Parliamentary politician Camilla Fabricius (S) has visited Circlia Nordic to hear about the technology where biomass is converted into crude oil. A technology that had her excited
By Camilla Kjærgaard Olesen
In just 15 minutes, the biomass has been converted into crude oil.
That announcement clearly impressed the parliamentary politician Camilla Fabricius (S) when she was visiting Circlia Nordic.
She was introduced to what the company stands for and how its technology can help create a greener and more sustainable future. For an hour and a half, she listened with interest to the director Ib Johannsen as he explained how the facility works and what his mission is.
Open towards new
“What is it that I have to fix? “, asked an attentive and focused Fabricius, to which Ib Johannsen replied, among other things:
“It would be great if politicians were more open towards new technologies. For example, there is plenty of waste biomass worldwide for us to produce enough crude oil for planes and ships. We need help to get our product across barrier of critical mass, because there is no doubt that the we have the winning technology in this field. It would be fantastic if we could get some support so that we can make a huge difference for our society within a short timeframe” said Ib Johannsen.
Camilla Fabricius was thrilled with Circlia Nordic’s technology.
“Ib has answers to many of the challenges we have in relation to, among other things, wastewater and residual products. I am concerned that we are discharging wastewater sludge onto the agricultural fields, and I will definitely take this meeting to the Minister of Environment, Lea Wermelin. I think it’s very interesting that his plant, for example, can be connected to a sewage treatment plant,” she said and continued:
“We need liquid fuels, whether we want it or not, and we must not close our eyes to new technologies. This system is smart because it is simple and clear, and the fact that there are no odor and noise nuisances is a plus. This means that it is also easier to get facilities built as a part of the democratic process, and I know that from my time in the Aarhus City Council. It is something that the citizens are very keen on.”
Ib Johannsen was also delighted that Fabricius took the time to come by.
“It is exciting to gain an insight into the political process. I am delighted that there is good support for the technological journey we are on and, together with that, for solving the overall societal challenge we are facing. It is important that we focus on how we can handle the major environmental and supply challenges that exist in society. It’s about finding good solutions quickly – not in 10 years, but as soon as possible,” he said.
Ib Johannsen hopes that Camilla Fabricius will help to work on providing the right opportunities so that Denmark can handle waste biomass and the production of sustainable energy in a good and fast way, both on a national and global stage.