About H2Cluster

What we do

H2Cluster – The Norwegian Hydrogen Cluster is a national cluster. The aim is to strengthen the position for our partners by facilitating collaboration

  • amongst our partners
  • across sectors/ market segments
  • through the entire value chain
  • with regional/ international clusters and organizations

H2Cluster is working on several projects aiming to accelerate the development of new business opportunities within the hydrogen industry.

Our main market areas
We’re Quite Multi-Disciplined

Our main market areas

Production, storage and distribution

Industrial applications

Transport & Maritime

Stationary Applications

Hydrogen in the energy system

World leader


The Norwegian hydrogen industry is a world leader in technology, business models and solutions for the production, transport, storage, application and export of hydrogen.

Innovation arena


The hydrogen cluster’s mission is to create a national innovation arena where companies collaborate on innovation, competence building, market development and positioning.

Increased value creation

Our main goals

Increased value creation among the companies in the Hydrogen cluster, through intensified cooperation on R&D, competence enhancement, business models, market development and positioning nationally and internationally.

The people behind H2Cluster

Meet the team


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Bjørn Ottar Elseth

Cluster Manager

Bjørn Ottar har lang fartstid fra arbeid med raketter, avansert teknologi og teknologioverføring. Han har jobbet tett med energisektoren og har vært ansvarlig for å fremme kommersiell utnyttelse av satellittdata. Bjørn Ottar har også erfaring fra European Space Agency og Telenor Satellite.

Bjørn Ottar er glad for å komme til Kjeller Innovasjon og ser frem til å lede H2Cluster videre.
- Norge har muligheter for bruk av hydrogenløsninger i alt fra subsea, transport på vei og til havs, i luften og i verdensrommet og i generell industri. Samtidig har vi store industrielle muligheter innen hydrogenproduksjon og for utstyrsleverandører. Det blir utrolig spennende å jobbe med partnermedlemmene i industrien for å realisere nye prosjekter, forteller han.

- Globalt skjer det mye spennende på hydrogen-området, både innen FoU og industri, så internasjonalisering og posisjonering av Norge innen hydrogen blir viktig. Også ser jeg frem til et godt samarbeid med Norsk Hydrogenforum, avslutter han.

Albert Buer

Business Developer

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Hanna Risnes (on leave)

Business Developer

MSc in energy and environmental engineering and background as a consultant in energy and project manager in construction and building services. Graduate from the Norwegian School of Entrepreneurship / UC Berkeley. Now working to grow the Norwegian Hydrogen Scene.
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Linda Bay

Communication manager

Linda Bay is Head of Communication at Kjeller Innovation. She has several years of marketing and communication experience within innovation, recycling and environmental business as well as IT consultant and the software industry.

The Steering Committee

Kathrine Ryengen

member of the steering committee

Currently serving as the CEO of ZEG Power.
Key experience is within technology start-ups and from commercializing innovative business models and technologies for industrial applications. Prior to ZEG Power, I worked 9 years in Scatec startup companies, including Norsk Titanium, a successful, global leader within additive manufacturing of structural titanium components for aerospace applications, where I was part of the original startup team and served as VP Business Development. Prior to Scatec and Norsk Titanium, I spent a decade within the field of Technology and Management Consulting, working for various companies, including Accenture.
I hold a Master of Technology Management (MTM) from UNSW, Australia, and a Master of Industrial Economics and Mechanical Engineering from NTNU, Norway.

Ulrik Olbjørn

leader of the steering committee

Currently Project Manager for Low Carbon Solutions at Equinor responsible for industrial scale blue hydrogen production in Norway. Equinor contact person for Low Carbon Energy Hub a Joint Industry Project under establishment together with Sintef and Norsk Industri. 25 years’ experience in all parts of Statoil/Equinor’s downstream business both in Norway and internationally with extensive Board Member experience. Studied Economics in Mannheim, Germany and passionate about climate and cost efficient energy systems!

Øystein Ulleberg

member of the steering committee

R&D in the area of alternative energy systems based on renewable energy and hydrogen energy technology.

Currently responsible for a Norwegian research center for climate friendly energy with focus on battery and hydrogen techology for zero emission transport (www.mozees.no). Have established hydrogen energy system laboratories in Norway (IFE: 2003-2008 and 2016-) and South Africa (UWC: 2009-2011) and directly involved in the development of two key renewable hydrogen energy system demonstration projects in Norway (Hydro and Statoil: 2000-2008; HyNor Lillestrøm: 2007-2012).

Active in scientific boards and committees related to renewable energy and hydrogen technology, and technical adviser for various companies.

Large international network from working groups within the EU (FCH JU), IEA (HIA), IPPC (SRREN), EASAC, and various bilateral projects with partners in Germany, Canada, Russia, Japan, China, and South Africa.

Supervision of MSc and PhD students in Norway, Australia, and South Africa since 1997.

Co-editor in the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy; regular publishing of articles in peer reviewed journals.

Steffen Møller-Holst

member of the steering committee

Steffen Møller-Holst is Chairman of the Norwegian Hydrogen Forum and has 30 years’ experience in the field of hydrogen. He holds a PhD in fuel cells and worked two years under US DoE’s hydrogen programme at Los Alamos National Laboratory, NM. Over the last to decades, Møller-Holst has engaged in influencing politics, chairing the Norwegian Hydrogen Council for 9 years (2006 to 2014), an advisory body to the Ministry of Petroleum and Energy and Ministry of Transport. Since 2008, Møller-Holst has been chairing the Transport pillar of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, representing the European Research Community as part of Hydrogen Europe. Since 2001 he has worked full time at SINTEF, Scandinavia’s largest independent research institute, responsible for SINTEF’s significant project portfolio, counting 28 EU-projects on hydrogen over the last decade.

Jon vidar Knold

observer to the steering committee

Sigrid Guldberg

member of the steering committee

Tor-Erik Hoftun

member of the steering committee

Jørn Helge Dahl

member of the steering committee

Director Sales&Marketing Hydrogen Storage at Hexagon - Driving the Energy Transformation with Hydrogen

Helge Holen

member of the steering committee

Daniel Ras-Vidal

observer to the steering committee

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