About Us

Solum Gruppen - creators of the Aikan® Technology - have more than a quarter century of experience and are Denmark’s largest supplier of compost, growth media and turf care products. Solum Gruppen creates value by integrating waste processing, biogas production and production of a wide range of soil improvement products.

The company’s pioneering approach to integrated waste processing and its outstanding business operations have been rewarded on numerous occasions.

Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen presents the Danish Liberal Party Climate and Environment Award to Solum Gruppen (photo: Hasse Ferrold, 2009)

In 2009, Solum Gruppen was awarded the Danish Liberal Party Climate and Environment Award which was presented by the Danish Prime Minister, Lars Løkke Rasmussen. The award was given for Solum Gruppen’s ability to successfully combine environmentally friendly waste management with a smarter business model.

The company also received the Gazelle Award from Borsen (Denmark’s leading business newspaper) for outstanding business management and growth in 1999, 2000, 2006 and 2007.

In 2009, Maj Invest Equity (formerly LD Invest Equity) invested in Solum A/S to make way for further growth.

Since 1999, Solum Gruppen has invested more than DKK 45 million in the development of the Aikan concept. The development has further been supported  by the EU Life Program, EUDP and the Danish Government programs MUDP and PSO.

In 2014, The Danish Environmental Protection Agency published a report on the Aikan Agri solution. The report (Miljøprojekt nr. 1586, 2014 - English summary on p.7) describes how to integrate the Aikan Technology with existing plants, which mainly handle liquid biogradable waste.

See also the earlier report from the Danish EPA from 2005 (Miljøprojekt nr. 1002, 2005 - English summary on p. 11) on  development, establishment and evaluation of a full-scale plant for anaerobic digestion and composting of solid biodegradable waste.

Aikan and Aikan Technology are registered trademarks.