Olvondo Tech Joins Forces with Tetra Pak for Sustainability!



We are delighted to announce that Olvondo Technology is contributing to Tetra Pak’s ground breaking ‘Factory Sustainable Solutions’ initiative!


As a key contributor, our HighLift™ heat pump technology will play a significant role in Tetra Pak’s efforts to optimize energy and water consumption for Food and Beverage producers. This collaboration is a testament to our commitment to sustainability and innovation. Together, we’ll be making significant strides in reducing carbon emissions and operational costs across the industry.


At Olvondo Technology, we believe in the power of collaboration to drive meaningful change. We’re proud to be a part of this transformative journey with Tetra Pak, working towards a more sustainable future for all.


Read more about Tetra Pak’s Factory Sustainable Solutions and Olvondo Technology’s role within the initiative here.


Read about the HighLift heat pump’s role in the initiative here.



Heat Harvest: Leveraging Data Centre Surplus for Sustainable Industry


Every day, significant resources are squandered due to unutilized surplus heat, commonly known as waste heat. Data centers exemplify this issue as power-intensive facilities that generate substantial surplus heat, which often remains untapped. Despite the immense heat output, little is done to harness it, primarily due to the low temperature of the heat emitted, presenting a challenge in its utilization.

Let’s turn the tables on wasted heat from data centers. Instead of letting it dissipate, why not use it to fuel industry and spark job growth? With existing technology, we can efficiently capture this surplus heat and repurpose it for industrial processes. It’s time to think smart and harness this heat for meaningful progress.

Surplus heat from a data centre typically maintains temperatures around 35 – 50oC. Such heat is difficult to utilise directly. By using industrial heat pumps already in use in Norway and abroad, surplus heat can be converted into process heat up to 200oC. This type of thermal energy is valuable and widely used in industrial processes, such as the food industry, distillation processes in the chemical industry, or the drying of fish and animal feed.

When large data centers spring up in Norwegian municipalities, the conversation often revolves around the potential job opportunities they bring. Imagine an industrial park adjacent to a data center, capable of supplying process heat reaching temperatures of up to 200°C. Such a setup would undoubtedly be appealing, attracting additional industrial ventures. By fostering industries linked to data centers, we could generate a multitude of jobs, surpassing the employment potential of the data center alone. Moreover, by tapping into surplus heat, we can achieve circular energy utilization—a critical objective highlighted by policymakers. This aligns with the imperative need for extensive electrification to facilitate our transition towards a greener future.

The use of industrial heat pumps can be a triple win for energy saving. In an article in DN (Dagens Næringsliv- a Norwegian business-focused newspaper) on March 1st this year, research director at Sintef, Petter Egil Røkke, writes that all the electricity used in a data centre becomes heat, and further, that 25% of the power used by the data centre goes to cooling this heat. Cooling is a by-product of a heat pump. By using industrial heat pumps, you get both process heat and cooling for the data centre, in addition to other industrial jobs.

However, as Røkke accurately highlights, public authorities should employ both incentives and sanctions to ensure that companies requiring heat are located alongside businesses possessing substantial heat surpluses, incorporating a cost-benefit analysis for the utilization of surplus heat.

We don’t need to let Google waste heat in Skien, as Røkke fears. If we use Sintef’s calculations on Google’s planned data centre establishment in Skien, 25% of the energy will be used for cooling. This means that the mentioned heat pumps could have reduced 25% of the power consumption. That is a lot of valuable power saved. This way, we can avoid Google’s facility in Skien becoming an energy drain.

The technology stands ready, awaiting the determination to deploy it. Municipalities hosting data centers hold the key to a critical choice. Embracing this technology means embracing efficiency and resourcefulness. Anything less would be a misstep—both financially and environmentally. The choice is clear: let’s seize the opportunity to harness valuable power, paving the way for a smarter, more sustainable future.



Advancing Energy: Olvondo Tech at Energimässan 2024!


Explore the forefront of sustainable energy solutions at Energimässan 2024, where Olvondo Technology will be exhibiting from the 22nd-23rd May! This exhibition at Kistamässan in Stockholm, Sweden, gathers over 250 industry-leading exhibitors, providing the latest information and proven solutions for carbon-neutral and renewable energy production, energy efficiency, energy self-sufficiency and security, and energy recycling. Engage with a wide array of actors from across the energy sector, and join the conversation driving towards a greener, more sustainable future.

Make sure to visit us at booth E:19, where we’ll be showcasing our innovative high temperature heat pump, the HighLift, and demonstrating how it can help you achieve your climate objectives.

We look forward to meeting you there!



Empowering Sustainability: Olvondo Technology signs agreement with Tetra Pak


Olvondo Technology is delighted to have signed an agreement with Tetra Pak, a world-leading food processing and packaging solutions company. Working closely with customers and suppliers around the world, Tetra Pak provides safe, innovative, and environmentally sound products that each day meet the needs of hundreds of millions of people in more than 160 countries. This collaboration is a testament to the groundbreaking innovation offered by Olvondo Technology- the HighLift heat pump. The heat pump technology plays a pivotal role in decarbonization efforts by efficiently recycling thermal energy, reducing reliance on fossil fuels, and minimizing carbon emissions in industrial processes.


The agreement encompasses a service and equipment purchase arrangement for Tetra Pak’s clientele, aligning with the integration of our HighLift heat pump into their advanced processing equipment. This collaborative effort reflects our commitment to advancing sustainability initiatives within the global food and beverage sector and matches Tetra Pak’s ambition to enable customers to reduce their environmental footprint through optimised energy solutions.


A key objective of this collaboration is to prioritize customer-centric initiatives for environmentally conscious practices and improved energy efficiency. Together, we are committed to empowering our customers to adopt environmentally sustainable solutions, driving positive change in the food and beverage industry.


This strategic agreement signifies a pivotal move towards industry-wide decarbonization. By pooling our strengths, we’ll deliver innovative solutions prioritizing customer needs and championing sustainability, aiming to set new industry standards. This collaboration fosters change and inspires, reshaping the food and beverage industry to empower customers in a climate-conscious world.


Olvondo Technology looks forward to collaborating with Tetra Pak to advance climate initiatives and sustainability in the food and beverage industry. Together, our collaboration aims to be a beacon of change, driving toward a greener, more sustainable future for the planet.



Olvondo Technology Partners with AdTherM for Sustainable Thermal Innovation


Olvondo Technology is pleased to announce our partnership with AdTherM, for a project dedicated to advancing thermal processes in industry. AdTherM focuses on improving experiments and models to develop thermal industrial systems. The goal is to establish a knowledge-based process for sustainable energy conversion, heat management, and energy recovery. This collaboration aims to drive innovation in manufacturing processes, with Olvondo Technology contributing expertise in high-temperature industrial heat pumps. Stay connected for the latest updates on our AdTherM journey!