To drive the ambitious plans of industrialising the high-temperature PEM fuel cell technology, Søren Rødkjær Nord Larsen, has joined Blue World Technologies as Chief Operations Officer.
On 1 April 2022, Søren Rødkjær Nord Larsen joined Blue World Technologies as Chief Operations Officer. Appointing a COO when the company began to scale up its production has been part of the plans since Blue World Technologies was founded. Søren is taking over from Mads Bang, who besides being Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer, took the role of interim COO throughout the early stages of the company. With an aim to commercialise the methanol fuel cell technology through industrialisation, the primary focus areas during the first years of Blue World Technologies have been product development and production technology. In 2021, the company built up the fuel cell factory in Aalborg, Denmark, and successfully managed to insource the production of all the key fuel cell components. Later this year, Blue World Technologies will launch series production and with further scaling, they expect to reach a production capacity of 500 MW within a couple of years. The production will include component production of membrane, electrode, and separator plates, together with the assembly of fuel cell stacks, methanol reformers, and methanol fuel cell power units.
Søren Rødkjær Nord Larsen has close to two decades of production experience from large international manufacturing companies and a degree in production management. Most recently Søren held a position as Factory Manager at Alfa Laval, and he will now take charge of streamlining and upscaling the fuel cell production at Blue World Technologies. As COO, Søren will join Blue World Technologies’ corporate management team.
Especially the aim to industrialise the technology by launching series production and the further scaling of the fuel cell production was what attracted Søren to Blue World Technologies:
In addition to the joining of Søren Rødkjær Nord Larsen as COO, the Blue World team has been further strengthened with Christian Winther, Partner at Vaekstfonden, and Michael Wellenzohn, Chief Sales Officer of DEUTZ AG entering the Blue World Board of Directors.