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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.