Blue World Technologies in strategic collaboration with world-class university

Blue World Technologies collaborates with Aalborg University

From left Steffen Frensch – Development Engineer at Blue World Technologies and former PhD-student at Aalborg University, Department of Energy, Søren Knudsen Kær – Professor at the Department of Energy Technology at Aalborg University

At Aalborg University, the Department of Energy Technology has for the past two decades, taken an active part in research and development of the fuel cell technology, and both students and researchers come to the department from all over the world. Therefore, the university holds an intensive knowledge as well as the facilities for testing and optimising the core fuel cell components and systems. With an aim to produce energy efficient methanol fuel cell systems at a competitive price within the next couple of years, Blue World Technologies is deeply focused on the core technology of the fuel cell system and has now entered a collaboration with Aalborg University to strengthen the company’s research and development work.

“As a university, it is of great importance to have a close collaboration with the companies in the fuel cell industry that are working on the manufacturing and commercialisation of the fuel cell technologies. Collaboration with Blue World Technologies gives us a unique insight to the technical challenges and research needs related to methanol fuel cell system design for the transportation sector and to the setup of large-scale manufacturing,” Søren Knudsen Kær, Professor at the Department of Energy Technology at Aalborg University
Søren Knudsen Kær
Professor at the Department of Energy Technology at Aalborg University

Long history

In Aalborg, all the fuel cell activities have roots going back to Aalborg University, and at Blue World Technologies, two of the founders, CEO Anders Korsgaard and CTO Mads Bang, were amongst the first PhD students working on fuel cell technologies at the university creating the foundation for the continued fuel cell activities at the university.

“When working with cutting-edge technologies at an ambitious pace, it is very important to continuously improve and optimise our product and with our collaboration with Aalborg University we are strengthening our R&D-work."
Mads Bang
Chief Technology Officer and Co-founder of Blue World Technologies

The Blue World Technologies team currently counts 29 people whereas five, including the two founders, are former PhD-students specialised within fuel cell technologies from the Department of Energy Technology at Aalborg University.

Zero harmful emission in the transportation sector

91 % of the world’s population living in areas where the air quality exceeds WHO guidelines, and one of the larges sinners is the transportation sector. With a vision to retire the combustion engine, Blue World Technologies brings energy-efficient, cost-competitive methanol fuel cell systems to the market as a real green alternative. The Blue World Technologies’ fuel cell system is a range extender for a battery electric vehicle, providing a convenient driving experience with long range, fast refuelling with a liquid, non-pressurised fuel as well as zero harmful emission.


In October 2018 U.S. News & World Report published the report “2019 Best Global Universities Rankings” ranking Aalborg University Europe's best and the world's fourth best university within engineering.

Please see the press release in Blue World Technologies’ newsroom on MyNewsDesk, where related content are to find and a Danish translation of the press release.

Press contacts

Anne Kvist
Head of PR and Communication at Blue World Technologies
Mobile: +45 31 60 16 71

Søren Knudsen Kær
Professor at the Department of Energy Technology, Aalborg University
Mobile: +45 40 20 47 95

Press contact
Anne Kvist Head of PR & Communication at Blue World Technologies
Anne Kvist
Head of PR and Communication