Empowering generations with clean energy forever, is the vision of Nel. Our technology allows people and businesses to make everyday use of hydrogen, the most abundant element in the universe.
Nel is a global, dedicated hydrogen company, delivering optimal solutions to produce, store and distribute hydrogen from renewable energy. We serve industries, energy and gas companies with leading hydrogen technology. Since its foundation in 1927, Nel has a proud history of development and continual improvement of hydrogen plants. Our hydrogen solutions cover the entire value chain from hydrogen production technologies to manufacturing of hydrogen fueling stations, providing all fuel cell electric vehicles with the same fast fueling and long range as conventional vehicles today.
Why we believe renewable hydrogen will be number 1 in the future:
- The world needs a new energy carrier to replace oil and gas
- Hydrogen is the element with the highest energy density
- Through electrolysis hydrogen can be produced from water and renewable energy
- Access to renewable energy is practically infinite
- The electric grids do not have the capacity to handle the entire future energy demand alone
- The demand for stable energy supply diverge from the fluctuating nature of renewable energy production in general
- Renewable energy production depend upon intermediate storage
The first small electrolyser installation at Norsk Hydro, Notodden, Norway. Testing for pure hydrogen to fertilizer production
The largest installation in the world of water electrolysers at Rjukan, Norway, with a total hydrogen production capacity exceeding 30.000 Nm3/hour, from hydropower
Starts up a second large scale hydropowered electrolyser plant for supplying hydrogen to ammonia production, in Glomfjord, Norway
Complete redesign of the electrolyser unit, forming the basis for today’s atmospheric electrolyser from Nel
Our renowned electrolyser technology made available for other companies and other industries
The world’s first electrolyser supplier to provide non-asbestos alkali electrolysers
Our first pressurised electrolyser introduced to the market
Nel opens the world’s first publicly available hydrogen fueling station in Reykjavik, Iceland
Nel becomes the first 100% dedicated hydrogen company listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange
Nel acquires H2 Logic, adding world leading hydrogen fueling technology to the product portfolio
Initiates construction of the world’s largest manufacturing plant for hydrogen fueling stations, with a capacity of 300 units per year
Nel group management
CEO of the Ferncliff Group. Martin Nes has a law degree from the University of Oslo, and also holds a Master of Laws degree from University of Southampton, England. He previously spent several years with the Norwegian law rm Wikborg Rein, working in both the Oslo and London of ces, and with the shipping law rm Evensen & Co. Mr Nes has extensive corporate experience and is chairman and/or a member of the boards of several listed companies, including SD Standard Drilling Plc, Aqualis ASA, Nickel Mountain Group AB, Saga Tankers ASA and Weifa ASA.
Øystein Stray Spetalen
Øystein Stray Spetalen is the chairman and owner of the investment rm Ferncliff TIH AS. He is an independent investor, and has previously worked for the Kistefos Group as an investment manager, as a corporate advisor at various investment banks, and as a portfolio manager for Gjensidige Forsikring. Mr Spetalen is a chartered petroleum engineer, educated at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He is a Norwegian citizen and resides in Oslo, Norway.
Eva Dugstad is Innovation promoter and Special adviser at the Institute for Energy Technology (IFE) and holds a Cand. Pharm. degree from the University of Oslo. Her previous appointments include the position as President for IFE from 2010 – 2016, Vice President of IFE and Research Director for Sector Nuclear Technology and Physics. From 2002 – 2003, Dugstad worked with quality assurance in NMD, and from 2000– 2002, she worked for Photocure AS and was responsible for the pharmaceutical development of a new product in the cancer treatment eld. Ms Dugstad has been involved in various committees and boards in both the public and private sectors.
Jan Christian Opsahl
Mr. Opsahl, born in 1949, is the Owner and Chairman of Dallas Asset Manage- ment. He was the Founder, President and Chairman/ CEO of TANDBERG ASA from 1988 to 2010 at which point the Company was sold to Cisco Systems Inc. for 19.4 billion NOK. He was Chair- man of TANDBERG Television ASA from 1989 to 2007, and President/Chairman of Tomra Systems ASA from 1986 to 2008. He was Vice Chairman of Kom- plett ASA from 1996 to 2004 and REC Solar from 2013 to 2015 and is currently a Board Member of NEL Hydrogen asa. He has lived in total 25 years in Argen- tina, Brasil, UK and the USA.
Mr. Opsahl holds a degree in Business and a Diploma in Computer Science, both from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. He is also a Sloan Fellow from London Business School/M.I.T. He is an elected member of the Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences.
Anne Marie Gohli Russell
Anne Marie Gohli Russell has been with NEL Hydrogen (Norsk Hydro Electrolysers) since 1986. In the period 1986 to 1993, she worked as a secretary in the project department. From 1993 to 1998, she was a senior secretary and transport coordinator. From 1998 to 2013, she was employed as a purchasing manager, and has been a logistics manager for the company since 2013.
Kristin Hellebust is the CEO of Nordisk Film Shortcut AS and has previously been CEO of Storm Studios AS and a Lawyer in Selmer DA. Hellebust is currently a board member of Saga Tankers ASA.
Mr. Mogens Filtenborg is the Owner and Director of the investment and consultancy company Zuns ApS. Mr. Filtenborg joined Vestas Wind Systems A/S in 1997 and served as its Executive Vice President, Member of Management Board and Director of Operations/Chief Technology Officer of Vestas Wind Systems A/S until 2005; Managing Director of SKOV A/S from 1992 to 1997; Production manager of SKOV A/S from 1986 to 1992. He serves as Chairman of the Board in DEIF A/S, Heta A/S, OJM A/S and Sonne A/S. He serves as a Director of the Board in Kemp & Lauritzen A/S, Niebuhr Gears A/S, Frontmatec A/S and Fleksi A/S. He is former Director of H2 Logic A/S and a number of other companies. Mr. Filtenborg is educated at the University of Aalborg, Denmark as an engineer. He is a Danish citizen and resides in Sunds, Denmark.
Did you know?
Hydrogen is amazing
- You can drive up to 130 km powered by one kg of hydrogen
- One kg of hydrogen replaces 10 kg of diesel/petrol
- Hydrogen cars output nothing but water