GC Rieber VivoMega Operations now runs on 100% renewable energy

Published: 4-Apr-2024

The company has implemented an electric steam boiler to power its omega-3 processing facilities

GC Rieber VivoMega has announced that its three omega-3 facilities are now fully supported with 100% renewable energy. Over the past several months, the company has implemented an electric steam boiler to power its marine and microalgae omega-3 operations.

The boiler has an initial output of 7.5MW and is prepared for a doubling should the need be present.

With this implementation, GC Rieber will supply its factories with 25GWh of steam annually to produce its top-quality marine and vegan omega-3 concentrates. 

“The energy supplied comes from our green hydropower plants and replaces our oil boiler that burned fish oil for energy. This means that the fish oil we burned previously can instead be repurposed into the food chain to produce fish feed and that GC Rieber VivoMega emissions will be vastly diminished,” said Frode Jenssen, COO of GC Rieber VivoMega. “In the next few years, we seek to only consume green energy from biodiesel and electricity and discontinue fossil fuels. We are extremely proud of this additional investment to further our dedication to sustainable and environmentally friendly practices.”

In Norway, nearly all electricity production comes from renewable resources, with hydropower being the primary source. Hydropower is renewable, clean, reliable and flexible. It produces no air pollutants and shows the lowest greenhouse gas emissions of all power generation technologies.

The GC Rieber VivoMega boiler is a standing cylindrical, fully welded steam boiler built in accordance with PED 2014/68/EU.  

Implementing this steam boiler aligns with the 140-year-old company’s guiding principles: Natural resources should be passed on to future generations in the same or better condition than when we found them. 

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