Installation of Ventum Turbine version 3.0 in Sola, Norway.

Out of the house, into the wind

The Ventum 3.0 turbine was successfully relocated from our headquarters to Sola on Friday, October 29th.

We successfully relocated the V 3.0 prototype to Sola on Friday, October 29th, and placed in a designated location for optimal wind and weather exposure. Everything was set up and installed on the day, and the turbine’s official testing and data collection has begun.

 

The location was chosen for its high exposure to wind and the prospect of leaving the turbine in place for an extended length of time.

 

This is real-life testingrather than controlled testing in a wind tunnel, so the turbine will remain in Sola for at least two months. The data acquired during the testing will be utilized to specify the turbine’s output at various wind speeds and to aid in the efficiency improvement of the present design.

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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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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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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.

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