BIOFOS is the largest environmental company within wastewater treatment in Denmark.
Three wastewater treatment plants Lynetten, Avedøre and Damhusåen perform operation and management of the wastewater including total sludge handling. The total capacity of the three plants is 1,400,000 PE.
The wastewater treatment is divided into three processes – mechanical, biological and chemical treatment.
BIOFOS own and operate the transmission line system connecting 2,300 km of sewages from ten municipalities to one of our plants.
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Our information center communicates sustainable information and advice to the public (10,000 guests/year).
BIOFOS is owned by fiftheen municipalities: Albertslund, Ballerup, Brøndby, Frederiksberg, Gentofte, Gladsaxe, Glostrup, Herlev, Hvidovre, Høje-Taastrup, Ishøj, København, Lyngby-Taarbæk, Rødovre and Vallensbæk.
The shift from a conventional wastewater treatment plant towards a resource recovery facility has become a priority focus in Denmark. Consequently, BIOFOS is now in the transfer process towards optimising resources from waste without compromising the environment.
On a global scale, less than half of all wastewater is collected and less than one fifth is treated. This and the threat of water scarcity underline the need for more efficient and smarter wastewater treatment across the world. This white paper provides lessons learned from Danish stakeholders within wastewater treatment.