Innovation provider

Aquaporin A/S

Contact

CTO Oliver Geschke
Ole Maaløes vej 3
2200 Copenhagen N
Denmark
phone +45 82303082

Description

Aquaporin A/S is an industrial biotech/cleantech company based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Aquaporin develops a novel biomimetic water membrane, based on natures’ own water filter, aquaporin water channels. The Aquaporin membrane technology™ is capable of purifying water to a unique level of purity, while concurrently reducing energy costs. In laboratory tests the Aquaporin membrane technology™ has demonstrated the potential to be vastly superior both in terms of efficiency and effectiveness compared to any other known water purifying technology.The technology is still in the development phase, however, Aquaporin is extracting water with extremely high initial salt rejection rates of 99,9997% and initial water fluxes of ~10 kg/sqm.

The Aquaporin membrane technology™ is developed in two parallel tracks: A traditional Reverse Osmosis (RO) membrane track to be used in industrial production where the selective layer consists of natural aquaporin water channels. Secondly, a novel Forward Osmosis (FO) membrane track, which is different in design, compared to the Reverse Osmosis membrane track. This design for Forward Osmosis secures simple production and good upscaling possibilities for the desalination market and its vast demand for membranes.

Advantages


Innovative aspects (ecologic, social and economic)

New revenue streams from tomorrow’s technology in water filtration
Unique, strong IPR with several patent families filed – unique value proposition for customers
Superior technology both in terms of efficiency and effectiveness compared to any other known water purifying technology
A membrane design very suitable for industrial upscaling
Initial salt rejection rates of 99,999%
Initial water flux exceeding 10 kg/sqm
osmotic gradients of 30 bar in draw solutions
In-depth knowledge of biomimetic membranes based on many years of research
A genuine entrepreneurial spirit with an indispensable goal of revolutionizing the water world

Application examples



Cost

Current stage of development

Available for demonstration – field tested
Development phase – laboratory tested
Entering the market 

Intellectual Property Rights

Patent applied for, Patent granted, Secret know-how, Trade mark

Country of origin

Denmark

Country of application

Year

2011

National Contact Point

René Grøn
Teknologisk Institut (DTI), Center for Produktion
Gregersenvej
2630 Taastrup
Tel: +45 7220 2937

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