Founded in 2008.
Blue Technology was founded in 2008, as a think tank by Brian Boserup with the ambitious goals to decarbonize the maritime industry and eliminate its need for ballast water. By 2017 we established an expert advisory board, and by 2018 Blue Technology matured into a company aiming to materialize its visions. Since then we received founding from The Danish Maritime Found for our proof of concept study, and new AB members have joined.
By the end of 2021 we completed a proof of concept study with positive results and by August this year we will start a 3 year Joint Industry Project, propelling us from a TRL3 to a TRL6, delivering a 24 meter demonstrator and a tender level design of the full scale. The 240 meter full scale container carrier (5000 teu) can be in service by 2028.
The people behind the project
Entrepreneurship, out of the box thinking, good understanding and respect of the ocean elements such as wind and waves.
Morten has an elaborate network in the maritime industry. He has more than 15 years of extensive design experience within the area of gearboxes, propellers and many other mechanical system for the maritime and off-shore industry. Morten is also a passionate sailor.
Lars has an industrial design degree from Coventry University and the creativity, ability to visualise ideas in many perspectives.
As a conference and maritime fair, Nor-Shipping aspires to be the most important international platform for collaborative innovation and improved sustainability of our oceans. Sofia holds a MSc in Chemical Engineering, an MBA in Shipping & Logistics, and an Executive Diploma in Technology Innovation from Haas Business School, UC Berkeley.
Niels Bjørn Mortensen
Most of his experiences are based on his active participation in IMO meetings and IMO expert groups.
He has, however, also been involved in EU matters as well as topics particular for USA and USCG. A vital part of his work was also writing reports and articles.
His background is Master Mariner and Naval Architect. Since mid-2015 he has also been acting as Expert Judge at the Danish Maritime and Commercial High Court (Sø- og Handelsretten) in Copenhagen. Niels joined the advisory board in 2017.
Lars Robert Pedersen
He has been actively involved in the policy debates at IMO on climate change regulation for more than a decade. Before joining BIMCO in 2010 he spent 26 years with A. P. Møller – Mærsk at sea and ashore in various positions in the technical organisation. Realising a de-carbonised shipping industry in the second half of the century requires radical changes to the way ships are designed, propelled and fuelled, and Lars Robert is keen to see projects realised which can showcase these changes.
Hans Otto Kristensen
He is active in the work in IMO on environmental issues and he has participated in the technical discussions at IMO on climate change regulation for more than a decade. Until 2016 he has been head of the maritime research activities at The Technical University and has had a position as senior researcher at DTU from 2007. Hans Otto Kristensen has also worked as naval architect and project manager at the Danish Navy and the ferry company Scandlines.
He has also been employed at The Danish Shipowners’ Association where he was also involved in the work in IMO on stability and environmental matters. In the beginning of his career Hans Otto worked as consulting naval architect over a period of 14 years where he gained huge experience in the design om many different ship types.
Søren Vinther Hansen
His is focused on performance optimization on all levels regarding vessel operations and especially with focus on environmental performance through introduction of new technologies.
Conor Fürstenberg Stott
Henrik O. Madsen
Since retiring from DNVGL he is focusing his efforts on research, innovation and sustainability, not least to develop a sustainable shipping industry. He believes in creating new and radically different concepts, which can inspire to find future proof solutions.
Stig Staghøj Knudsen
Stig has more than 10 years of experience working with fluid dynamics in a wide range of industries from ships to wind turbine design.
Beside a strong technical profile Stig is a keen sailor and has a great understanding of the physics behind sails and ship dynamics.
The ambition of Blue Technology is to develop solutions which eliminate many of today’s challenges and help the maritime industry on to a truly sustainable path.
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