Saren Energy AS

Owners Kvitebjørn Bio-El AS and Sarpsborg Avfallsenergi AS which both operate via the incineration of waste and renewable energy production.

Saren Energy AS owns, respectively, Sarpsborg Avfallsenergi AS (SAE) and Kvitebjørn Bio-El AS (KVB).

Sarpsborg Avfallsenergi AS owns and operates a 2x16 modern MW waste-to-energy plant in Sarpsborg, which delivers process steam to Borregaard. The plant has been in operation since 2009 and incinerates around 80,000 tonnes of waste each year, which generates approximately 200 GWh of energy. SAE was built such that Borregaard could phase out its oil boilers.

Kvitebjørn Bio-El AS is a modern fuel-flexible plant with a high environmental standard, located in Øra, Fredrikstad. The plant was established in 2008 and is operated by FREVAR KF. The installed power amounts to 25 MW. The plant’s annual energy recovery stands at 50,000 - 60,000 tonnes of recycling-based incineration. The plant’s capacity for its annual energy supply is 160 GWh, divided between its district heating and industrial steam, as well as its production of electricity.

Kvitebjørn Energi bought Bio-El from Hafslund in 2018, and in 2020, the company was brought in under the Saren Energy umbrella, together with Sarpsborg Avfallsenergi.

Production of district heating, process steam and energy

Renewable sources of energy

SAE, Sarpsborg (Norway)
KVB, Fredrikstad (Norway)

Turnover 2020:
165 MNOK

Employees 2019:

Investment year:
KVB 2018
SAE / Saren Energy 2020