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Industry partners

For effective and trustful participation of industry on the CO2 Center and the Open Innovation in Science platform, the Novo Nordisk Foundation CO2 Research Center has engaged from the very start with a number of core industry members with experience in scale. These core members have research interests overlapping with the research themes in the CO2 Center.

The five partners are:

Aalborg Portland

World leader in white cement committed to reducing CO2 emissions per ton of cement by 30% by 2030.

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Haldor Topsøe

Global leader within carbon emission reduction technologies having introduced numerou high‐performing catalysts that play a pivotal role in most of the world’s refineries.

> Read more about Haldor Topsøe


World leader in industrial enzymes and biotechnology. Sustained in the life sciences‐based utilization of CO2. Significant expertise in carbonic anhydrase evolution for capturing atmospheric CO2.

> Read more about Novozymes

Nature Energy

Rising star within biogas and Power‐to‐X, Development of biogas plants and platform for upgrading biogas to grid‐level natural gas at scale.

> Read more about Nature Energy

Mærsk McKinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping

World’s largest shipping company, leading in the transformation towards Zero Carbon Shipping.

> Read more about Center for Zero Carbon Shipping


Leading the green energy transformation through vast investments in renewables (wind). Major operator of biomass energy plants. Important supplier of CO2 from biomass combustion at scale.

> Read more about Ørsted