Putting waste
to work
Ýmir Technologies specializes in developing and manufacturing waste-to-value solutions based on patented processes that put profitable sustainability and affordable regulatory compliance at the forefront.
Putting waste
to work
Ýmir Technologies specializes in developing and manufacturing waste-to-value solutions based on patented processes that put profitable sustainability and affordable regulatory compliance at the forefront.
Our technologies
We currently offer a value generating solution for processing animal by-products, whether at the industry source or as part of municipal waste management. In addition, several innovations in the pipeline are dedicated to serving a range of municipal and industrial clients treating household waste and producing biofuel from waste.
Profitable Sustainability
As regulatory requirements are refined and demand ever greater effort, technology becomes an increasingly crucial factor in sustainable waste management. Ýmir is a resourceful partner for clients in bringing their operations into full regulatory compliance and future-proofing workflows for prospective changes. These solutions are comprehensive in that they account for revenue generation to create truly cost-effective systems and economic sustainability.
The Future of Waste-to-Value
Equipment built and designed by Ýmir is already providing clients with results that meet or exceed performance specifications. The modules efficiency in practical applications establish a strong basis for future innovation.
Modular Solutions
Our solutions are designed as fully customizable modular bolt-on units, which can be integrated into existing workflows to start generating value for clients immediately. Our team is experienced in dealing with a range of situations and eager to adapt the processes for client-specific needs.
Innovation from Expertise
From physical chemistry and energy engineering to project finance, the expertise behind Ýmir Technologies represents a wide range of specialist knowledge and decades of professional experience. Our mission is not only offering technology, but also bringing the pieces of the puzzle together to create the most favorable value-proposition in each case.
Sigurdur Ingolfsson
Managing Director
sigurdur@ymirtec.com
Sigurdur Ingolfsson
Managing Director
sigurdur@ymirtec.com
+354 664 0840
Before co-founding Ýmir Technologies ten years ago, Sigurdur worked for 15 years in banking, risk management and project finance, notably leading the financing of a number of international environmental projects on behalf of the Nordic Investment Bank in Helsinki. Before starting his banking career, he studied philosophy, mathematics, history, poetics and economics at the University of Iceland, the University of Paris (VIII) and Moscow State University.
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Saemundur Adalsteinsson
Mechanical Engineer
saemundur@ymirtec.com
Saemundur Adalsteinsson
Mechanical Engineer
saemundur@ymirtec.com
+354 843 8244
After graduating from the Marine Engineering College of Iceland, Saemundur served as chief engineer aboard ocean liners and fishing trawlers as well as working in a mechanical workshop. He lived in Denmark for a decade before moving back to Iceland and joining Ýmir Technologies in 2012.
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Dr. Oddur Ingolfsson
Research Director
oddur@ymirtec.com
Dr. Oddur Ingolfsson
Research Director
oddur@ymirtec.com
+354 894 6464
Oddur is a professor of chemistry at the University of Iceland and a co-founder of Ýmir Technologies, as well as CRI, a company providing industrial-scale loops for converting waste CO2 streams into methanol. After earning his PhD from the Free University in Berlin he worked in industrial and technological research in Japan and the US and as the QC manager of a drug company.
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Ari Stefansson
Technology Director
ari@ymirtec.com
Ari Stefansson
Technology Director
ari@ymirtec.com
+354 858 1840
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Asgeir Matthiasson
Design Director
asgeir@ymirtec.com
Asgeir Matthiasson
Design Director
asgeir@ymirtec.com
+354 898 5927
Before co-founding Ýmir Technologies, Asgeir worked as a marine engineer, ran an independent engineering and design consultancy and represented a major international equipment provider in Iceland. He also participated in the design and construction of many of Iceland's most significant fishmeal plants and sewage treatment plants.
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Axel Johannsson
Product Director
axel@ymirtec.com
Axel Johannsson
Product Director
axel@ymirtec.com
+354 825 8161
Axel comes to Ýmir with an extensive management and product development background in the food processing engineering industry. Most recently he worked for 15 years as production manager for Marel, a leading food processing technology developer.
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Ingolfur Sigurdsson
Technical Designer
ingolfur@ymirtec.com
Ingolfur Sigurdsson
Technical Designer
ingolfur@ymirtec.com
+354 664 0845
Ingolfur is self-taught in CAD software and creates working drawings and full technical drawings under the supervision of the design director. Before joining Ýmir he obtained a year of hands-on experience at a landfill site working for SORPA, the greater Reykjavik area municipal waste management association.
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Kristinn Magnusson
Mechanical Engineer
kristinn@ymirtec.com
Kristinn Magnusson
Mechanical Engineer
kristinn@ymirtec.com
+354 869 7544
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Sam Barton
Chemical Engineer
sam.barton@ymirtec.com
Sam Barton
Chemical Engineer
sam.barton@ymirtec.com
+354 763 9537
Graduating with a chemical engineering degree, Sam worked for 8 years in oil refining both in Australia and London. In 2016 he moved to Reykjavík to complete a masters degree in sustainable energy engineering at Reykjavík University. Since graduating Sam has joined the team at Ýmir Technologies.
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Bjorg Asgeirsdottir
Office Manager
bjorg@ymirtec.com
Bjorg Asgeirsdottir
Office Manager
bjorg@ymirtec.com
+354 770 6115
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Product catalogues
Our product catalogues are available here, as PDFs, for downloading or viewing online.
Video
A short video about the production of sustainable second generation fuel.
In collaboration with ÝMIR technologies, Reykjavík MSW Management Company SORPA will soon be embarking on a project involving large-scale production of sustainable second generation fuel from more than 8.000 tons of slaughterhouse waste annually. The greenhouse gas savings of this venture alone will match the sudden introduction of 1.500 electric cars on the streets of Reykjavík, but at a fraction of the investment cost.
A video from our partners at Terra, about closed loop recycling.
Our closed loop process is complex in its design but simple in its concept. The used cooking oil is collected by our partner at Terra and transferred in bulk to our recycling facility, where Ymir produce’s the Biodiesel which meets the strict EU specification EN 14214. The Biodiesel is then delivered back to Terra by our partners at Olís, and Terra uses the Biodiesel to fuel their fleets. This means our closed loop customers are able to fuel their vehicles on very low carbon biofuel made from the same oil they collect.
Logo download
Logos for use by our partners are available here for download in various formats (e.g., for print and web use). When selecting a file, please select the version suitable for your project. Unless specified otherwise, the files are formatted as PDFs.