About us

Inherit was founded in 2021. We have a team that cover the areas of domain expertise needed to unlock the carbon removal solution we are developing: CO₂ treatment technology, biogas, CO₂ storage and carbon markets. Our investors are Equinor Ventures, Startuplab and Stratel.

Team and founders
Team member Kaja Voss
Kaja Voss


Kaja has contributed to national and EU policy while at the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment and gained extensive experience of the biogas sector as a consultant. Kaja saw that treatment of organic waste can drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions when done right and has the potential to create negative emissions in the future. Kaja initiated the first formal study of biogas + CCS potential in Norway together with the national Environment Agency in 2021.

Team member Mike Carpenter
Mike Carpenter


Mike has been working with CO2 storage projects since 2007. His background is from geoscience, and he spent his early career carrying out geophysical surveys for geothermal, mining and hydrocarbon resources in various parts of the world. Mike worked for the Norwegian government from 2016 to 2021 and represented their CCS agency, Gassnova, in the design and engineering phase of the Northern Lights CCS project.

Team member Audun Røsjorde
Audun Røsjorde


Audun holds a PhD in thermodynamics and process engineering from NTNU and has worked for a decade with project development and process design in the Norwegian oil and gas business. From 2016 to 2022 he worked for Gassnova developing the Longship CCS-project and as director of the department for CCS technology and competence. He brings with him a wide knowledge of CCS and project development, with a particular focus on overall value-chain functionality.

Team member Erling Haugsand
Erling Haugsand


Erling holds an MSc in Applied Physics and Mathematics from NTNU. He joined Inherit Carbon Solution after working for the Norwegian software company Cognite, where he mostly focused on international business development and project management. Prior to his time at Cognite, Erling gained experience working as a management consultant for Boston Consulting Group.

Board of directors
Team member Peter Mellbye

Peter Mellbye

Chair of the Board

Peter Mellbye served as Executive Vice President, Development & Production, International, of Statoil ASA, an international oil and gas company, from January 2011 until his retirement in September 2012. He was Executive Vice President, Production & International Exploration of Statoil from August 2004 to January 2011. From 1992 to 2004, Peter Mellbye was Statoil’s Executive Vice President, Natural Gas, and from 1990 to 1992, he served as Senior Vice President, Natural Gas. He joined Statoil in 1982 as Vice President, Gas Marketing, a position he held until 1990.

Peter Mellbye worked in the Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry from 1975 to 1979 before joining the Norwegian Trade Council, where he worked from 1979 to 1982. He also serves on the board of Otovo AS.

Team member Siri Hoven

Siri Hoven

Member of the Board

Siri holds the position as Senior Investment Manager at Equinor Ventures. She is responsible for Equinor’s investments and support for start-ups in the carbon space. Siri engages closely with the carbon removal markets in her current role. Siri has vast experience from the Equinor system, including positions in trading, strategy-, people and organizational development . Siri has an MBA from Oregon State University.

Team member Jørgen Jebsen Marek

Jørgen Jebsen Marek

Member of the Board

Jørgen is finance professional with experience from investment banking and venture capital. While working at investment banking he specialized in raising growth capital for infrastructure companies. Jørgen is currently an investment manager at Eviny Venture, a seed stage investor within the energy transition. Jørgen has been vital in building Inherit from the very beginning.