Final Four - Young Entrepreneur Award 2019 @NOR-Shipping

Nor-Shipping has revealed the shortlisted candidates for the Young Entrepreneur Award. This year sees battle between innovators in aquaculture, bunkering, tourism and environmental clean-up.

We are soooo proud! This year we got 12 inspiring great nominees and the final four are all representing the innovation and the environmental challenge that we are all facing!

See below an extract from the NOR-Shipping official article:

"The final nominees represent the increasingly important segment of aquaculture (through Karoline Sjødal Olsen, CEO of Blue Lice), marine environmental clean-up (with Inty Grønneberg, CEO of Ichthion), bunkering and clean energy (the Connect LNG team of Magnus Eikens, Morten A. Christophersen, David M. Knutsen, Miriam E. Wennberg, and Stian T. Magnusson), and green tourism (in the form of Brim Explorer executives Agnes Árnadóttir and Espen Larsen-Hakkebo).

Olsen’s Blue Lice has developed a way of trapping sea lice before they can attach themselves to farmed fish, protecting stock and enhancing production efficiency.

The Blue lice concept

Ichthion has patented three technologies to extract plastics and other pollution from seas and rivers, with one solution utilising a marine turbine to actually generate electricity while simultaneously removing plastic.

Inty Grønneberg, CEO of Ichthion

Connect LNG’s breakthrough is in the form of its proprietary Universal Transfer System (UTS) – a jetty-less transfer system for LNG, liquid CO2 and hydrogen between ship and shore. UTS potentially resolves the biggest bottleneck in the clean energy value chain, enabling rapid rollout of energy infrastructure for the maritime industry.

Bunkering and clean energy

Lastly, the Brim Explorer team has developed an all-electric, aluminium and glass vessel design for green tourism in the Norwegian Arctic. The company is currently building the first of its silent running, zero emission 140 PAX ships.

Brim Explorer – a new vessel design for a new operator of Arctic passenger services in Norway.


The winner of the Award will receive a trophy from Norwegian Minister of Trade Torbjørn Røed Isaksen at a VIP ceremony attended by King Harald of Norway, alongside a host of international business and political leaders. Nor-Shipping’s Next Generation Ship Award winner will also be revealed on the day."