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Bjørnulf Østvik

Founder & CEO

Ecogensus

New York, NY, USA

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Bjørnulf Østvik’s Biography

Bjørnulf Østvik is the Founder & CEO of Ecogensus, a technology company focused on alternative energy, sustainable materials manufacturing, resource recovery and advanced recycling methods. Bjørnulf has over 15 years of experience in advanced technologies, energy infrastructure and engineering, and has a long history of fostering collaborations that further sensible energy and sustainability policies.

Bjørnulf founded Ecogensus in 2015, and the company quickly gained industry attention by developing new efficient and clean methods for recycling waste. Since its inception, the company has built a strong foundation in the alternative energy and sustainability space, which includes significant development and growth in the areas of waste management, sustainable building and 3D printing materials, and wastewater. Its leading product, the Rhino Recycler, a mobile advanced recycling system, is transforming the way people think about waste and has already yielded significant results towards its mission of ending garbage landfills and dumps.

Bjørnulf is also the Founder & CEO of VikingPeak...
Bjørnulf Østvik is the Founder & CEO of Ecogensus, a technology company focused on alternative energy, sustainable materials manufacturing, resource recovery and advanced recycling methods. Bjørnulf has over 15 years of experience in advanced technologies, energy infrastructure and engineering, and has a long history of fostering collaborations that further sensible energy and sustainability policies.

Bjørnulf founded Ecogensus in 2015, and the company quickly gained industry attention by developing new efficient and clean methods for recycling waste. Since its inception, the company has built a strong foundation in the alternative energy and sustainability space, which includes significant development and growth in the areas of waste management, sustainable building and 3D printing materials, and wastewater. Its leading product, the Rhino Recycler, a mobile advanced recycling system, is transforming the way people think about waste and has already yielded significant results towards its mission of ending garbage landfills and dumps.

Bjørnulf is also the Founder & CEO of VikingPeak Capital Group, a company focused on advancing technology development and transformative sustainable energy, natural resource and water infrastructure. With both companies, Bjørnulf is focused on changing how the resource management and recycling market operates and finding solutions for global environmental needs.

Previously, Bjørnulf was a Portfolio Manager at Lockheed Martin, a global security and aerospace company. He joined Lockheed with a desire to build programs that could achieve wider societal goals like energy security. He developed and led a range of energy and water programs, including for the U.S. Department of Defense and commercial customers. He also led collaborations with Sandia National Laboratory and the Joint Bioenergy Institute.

Bjørnulf holds a BA and MPA from Cornell University, and later earned a JD from The George Washington University Law School.
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Bjørnulf Østvik’s Newsfeed

Business Wire
Ariel Re Supports Ecogensus With Innovative Performance Guarantee Insurance

The insurance coverage puts the strength of Ariel Re behind the performance guarantees for Ecogensus’ processing capacity and fuel specifications

PR Newswire
Ecogensus Receives Notice of Allowance from European Patent Office for Waste-to-Fuel Process

Ecogensus announced that the European Patent Office's issuance of a notice that it intends to grant a patent for the Company's process of converting solid wastes into fuel.

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Bjørnulf Østvik’s Background

Ecogensus
Founder & CEO
Oct 2015 - Present
Hartford, CT, USA
Ecogenus is a world leader in cutting-edge technology committed to providing solutions for sustainable waste management. Bjørnulf is also the company's Chief Technology Officer.
VikingPeak Capital Group
Founder & CEO
Hartford, CT, USA
VikingPeak Capital Group is a diversified, privately held capital management company focused on developing alternative energy infrastructure using advanced technologies and market disruptive approaches.
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Previous Board Positions

i-GATE Development Corporation
Board of Directors
Livermore, CA, USA
i-GATE Development Corporation is a 501(c)3 organization focused on developing and providing facilities for start-up technology companies in the State of California.
National Energy Systems Technology (NEST)
Vice Chairman
National Energy Systems Technology (NEST) center is a joint collaboration between Sandia National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, U.C. Berkeley and U.C. Davis, and a number of other partners and host municipalities.

Philanthropy

World Wildlife Foundation
Partner In Conservation (Donor)
Washington, D.C., DC, USA
WWF works to sustain the natural world for the benefit of people and wildlife, collaborating with partners from local to global levels in nearly 100 countries.
The Nature Conservancy
Donor
Washington, D.C., DC, USA
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is a global environmental organization. Founded in 1951, The Nature Conservancy has over one million members globally as of 2021, and has protected more than 119,000,000 acres of land in its history.

Media

Ariel Re Supports Ecogensus With Innovative Performance Guarantee Insurance
Feature
Apr 2022
The insurance coverage puts the strength of Ariel Re behind the performance guarantees for Ecogensus’ processing capacity and fuel specifications. In addition to the performance warranty, Ariel Re and Ecogensus have also developed a project revenue protection program, which provides a seamless enterprise risk management solution.
Ecogensus device converts waste into solid fuel
Quoted
Jul 2020
Ecogensus' EGS-5000L product, designed to thermally treat waste and convert it into a fuel, “has exceeded key performance metrics” in energy consumption and processing capacity.

Academic Appointments

Cornell University | Johnson Graduate School of Management
Economic Analyst
Ithaca, NY, USA
The SC Johnson Graduate School of Management provides its students with a collaborative environment that celebrates limitless thought and the myriad ways that theory and real-world practice combine to give its students and alumni a world-class education for the 21st century.

Press Releases

Ecogensus Receives Notice of Allowance from European Patent Office for Waste-to-Fuel Process
Oct 2020
Ecogensus announced that the European Patent Office's issuance of a notice that it intends to grant a patent for the Company's process of converting solid wastes into fuel.
Ecogensus Spanning the Globe with Coal-Displacement Fuel Technology
Sep 2020
Ecogensus announced that it has been granted patents in several countries across Asia and South America. This includes a patent for its proprietary coal-displacement fuel in Indonesia – an important high value market and the world's fourth largest country.
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Bjørnulf Østvik’s Education

Cornell University
Master of Public Administration
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