Aquaporin Company

The clean water

We are a water-tech company dedicated to overcoming one of the world’s most pressing challenges: water scarcity. From our base in Denmark, we are working with local and international partners to solve a global problem. Will you join the clean water revolution?

Our vision is clear

Water is essential to all life on Earth. But our water resources are limited, and they need to be cared for and carefully used. Our goal is clean, natural drinking water for all, and the sustainable re-use of water in industrial applications. We’re using aquaporins – the super water purifiers found in every living cell – advanced biotechnology and classical engineering to make it happen. It’s a revolutionary idea, based on billion-year-old natural technology, and we believe it will change the world.

Based on Nobel Prize
winning work

Aquaporins were discovered in 1992 by Peter Agre. His work transformed our understanding of the fundamental biology of cells, and he won a Nobel Prize for it in 2003. We’re now using aquaporins to purify water on a large scale – in industries, in our homes and even in space – faster and more efficiently than ever before.

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The great innovation

When stepping inside Aquaporin, you enter a modern industrial space where engineers, biologists, chemists, designers, artists, students and other creative thinkers work and inspire each other, side-by-side. Offices, laboratories, membrane testing facilities, showroom, academy, start-up hub, production, storage and art gallery. Our premises have it all, in a single 7.000 m2 space. This is where it all happens.

The art of quality

Our products are used in people's homes and filtering water in many other industries. They need to perform perfectly every time, with no compromise on quality. Our quality management system is ISO 9001:2015 certified, and we maintain the same high standards throughout our work - from product development through to production, implementation and service.
ISO 9001:2005 certified
Joint Ventures


Re-using water has long been a challenge for space explorers – and the multi-filtration beds currently used are heavy and need to be frequently replaced. We set up ASA (Aquaporin Space Alliance) with the Danish Aerospace Company in 2013 to overcome this challenge. Our Aquaporin Inside® technology is currently being tested on the International Space Station, with very promising results.
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Special initiatives



Primer is a platform for artistic and organizational development, initiated by Diakron and Aquaporin, based at our headquarters in Denmark. The platform works to experimentally renew relations between artistic, scientific, technological and business practices. By bringing together specialists from disparate disciplines of science, humanities, technology development and arts, Primer seeks to explore histories, imaginaries and operations of emergent technological systems.
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Aquaporin Garage

An incubator for small start-ups, Aquaporin Garage is where smart ideas come to grow. Participating companies get two-years free office rental at our headquarters in Lyngby and access to our state-of-the-art laboratories. We get the chance to spark and share ideas with like-minded entrepreneurs.
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Aquaporin Academy

At Aquaporin Academy, students get the chance to complete their studies in an exciting and innovative workplace, working on business-related projects with other students and professionals. If you would like to work with the world's leading water treatment technology, Aquaporin Academy may be for you.
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Board of directors

Niels Heering
Master of Law. Partner at Gorrissen Federspiel. Chairman of the Boards of Arborethusene A/S, N.T. Rasmussens Fond, Danish Aerospace, Company A/S, Danish Aerospace Medical Company A/S, FØRM Landbrug A/S.
Søren Bjørn Hansen
M.Sc. Economics. Deputy CEO at M. Goldschmidt Holding A/S. Deputy Chairman of the boards of Danish Aerospace Company A/S and Imerco A/S. Member of the boards of Aquaporin Space Alliance ApS and Aquapoten Co Ltd., China.
Lars Hansen
M.Sc. Chemical Engineering. Executive Director at Villum Foundation
Anne Broeng
MSc. econ (Cand.oecon). Chairman of the Board of Velliv. Member of the boards of VKR Holding A/S, Velux A/S, NNIT A/S, NASDAQ Nordic OY, ATP and IFU.
Jiang Weiming
M.Sc. / Ph. D. the Royal Veterinary and AgriculturalUniversity of Denmark. Senior Corporate Vice President of Royal DSM and President of DSM ChinaLtd. Deputy Chairman of the board of China Business Council for Sustainable Development (CBCSD)
Michael Frank
M.Sc. Finance. Investment Director at Syddansk Innovation A/S. Chairman of the boards of Absolute Zero ApS, Ceko Sensors ApS and Dosesystem ApS.Member of the boards of Equinostic ApS, F. Kleemann Motorcycles ApS, Member of the boards of Equinostic ApS, F. Kleemann Motorcycles ApS,MedTrace A/S, Shape Robotics ApS and Terranol A/S.
Lei Zhang
Master of Law. CEO of Aquapoten Co Ltd and working Deputy Chairman of the board of Poten Environment Group Co, Ltd.* Chairman of the board of Aquapoten Co Ltd., China.
Cai Jianwen
MBA, Business Administration. Executive Director of New Concepts Holding Co, Ltd.
Jens Denkov
M.Sc. in Economics. Chief Investment Director at Danica Pension & Danske Bank.

Executive management

CEO & Co-Founder
Peter Holme Jensen
Chief Financial Officer
Bo Karmark
Chief Commercial Officer
Jacob Hagemann
Chief Operating Officer
Joerg Hess
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