ON Power Partners With Zipcar

Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, has launched its car sharing service in Reykjavik, Iceland, and partnered with ON Power to make electric vehicles available (EVs) as part its services.

Members will have access to a range of vehicles including Hyundai’s i10 and Nissan’s Leaf EV for shopping or seeing family and friends without having to worry about the costs of fuel, insurance or parking charges. The first access points will be at Reykjavik University and The National University Hospital of Iceland.

ON Power operates a network of fast-chargers for EVs around Iceland. „EVs are the future of transportation. ON Power is a pioneer in building the infrastructure of sustainable transport in Iceland, and we are delighted to take this positive step with Zipcar and Reykjavik University,“ said Áslaug Thelma Einarsdóttir, ON Power´s Managing Director of Consumer Markets.

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Geothermal Exhibition Opening Hours during Holiday Period

Please note that the Geothermal Energy Exhibition at Hellisheiði Geothermal Power Plant is open every day from 09:00-17:00, except for these dates over the Holiday Season:

Saturday 24 December 09.00-12.00

Sunday 25 December - Closed 

Monday 26 December 09.00-12.00

Saturday 31 December 09.00 - 12.00

Sunday 1 January - Closed

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Bjarni Már Júlíusson appointed CEO of ON Power

ON Power´s Board of Directors have appointed Bjarni Már Júlíusson as CEO.

Since 2014, Bjarni has been the Managing Director of Technical Development at ON Power, having joined Reykjavik Energy in 2012. He holds a B.Sc. in electrical engineering and an MPM in project management. Before joining Reykjavik Energy and later ON Power, Bjarni worked as project manager for the Icelandic Power Company/Landsvirkjun Power.

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What To See

The Exhibition is presented via interactive multimedia installations, wall displays and presentations. It allows visitors to examine Iceland‘s geothermal energy utilization in a clear and illuminating fashion. Our staff is at hand to guide visitors through the exhibition. A comprehensive look into geothermal utilisation, the exhibition includes:

  • a view of the turbine rooms
  • a short film about the origins of geothermal energy
  • an interactive presentation of the production process
  • an extensive collection of rocks & minerals
  • and much more!

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Fast and secure sequestration of CO2

The CarbFix project at ON Power‘s Hellisheidi Geothermal Power Plant has received international prominence following a publication on its findings in Science magazine. Mineralization of CO2 proves to be much faster than previously thought.

It is possible to permanently store CO2 as minerals in basaltic rocks and over 95% of CO2 injected is mineralized within two years, instead of centuries or millennia as previously thought. These are the conclusions of an article published today in Science, one of the most widespread and best known science journals in the world. The article focuses on the CarbFix project that has been in progress at Hellisheiði power plant since 2007.

Following the scientific magazine‘s publication on June 10th 2016, various prominent media outlets covered the project, including New York TimesThe Guardian and Washington Post.

The main author of the article is Jürg Matter, one of many scientists that have worked on the project. The project manager is Dr. Edda Sif Pind Aradóttir, a scientist at department of R&D at Reykjavik Energy (OR). OR has been the main sponsor of the CarbFix project since its beginning. Numerous scientists, skilled workers and technicians from OR have participated in the project, and at later stages, personnel from ON, OR’s subsidiary.

A primary goal of the CarbFix project is to apply the natural CO2 mineralization process already observed in basaltic rocks. Reducing industrial CO2 emissions is considered one of the main challenges of this century. By capturing CO2 from variable sources and injecting it into suitable deep rock formations, the carbon released is returned back where it came from instead of releasing it to the atmosphere.

To address this challenge, the CarbFix project is designed to optimize industrial methods for mineralizing CO2 in basaltic rocks through a combined program consisting of, field scale injection of CO2 charged waters into basaltic rocks, laboratory based experiments, study of natural analogues and state of the art geochemical modeling. A second and equally important goal of this research project is to generate the human capital and expertise to apply the advances made in this project in the future.

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