Transforming glass waste into sustainable construction materials.
The Company was established to develop an expanded glass granulate for the circular economy based on recycled glass, utilizing carbon-neutral energy sources.
Our technology department and pilot production plant are located in Kongsvinger.
Valunor AS is registered in Norway with company number 926418505, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Valunor AG, registered in Zug, Switzerland.
Pan European Team
Our team has deep knowledge in material science, construction business, and international business development.
Over 32 years at Dow Chemical. In 2008 he acquired distressed assets, and grew the business organically & and through multiple acquisitions creating Axson. In 2015 the BU were sold to Sika, PPG and Maeder. He now manages Oyat Invest AG, his family office. In November 2019 he led the re-incorporation of Minolite under Valunor AG and chairs the board of Directors.
CEO - Business Development
Over 25 years of experience as senior executive (GM, VP, Sales & Marketing) in the mineral industry (Carmeuse) the coatings industry (PPG ,Valspar) , specialty chemicals (Solutia) and consulting.
TIO - Technology Implementation
Experienced CTO with a demonstrated history of working in the environmental services industry. Strong information technology professional skilled in Energy, Sustainability, Renewable Energy, Waste to Energy, and Business Development. CTO at Arbaflame (N).
Jonas Grov Andersen
Site supervisor - Process engineer
Bachelor’s degree in engineering, material science and technology from NTNU. He is specialized in material structure and properties, production, shaping and applications of materials, material testing and characterization through microscopy and NDT methods.
Hege has more than 25 years of experience in a wide spectrum of major and smaller companies, Hege is in charge of all our accounting, auditing, invoicing, salary payment, and services under the supervision of CFO.
Chris Robin Solheim
Chris Robin, has some years of hands-on experience in operating mechanical systems and motors.
The Company was established 2016 to perform a research programme for the development of an expanded glass granulate and to develop the nescessary production equipment. The program was supported by the Research Council of Norway as part of the SkatteFunn R&D tax scheme.
In 2018 the Company started to design and build a new kiln able to produce expanded granulates under close to zero gravity conditions by utilizing energy from renewable hydropower.
In 2020 a patent application based on the invention was filed.
Minolite Production Plant
Norvald Strandsveg 59, 2212 Kongsvinger, Norway
Markensvegen 1 B, 2212 Kongsvinger, Norway
C/O Fellmann & Partner AG
Grafenaustrasse 7, CH-6300 ZUG