Ýmir Technologies

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.

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
+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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Sigurdur Ingolfsson
Managing Director
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Asgeir Matthiasson
Design Director
+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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Asgeir Matthiasson
Design Director
asgeir@ymirtec.com
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Dr. Oddur Ingolfsson
Research Director
+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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Dr. Oddur Ingolfsson
Research Director
oddur@ymirtec.com
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Ari Stefansson
Technology Director
+354 858 1840
Ari comes to Ýmir with more than twenty years of experience in the green energy industry and innovative circular solutions: Leading and implementing large-scale projects in the field of geothermal energy, as well as the operation of power plants, piping of district heating system, portable water system and pumping stations. Most recently, Ari worked for 5 years at HS Orka as the project manager on a large research project where he led the drilling of Iceland’s deepest geothermal well and worked as a power plant manager at HS Orka's geothermal plants.
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Ari Stefansson
Technology Director
ari@ymirtec.com
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Saemundur Adalsteinsson
Mechanical Engineer
+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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Saemundur Adalsteinsson
Mechanical Engineer
saemundur@ymirtec.com
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Axel Johannsson
Product Director
+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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Axel Johannsson
Product Director
axel@ymirtec.com
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Ingolfur Sigurdsson
Technical Designer
+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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Ingolfur Sigurdsson
Technical Designer
ingolfur@ymirtec.com
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Kristinn Magnusson
Mechanical Engineer
+354 869 7544
After graduating from Reykjavik University in 2015 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Kristinn worked in the fishmeal technology industry before he joined Arctic Trucks, engineering performance modifications for 4x4 trucks. In 2019, Kristinn moved to Vancouver, Canada and completed a Master's degree in Engineering Leadership. After moving back to Iceland and testing the waters for a year with his own entrepreneurship, Kristinn joined ÝMIR Technologies. When Kristinn is not working, he is either lost somewhere in the Icelandic wilderness or planning his next adventure.
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Kristinn Magnusson
Mechanical Engineer
kristinn@ymirtec.com
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Sam Barton
Chemical Engineer
+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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Sam Barton
Chemical Engineer
sam.barton@ymirtec.com
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Bjorg Asgeirsdottir
Office Manager
+354 770 6115
Bjorg is an experienced sales and marketing person, with almost 10 years of experience in the sales field. She graduated from the University of Baltimore in May 2018, with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She started her Master’s program in August 2018 and graduated with a Master’s degree in Marketing in December 2019. After graduation, Bjorg took a job as an administrative assistant at Cambridge Wealth Management in Virginia. After 6 years in the United States, she moved back to Iceland and joined Ýmir Technologies in the fall of 2021.
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Bjorg Asgeirsdottir
Office Manager
bjorg@ymirtec.com
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Videos

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.

Product catalogues

Our product catalogues are available here, as PDF's, for downloading or viewing online.

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Ýmir in the news

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