Sigurd Koldste


Friday, Ib Johannsen joined Jim Lane and DigestConnect for a talk on the opportunities of biocrude and hydrothermal liquefaction. During the lightning round, Steve Csonka of the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative also joined. It resulted in an interesting talk, which is now available online! You can find it on […]

Guesting DigestConnect #25!


bio to oil - what we offer
MassChallenge Switzerland 2020 Finalist!   We are among the finalists in the MassChallenge Switzerland 2020 accelerator programme! From a pool of more than 1,000 applicants, Bio2Oil ApS is among the 89 finalists chosen after 2 rounds of judging. The judges represented executives, investors, academia and serial entrepreneurs. The finalists come […]

MassChallenge Switzerland 2020 Finalist!


RENESENG 2 logo
Currently, we have the please of hosting Georgios Panayiotou (PhD student at the National Technical University of Athens) at our offices in Aarhus as part of the RENESENG 2 project. Georgios will visit us for the next six months as part of the staff exchange programme included in the project. […]

Hosting RENESENG 2 staff exchange



Square by night in Brussels, Belgium.
Back in late November, our CEO Ib Johannsen participated in an expert workshop on hydrothermal liquefaction in Brussels, Belgium. The workshop was hosted by five European research projects (HyFlexFuel, WASTE2ROAD, 4refinery, NextGenRoadFuels and Heat to Fuel) in collaboration with the Norwegian National Centre Bio4Fuels. The overall goal for the workshop […]

Expert workshop on HTL in Brussels


Planewing seen from an aeroplane
Recently, the final report from the ATM project (“Assessment of likely Technology Maturation Pathways for biojet production from forest residues”) funded by the Green Aviation Research and Development Network (GARDN) and Boeing was released. The final report concludes on a set of studies that set out to assess the potential […]

Results from the GARDN ATM Project are in!


Bio2oil IVS is involved in several projects for the scale up of the HTL technology and is open to new collaborations...
Earlier this year, Bio2Oil ApS was awarded an InnoBooster grant by Innovation Fund Denmark. We had pitched a project for further developing and validating our novel heat exchanger concept – a key component in getting the highest possible efficiencies in a hydrothermal liquefaction plant. With this project we are aiming […]

Bio2Oil ApS awarded an InnoBooster grant




bio to oil - what we offer
During its latest round of applications, Ib Johannsen has been awarded the InnoFounder Experienced grant. The round initially featured more than 600 applications, from which 60 were selected for the second stage. From here only 43 has been awarded the grant. The InnoFounder Experienced grant is a newly developed track […]

Awarded the InnoFounder grant


The RRB15 conference in Toulouse
This week Ib Johannsen was an invited speaker at the 15th edition of the annual “International Conference on Renewable Resources and Biorefineries” (RRB15) in Toulouse, France. During the conference, he gave a talk on: “Small and highly efficient hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) units for scalable mass implementation in biomass conversion”. During […]

Guesting the RRB15 conference



Bio2oil IVS is involved in several projects for the scale up of the HTL technology and is open to new collaborations...
Already in the 1920s, the concept of using hot water and alkali catalysts to produce oil out of biomass was proposed. This later served as the foundation of what is today called hydrothermal liquefaction or HTL. Hydrothermal liquefaction gained interest among researchers in the 1970s during the oil embargo, and […]

A brief history of hydrothermal liquefaction