Winner of the Aarhus Water International Ideas Competition

Salsnes Filter is one of three winners of Denmark’s Aarhus Water International Ideas Competition. This competition is the first of its kind in Denmark and enlisted for innovative ideas on how to build future energy-producing wastewater treatment plants. 63 ideas from eight countries were submitted in three categories; 1) high feasibility, 2) long-term energy potential and 3) originality.

On November 5, the three best ideas were awarded 25, 000 kr at a well-attended event at ARoS (The Aarhus Kunstmuseum art museum). Salsnes Filter won in the high feasibility category with our “Salsnes Waste to Energy” submission. The selection committee saw it as the most realistic and proven idea documented scientifically and presented by a company with proven engineering and implemention abilities. The winners in the other two categories were Envidan and GXN.


Ivar Solvi, Manager of Business Development (second from right) explains that, “Our submission summarizes all we can do with a Salsnes Filter system to help build compact and low energy consuming plants, focusing on the integration of processes and early solids separation to harvest energy rich solids.”

The competition was created by Aarhus Water, a large inter-municipal company responsible for water and sewage in the Aarhus Municipality of Denmark. Wastewater treatment plants can be large consumers of energy, and Aarhus Water’s vision is to turn these plants into modern, energy-producing facilities that are both self-sufficient and even provide green energy to the grid.

The competition is acting as a non-traditional procurement process for the refurbishment of one of their WWTPs. The three winners will tender their equipment for the plant that is dimensioned for approximately 127 000 PE and set for completion in 2016.

Ivar comments, “We are sincerely grateful to win this award because it confirms for us that we are moving in the right direction with our product innovation and our research. We are very excited about the potential to work with the other two winners and Aarhus Water to implement our ideas.”

Read more about the competition and Aarhus Water (in Danish).

Ecomondo 2013

November 6 – 9, 2013
Rimini Fierra, Italy
Hall D3, Stand #029

Salsnes Filter is sharing a stand with TrojanUV at Ecomondo in Rimini, Italy. Our SF:1000 system will be on display showing how solids separation, sludge thickening and dewatering is integrated into this compact unit.

Ecomondo Website

Aquatech Amsterdam

Aquatech Amsterdam

November 5 – 8, 2013
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Stand #3.208

This year at Aquatech Amsterdam we’ll be uniting, in stand 03.208, with four other Trojan Technologies businesses (Aquafine, OpenCEL, TrojanUV and VIQUA). If you’re attending the show, please stop by to visit us.

Aquatech Website

European Waste Water Management Conference

Oct 14 – 15, 2013
Manchester, UK

The European Waste Water Management Conference is one of the few events in the UK that deals specifically with problems and solutions for the management and treatment of wastewater.

The program for this year’s event include over 50 technical paper presentations, one of which will be our paper on Salsnes Filter technology.

European Biosolids & Organic Resources Conference & Exhibition

Oct 19 – 20, 2013
Manchester, UK

The program for the European Biosolids & Organic Resources Conference & Exhibition covers both the latest innovations and updates to existing technologies. In response to delegate feedback the conference is now a concentrated two day affair, which provides more competition for the best technical paper presentations. We will be presenting our paper on Salsnes Filter technology.