about Aquaporin


Around 71 % of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, yet less than 1 % of that is safe to drink – and it’s getting worse. At Aquaporin, we’re working to preserve the Earth’s most valuable resource – water – by combining state-of-the-art engineering, advanced biotechnology and natural aquaporins. Watch our movie to get a better insight into who we are and what we work for.

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 responsibly used. Our goal is clean, natural drinking water for all, and the sustainable reuse of water in industrial applications. We’re using aquaporins – the super water purifiers found in every living cell – 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 research 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.


The Aquaporin membrane technology is based on natural, sustainable water treatment. The unique selectivity and high permeability of the aquaporin membranes set unprecedented standards in water treatment while significantly reducing energy costs.

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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.

The art of quality

Our products are used in homes and industries around the world. They need to perform perfectly every time and never compromise on quality. Therefore, our quality management system is ISO 9001:2015 certified, and we maintain the same high standards throughout our work – from product development to production, implementation and service.
ISO 9001:2005 certified
Joint Ventures


Reusing water has long been a challenge for space explorers, and the multi-filtration beds currently used are heavy and in need of frequent replacement. In 2013, we set up ASA (Aquaporin Space Alliance) with the Danish Aerospace Company 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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Giving back to innovation



Initiated by Diakron and Aquaporin, Primer is a platform for artistic and organizational development based at our headquarters in Denmark. The platform works to experimentally renew the 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

Aquaporin Garage is an incubator for small startups where smart ideas come to grow. Participating companies get two years of free office rental at our headquarters in Lyngby, access to our state-of-the-art laboratories and 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 world-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 Aquaporin Space Alliance ApS, Arborethusene A/S, Civ.ing. N.T.  Rasmussens Fond, Danish Aerospace Company A/S, Danish Aerospace Medical Company A/S, Investeringsforeningen BankInvest, JEU Holding ApS, Nesdugaard Holding ApS, NTR Holding A/S*, Stæhr Holding A/S, Viga Holding A/S and WAMA Consult ApS. Deputy Chairman of the Board of 15. Juni Fonden. Member of the Boards of BI Management A/S, Henning Stæhr A/S, Kapitalforeningen Nykredit Private Banking Elite, Lise og Valdemar Kählers Familiefond, Ole Mathiesen A/S and StandbyCo I ApS
Søren Bjørn Hansen
M.Sc. Economics. CEO at M. Goldschmidt Holding A/S. Chairman of the Board of Aquaporin Space Alliance ApS. Deputy Chairman of the Boards of Imerco A/S and Danish Aerospace Company ApS. Member of the Board of Aquapoten Co Ltd., China.
Lars Hansen
M.Sc. Chemical Engineering. Executive Director at Villum Foundation. Chairman of the Board of Danish Foundations Knowledge Center.
Anne Broeng
M.Sc. Economics. Chairman of the Board of Velliv. Member of the Boards of NNIT A/S, VKR Holding A/S, Velux A/S, ATP, IFU, NASDAQ Nordic OY and Rodinia ApS.
Jiang Weiming
M.Sc./Ph.D. the Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University of Denmark. Senior Corporate Vice President of DSM and President of DSM China Ltd. 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 Board of Less Audio ApS. Member of the Boards of MedTrace Pharma A/S, Shape Robotics ApS, Terranol A/S, Farmdroid ApS, Achoo ApS, Flexya ApS and Ceko Sensors ApS.
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
Deputy CEO and Chief Commercial Officer
Matt Boczkowski
Chief Operating Officer and CEO of Aquaporin Asia
Joerg Hess
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