Business Models

An Aikan plant can be established using different business models, depending on local conditions and labour costs. Compared to other solutions, an Aikan plant requires only modest investment. It has low operating costs and will generate income from gate fees (receiving waste) as well as biogas and other saleable products.

Turn key: Build and Transfer
A turn key Aikan plant is able to process waste directly from the source. Delivery includes:

  • Complete design and planning of the plant.
  • Construction of ground works, reception hall, process modules, process tanks, reactor tanks, biofilters.
  • All installations and process technology such as gas boiler, process pipes, ventilation, electricity, and overall PLC/SRO monitoring.

Local contractors and suppliers are preferred, as this creates local commitment and is the best way to ensure high service levels with regard to maintenance and repair.

An Aikan plant relies on well-known technology and is simple to build. A plant or new capacity in the form of extra process modules and gas reactor can be established in 6-12 months using local contractors.

Aikan and CDM (UN Clean Development Mechanism)
An Aikan plant transforms the highly potent greenhouse gas, methane, into CO2 and sequestrates the remaining carbon into the soil, creating a carbon sink from which CO2 is gradually released over time. This allows for Aikan projects to be partly financed through the UN Clean Development Mechanism programme (CDM), either as methane avoidance or as carbon sequestration projects.

In industrialized countries such as Denmark, Aikan processing capacity can help reach politically agreed goals on recycling of resources and emissions related to climate goals.