ZEG Power Team

Kathrine Kværnæs Ryengen, CEO

Ms. Kathrine K Ryengen serves as the CEO of ZEG Power.

Ryengen has extensive experience with technology start-ups and from commercializing innovative business models and technologies for industrial applications. Prior to ZEG Power, Ryengen worked 9 years in Scatec startup companies, including Norsk Titanium, a successful, global leader within additive manufacturing of structural titanium components for aerospace applications, where she was part of the original startup team and served as VP Business Development. Prior to Scatec and Norsk Titanium, Ryengen spent a decade within the field of Technology and Management Consulting, working for various companies, including Accenture.

Ryengen holds a Master of Technology Management (MTM) from UNSW, Australia, and a Master of Industrial Economics and Mechanical Engineering from NTNU, Norway.

Jan-Tore Christiansen, CFO & BD

Mr. Jan-Tore Christiansen serves as the CFO and head of Business Development in ZEG Power.

Christiansen comes from a position as equity analyst in Sparebank 1 Markets. Previous engagements include extensive experience in capital management and financial analysis, amongst others from Sector Asset Management. Christiansen also has consulting experience from leading firms such as Artur Andersen/E&Y, as well as important start-up experience from founding and managing own company.

He holds a MSc degree (siviløkonom) from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration (NHH) in addition to a CEMS Master´s degree from NHH/ESADE (Spain).

Arnstein Norheim, PhD – CTO

Dr. Norheim serves as the CTO of ZEG Power.

Norheim has extensive experience from technology development and upscaling of various renewable energy production process plants, as well as from project management of both innovative and commercial technology. He has worked with a variety of thermal process technologies such as gasification, pyrolysis and combustion, in addition to electrochemistry and catalysis. Among other things, Norheim has been involved in the piloting of the ZEG technology in 2013-14, upscaling of Arbaflame’s black pellet technology, as well as upscaling and commercialization of Quantafuel’s PtL technology as the company’s CTO 2017-2018.

Norheim holds a degree in environmental physics from NMBU / DTU and a PhD in combustion engineering from NTNU.

Øystein Løken Mørch, Chief Project Officer (CPO)

Mr Mørch has 20 years background from the energy sector, including Aker Solutions, a leading player in their field. Mørch has gained extensive experience from supply chain management and project management of comprehensive projects throughout his career.

Mørch holds a Master in Environmental Engineering from NTNU and an MBA from INSEAD.

Margrethe Stenrød West, Senior Process Engineer

West has extensive experience with process design, optimisation and engineering within the oil and gas industry. She comes from a management position in KANFA AS where she worked as process lead for several studies, bids and projects and she was also involved in growth of the company from a start-up to an established market player.

West holds a Master of Science (MSc) from NTNU, Norway, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from La Trobe University, Australia.

Vidar Graff, Senior Process Engineer

Mr. Graff has 9 years technical background from oil and gas industry working for Aker Solutions and Equinor. Graff has comprehensive process and project experience from e.g. Johan Sverdrup, covering conceptual development, detail engineering, offshore commissioning and start-up.

Graff holds a MSc in Chemical Engineering from NTNU, Norway, with 1-year study abroad at Curtin University, Australia.

Christian Wik Høy, Senior Mechanical Engineer

Mr. Høy has extensive experience with R&D projects in the oil and gas industry. He has worked for Aker Solutions on multiphase pump technology and for FSubsea on development of world’s most powerful subsea magnetic coupling. His work spreads from conceptual design, detail engineering including flow and thermal analysis, manufacturing,  prototype testing and post-processing of test data.

Høy holds a MSc in Energy and Environment from NTNU,  Norway, with 1-year study abroad at University of California San Diego, USA. 

The ZEG Power Team – Extended

Nicola Di Giulio, PhD

H2 and CO2 technology expert

Øystein Ulleberg, PhD

Hydrogen technology expert

Arne Råheim, PhD

Technical Advisor & Inventor 

Suni Aranda, PhD

SER technology R&D adviser

Julien Meyer, MSc

SER technology R&D adviser

[Fotograf: Ann Kristin Støveren, www.futuria.no]