Founded in 2018, Bygen are headquartered in Melbourne, Victoria.
Our mission is to enable the production of sustainable and tailored activated carbon for the betterment of people and the planet.
Activated carbon is a vital material in the modern world, as it is one of the main methods for cleaning contaminated and polluted water, air, and soil.
Dr. Lewis Dunnigan
CEO & Co-Founder
Business Development Manager
Bygen are involved in a joint project with RMIT, CSIRO, and BASF in Victoria that will look to convert waste polystyrene to styrene monomers.
We are involved in a remediation project in South Australia. Working with the CSIRO, we are supplying up to one tonne of activated carbon to be used in a floating wetland system to help clean up a polluted natural water system.
Our first bulk bag of activated carbon is delivered to a remediation project in Australia.
Our proposed activated carbon plant in Swan Reach, SA, has been granted planning approval. This plant is designed to produce 1500 tonnes of activated carbon per year from locally available nut shells.
Our sustainable activated carbon demonstrates strong PFAS removal efficiencies in trials conducted with ADE Consulting Group. For longer-chain PFOS and PFOA, net removal efficiencies up to 99% were achieved, while for harder to remove short-chain PFBS and PFBA, up to 96% removal efficiency was achieved.
Our proposed almond shell to activated carbon production facility is discussed in the Mid Murray Council Newsletter.
Bygen announced as a finalist in the Falling Walls Venture 2022 competition, a global competition for science start-ups.
Bygen is featured in the Top 100 Climate Tech companies in Australia and New Zealand by HolonIQ and Climate Salad
Bygen included in the top 10 inventions that are equipping Australian society for the future:
Bygen named as a finalist in the Future Food Asia Awards 2021:
Bygen appoints Patrick Sieb and Michael Macolino to Advisory Board:
Bygen completes a $1.2M seed investment round, led by Artesian (Alternative Investments).
Bygen is featured on Channel 7 News.