At SIRINOR we are committed to making aviation emission free. We develop electric jet engines which will eliminate the industry’s greenhouse gas emissions.Learn more
Our purpose is to develop true zero emission engines which benefit our planet by eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from aviation. Our stakeholders range from shareholders and employees to anyone who is, or will be, affected by climate change - and we are committed to creating value for them all.
Aviation is responsible for more than 12% of global mobility related CO2 emissions, or about a billion tons of CO2 each year. This is just part of the problem, as CO2 only makes up only about 1/3 of aviation’s climate footprint. The rest comes mainly from nitrous oxides and contrails. We will eliminate all of these greenhouse gas emissions with our patent pending, true zero emission, electric jet engine.
Because our engine does not have internal combustion, it is simpler and lower cost than standard jet engines. We also believe it will have lower maintenance cost and longer lifetime, and therefore lower total-cost-of-ownership.
Our unique engine is driven by an electric propulsion system. The energy powering the engines can be drawn from either a battery pack or from hydrogen fuel cells. Used together with a hydrogen-electric propulsion system, our engines will allow for larger aircraft, greater distances, and higher speeds - even supersonic speeds.
The natural beauty of Norway was the inspiration for SIRINOR. Our story begins where mountains touch the sky and fjords meet the ocean.
In Ålesund, Norway, our founder Lars Erik Robertsen looked up at the contrails crisscrossing the clear, blue sky and was inspired to make a difference. He wanted to develop a new jet engine which despite being simpler than current engines, would make aviation greener and faster. Robertsen reached out to Pramod Vaditya, an experienced aeronautical engineer from Hyderabad, India. Together they created their first electric jet engine - developed specifically for supersonic aviation.
Today our dedicated team of pioneering innovators are committed to developing zero emission jet engines for a range of applications. We aim for our prototype engine to soar the skies by 2026.
Carbon dioxide, the main human produced greenhouse gas, can linger in the atmosphere for centuries. Even when CO2 emission become less, it will continue to accumulate and warm the planet. Today, the aviation industry and other industries are focused on the idea of net-zero carbon emission as a solution, but this unclear term still means emissions are being generated, but that they are compensated by the same amount elsewhere.
At SirNoR, we believe the path to a green future for the aviation industry, is using hydrogen as fuel, generated from renewable energy through electrolysis. Therefore, we are building a zero emissions supersonic engine, using hydrogen. From an environmental and energy content perspective, hydrogen has great potential and is the most abundant element in the universe, and in its liquid form, contains about 2.5 times more energy per kilogram than kerosene. Unlike biofuel, hydrogen doesn’t require large areas of land to produce and can be generated from diverse domestic resources.
We are determined that the change for a sustainable future lies in starting now, there are no shortcuts. Net-zero emission is not a permanent solution, but a diversion and delaying of a solution to what can be achievable. Time is critical, and if we are to remain, new disruptive innovation powered by renewable energy is the only solutions.
"It has been said, that we cannot become what we need to be, by remaining what we are. Therefore, we are determined to disrupt the industry and the way we think of aviation. The knowledge and resources are there, we just need to challenge them."