A bridge to the future

Norway's investments in renewable energy will change the world.

Ethanol is a type of biodiesel that you're probably familiar with - it's the same alcohol found in spirits! However, bioethanol is a renewable resource that you can create using agricultural feedstock, like sugar cane and potatoes. With recent advances, though, it's also produce bioethanol using algae! 


Methanol has progressed a long way since the days of its production by the destructive distillation of wood. It's now sustainably produced alongside other biofuels, such as ethanol. It represents a more affordable, available way for individuals, organizations, and countries to reduce carbon.

Wood gas is less well known than its other biofuel counterparts, but as the new kid in town, its potential has to be truly tapped. By burning down things we already have available, like woodchips and sawdust, we're able to produce an abundance of wood gas and reduce our reliance on petroleum.


Wood Gas

Biodiesel is used to refer to renewable fuels that can be burned in a diesel engine. Biodiesel is most often made from the oil extracted from a variety of plants, such as peanuts or soybeans, although it can also be made from animal fats. Vegetable oil needs treatment before it can be burned.


 Norway World Leaders in Renewable Energy 

Norway’s commitment to renewable energy has led to it possessing the world’s first airport to supply biofuel in vast quantities. Between March 2015 and March 2016, Oslo’s airport supplied 2.5 million gallons of biofuel. The EU has set a target for 3.5% of all aviation fuel to be biofuel by 2020. 

Norway has dropped investments in coal companies because of their negative impact on climate change. Norway secured one of the world's biggest climate wins on June 2015. The Parliament decided that the Norwegian Government Pension Fund (the oil fund) is to divest from coal burning and coal producing companies. The decision means about $8.5 billion USD will be divested from coal companies.

Norway is a pioneer in renewable energy and has set ambitious targets for more sustainable energy use. By 2020, Norway aims to reduce emissions of greenhouses gases by 30 percent and to increase the renewable share of total energy consumption to 67.5 percent, which is the highest renewable share in Europe.