Circlia Nordic ApS is a privately held company, which was established in 2014 under the name Bio2Oil ApS. It’s founder, Ib Johannsen, has solid experience in chemical engineering and management acquired throughout his career in industry and academia.
Circlia Nordic is specialising in developing the hydrothermal liquefaction process, a known process which has not previously been profitable.
Circlia Nordic has acquired the central intellectual property rights to core aspects of the hydrothermal conversion process, especially related to minimizing pumping energy, increasing energy recovery and promoting a more well defined and efficient conversion process. The intellectual property rights are complemented by a range of new inventions for further improvement of the process with aim of reducing capital expenditure and operating expenses.
Circlia Nordic has a large international network and is presently involved in several national and international research grant applications and other projects such as: