HOW DOES ACTIVATION WORK?
'Activation' is the thermal or chemical processing of charcoal or biochar (i.e. high carbon content solid materials produced from organic materials) to both create new pores and increase the size of existing pores. By activating, both the total internal surface area and the average pore size of the raw material is increased dramatically, creating 'activated carbon'.
Traditionally, activation is carried out through either physical methods (steam at temperatures greater than 800C) or chemical methods (strong acids or bases). Both of these methods impart very high capital costs, high operating costs, and are environmentally unsustainable.
Our revolutionary low-temperature activation (LTA) process completely changes the approach towards activated carbon production.
No continuous heating requirements.
Reduced on-site water requirements.
Reduced CAPEX due to low material impact.
Reduced OPEX due to self-sustaining process.
Utilise abundant biomass wastes.
VALUE ADDING TO WASTE
We work with waste producers to help add value to current waste streams. We work with a variety of raw materials, including nut shells, wood, and sugarcane bagasse.
Forestry (wood, sawdust).
Agricultural (nut shells, marc, skins, straws).
Recycling (destruction timber, waste plastics).
> 3,000 tonnes per year of production required.
Our technology allows us to sequester CO2 in our production process. For every kilogram of activated carbon we produce, we directly sequester about 2 kilograms of CO2,eq emissions.
This enables us to claim carbon credits for our production sites, helping to diversity revenue streams.