Renewable industries senior executive Heinz Felder joins Njord Carbon as CTO

Heinz Felder has joined Njord Carbon as its new Chief Technology Officer. Njord Carbon, a joint initiative between Verdane and Södra, is currently developing and commercialising high-quality large-scale permanent carbon removal projects (BECCS).

On 1st of February 2024, Heinz Felder formally joined Njord Carbon AB as the new CTO. With his background as Senior Vice President at Stora Enso, leading its BECCS developments, he brings critical competence in Nordic forestry and technology as well as proven leadership.

“I am very happy to welcome Heinz onboard as our first CTO, as he has all the relevant experience that we could have hoped for in such a role. He will be involved in all relevant parts of our business including setting up the technical solutions along the value chain as well as working directly with CDR customers,” commented Jon Andre Løkke, CEO of Njord Carbon AB.

Njord Carbon is currently signing up global front runners as carbon removal credit customers (CDRs). Njord Carbon paves the way to build a value chain that collectively will permanently remove massive amounts of CO2 soon, and at an affordable price point.


Heinz Felder, CTO at Njord Carbon AB, commented: “I’m thrilled to join Njord Carbon. I love to work with new business and technology development in the bio-industries, and, yes, contribute a bit to making our planet a greener and better place.”

Erik Osmundsen, Partner at Verdane, commented: “We are excited to see Njord Carbon’s progress over the past year. This shows it has an important role to play in the nascent but emerging Nordic BECCS industry, and we look forward to continue supporting the growing team at Njord Carbon.” 

About Njord Carbon

Njord Carbon’s purpose is to help enable the transition towards a sustainable world by making high-quality carbon removals available at scale and at an affordable price point. Through its constituent partner organisations, Njord Carbon will offer certified and permanent carbon dioxide removal credits. By separating out and permanently storing CO2 originally captured by growing trees, Njord Carbon stands at the forefront of tech-enabled negative emissions – and goes beyond others that simply reduce emissions from existing industrial processes.

For more information about Njord Carbon

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About Verdane

Verdane is a specialist growth investment firm that partners with tech-enabled and sustainable European businesses. Verdane funds hold over €5.7 billion in total commitments and have made over 400 investments in fast-growing businesses since 2003. Verdane’s team of over 140 investment professionals and operating experts, based out of Berlin, Munich, Copenhagen, Helsinki, London, Oslo, and Stockholm, is dedicated to being the preferred growth partner to tech-enabled and sustainable businesses in Europe.

About Södra

Founded in 1938, Södra is Sweden’s largest forest-owner association, with 51,000 forest owners as its members. We conduct modern and responsible forestry, and operate state-of-the-art mills in which we process our raw material. Through value-generating relationships and a long-term approach, Södra shows the way for the next generation of forestry.

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