brings to Ventum Dynamics an extensive international experience in strategy and execution and will add strongly to our team in achieving the goal of becoming market leader in the renewable energy sector by 2025. 

 

Quoting Carsten Sennov, “We have unique and cost-effective wind turbine solutions that will improve our global environment through remarkably sustainable energy production. The market is huge and the opportunities are endless. Now the primary task is continuing to secure the best global partners within distribution and supply in order for us to roll out our solutions to our current and future clients even quicker.”

 

Carsten Sennov brings a wealth of international experience from Asia (Operations Director for Gartner Measurement Asia Pacific and Japan based out of Sydney), Europe (Director Operations & Execution, Co-driver for Bisnode International Region with 15 markets) as well as Denmark (COO for Cap Gemini). Carsten Sennov has built two international companies from the ground up and as a management consultant helped leaders and teams increase performance working with transformation and turn arounds. Carsten Sennov has been an expert on E-business, Measurement & Best Practice and personal development. In the latter field, Carsten Sennov is the co(author) of 12 books. 

 

Carsten motivates and communicates from a base of respect and trustworthiness and is, with his can-do-attitude and positive energy, a great addition to our team.

 

It is with great honor that we welcome Carsten Sennov to the Ventum Dynamics leadership team as we continue our drive towards clean energy for everyone. 

 

See you in DUBAI

Ventum featured at the Norwegian pavilion.

 

Ventum will be featured in the Norwegian pavilion at the EXPO 2020 in Dubai UAE. We will have an exhibition model of the Ventum 3.0 turbine that will be featured on the grounds of the Norwegian pavilion. We honour our role at the pavilion to increase the nation’s presence at this year’s Expo and help showcase the strides Norway is making in innovation and sustainability. #northoftheordinairy 

 

Last week our own CEO and Owner Wolfgang Krohn travelled to Dubai to visit the pavilion to experience the greatness of Norwegian ingenuity. We are steadily working in tandem with the onsite building coordinators to prepare the site for Ventum’s arrival and installation. As the opening days near we stand proud for our nation and humbled for Dubai´s hospitality. 

Pioneering Sustainable Ocean Solutions

The Norwegian pavilion is based on the overarching theme of the Ocean. The oceans hold the key to reaching many of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, focusing on SDG 14, to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development. Norway is a pioneer in technology-based sustainable solutions for the ocean within energy, aquaculture, fisheries, shipping and the maritime sector. We want the world to know what Norway has to offer in terms of innovations, research and applied technologies within these industries.

 

Read more here https://norwayexpo2020.no/

 

Expo 2020 Official Events Page

With so much to see and do at Expo 2020, you’ll be planning your next trip before you’ve finished your first.

Expo 2020 Events 

 

Teaming up with Inwind/IKM

 

Ventum Dynamics Group continues its stride in impacting the transition towards a more circular and low-carbon global economy. While on this mission, we are proud to announce the collaboration with Inwind/IKM Group. 

 

This agreement is headed by Ståle Kyllingstad (CEO/Chairman of IKM) a respected leader and industrial force both national and international and our own Wolfgang Krohn (CEO/Partner of VDG). The cooperation will give way to setting up a new production company (VDG Production) that will be equipped with the immense knowledge and experience from Inwind/IKM to provide the best quality of our product for our end users.

 

We would like to sincerely thank Ståle Kyllingstad and Inwind/IKM for embarking with us on our steady approach towards the global stage, offering new solutions to lessen issues of global energy sustainability.  

 

 

 

Renewable energy is the only way forward

The battle humanity is waging against the corona virus is only the preliminary round, and after that, we have a much bigger and stronger opponent waiting for us, called the climate emergency.

The Economist’s regular cartoonist, KAL, summed it up neatly in his cartoon last week: the battle humanity is waging against the corona virus is only the preliminary round, and after that, we have a much bigger and stronger opponent waiting for us, called the climate emergency. That some people still may think that something as objectively and scientifically proven is still up for debate could be seen as one of the greatest achievements of the fossil fuel industry. It’s not. It’s the greatest threat to human life.

Pollution affects us all, very much so. In addition to being responsible for some seven million deaths annually, it makes us more vulnerable to all kinds of respiratory diseases, including, of course, those caused by viruses such as SARS-CoV-2, which could also become seasonal and repetitive. Not only do we know that we need to fix this problem: we also know that not doing so is killing us, and we now have a pressing example of this.

Electricity generated by fossil fuels accounts for 25% of harmful emissions in the world, while manufacturing and transport, also big consumers, are responsible for 21% and 14% respectively. If one change could have a major impact on the climate emergency, it would be the pivot to renewable energy. And the news in this regard could not be more propitious: the two fundamental components needed to do so, solar panels and batteries to store energy, are subject to economies of scale that make them increasingly efficient and affordable.

The economics of renewable energy are well known. Years ago, it was only competitive when backed by government subsidies. Now, the situation has been reversed: while oil companies receive more than $5 billion dollars each year in government subsidies, they bribe politicians who oppose environmental legislation, and they have no problem finding banks to lend them money, renewable energies are already cheaper than oil, gas or coal, a fact that should consequently change the global energy landscape. Microsoft’s ambitious plan to offset all emissions produced by the company’s activities throughout its history is driven by a desire to implement that kind of change.

Renewables accounted for 72% of new energy sources installed in 2019, backed by investments that could achieve returns of 800%. Coal, on the other hand, is a money-losing machine, and its economics are as toxic as its emissions. Reconstructing the energy supply map of a country, even those in the developing world, has never made more sense. Even a major coal producer like Australia plans to make huge savings from falling costs of renewables, and estimates that 90% of its energy supply could be based on solar and wind energy by 2040 without charging consumers to pay for installation. Norway aims to electrify all its domestic flights by 2040. Some oil companies are now investing in solar energy, partly as greenwashing, but partly just because it is profitable.

The United Kingdom has just gone for a record 23 days without using coal to power electricity generation, while American states like Iowa, Virginia and others are rethinking their plans, based on using renewable energy. The Democrats want to include action against climate change in the response packages to the coronavirus crisis, and are considering funding 30 million solar roofs across the nation.

Changing the world’s energy map seems like a costly thing to do, but in practice, it is cheap, especially if we factor in the disasters caused by fires, hurricanes, floods and so on. If we include the cost of treating the diseases it causes, or if we simply put a price on the viability of the human species as a whole, it’s clear that pivoting to renewables is a no-brainer.

A post-pandemic economic reconstruction based on restructuring the energy map makes sense. We know we have to do it, and we know the reason we haven’t done it so far is because it challenges the interests of a powerful few. The time has come to abandon outdated concepts, to change our mindset, and to put the use of renewables at the top of our list of priorities.

By: Enrique Dans av FORBES.com

Ventum Dynamics AS