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An Integrated biogas- and compost-production plant for organic waste and other organic resources

October 2020
February 2024
Gallery Aikan 1
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Aikan provides renewable energy and compost that fight climate change, enhance soil fertility and creates human worthy jobs. Aikan is a fully integrated methane- and compost producing plant, that offer an alternative to bio-waste on landfills. Hereby a huge outlet of climate gas is avoided. Organic waste makes up 50% of all municipal solid waste. It can be a dangerous source of green house gas emission when put in landfills. Aikan is and enclosed solution transforming the waste into biomethane for replacement of fossil fuels, and compost with nutrients that replace non-renewable fertilizers and revitalize the soil. The plant lets wrong sorted items pass through the process. When dried out, by composting, wrong sorted items are easier to screen out from sticky food waste. Cities have different organic waste streams, like green waste, food waste and sewage sludge. The Aikan solution works batch-wise making it possible to treat every fraction separated from the others. That is an advantage when the final products must be used differently for example due to quality or legislation.

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Label Date February 6, 2024
By Solum
From Denmark
Maturity stage Medium and large scale commercialization
Looking For Visibility, Funding, Partners

The environmental benefits

  • 60 NM3 of methane per ton of biodegradable municipal solid waste (Caloric value 600 kWh)
  • 300 kg quality compost per ton of biodegradable municipal solid waste
  • Avoid 80 m3 of methane outlet from 1 ton biodegradable municipal solid waste on landfills corresponds to savings of 1,9 ton CO2 equivalents

The Financial benefits

  • Customers earn 20-35 Euro per ton of bio-waste from selling of energy instead of 0
  • Possibility for the customers to sell carbon credits

Activity Region

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Iceland, Denmark,

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  • Activity

Company Profile


The Solum Group is Denmark's largest supplier of compost, growth media and grass care products. We create value by integrating waste management, biogas production as well as production and advice on a wide range of soil improvers.

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Headquarters 2640 Hedehusene, Denmark

Networking Partner

International Cleantech Network

The International Cleantech Network (ICN) is a global network of 13 cleantech clusters on the international forefront of providing innovative and sustainable solutions to meet the growing demand for green technologies.

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