mission is to renew carbon: renewing in the sense of
greater adoption, renewing in the sense of re-use. Core
to its being is the view that carbon is a precious
resource. Not only is carbon the skeleton of life but in
its pure form is resistant to degradation and well
suited to renewal and re-use.
As the name suggests
specialises in carbon adsorption solutions and
technologies. Solutions include, but are not limited to
fixed-bed adsorption, pulse-bed adsorption, thermal
reactivation and pyrolysis. It has three proprietary
technologies that it sells and supports. These are a
Pulse-Bed Adsorber (PBA), a Fluid-Bed Reactivator (FBR)
and an Adsorb Pyrolysis Furnace (APF).
Despite activated carbon having been around for hundreds
of years, its broader use in industry is receiving a resurgence based on its lower environmental cost. Improvements in
regeneration technology are also assisting to lower its
activated carbon being black in colour, it is often
perceived to be ‘dirty’. Quite the contrary. Its
adsorptive properties makes it an extremely efficient
‘cleaner’ and is used in industry to clean chimney gas
and waste water, to name just a few of its uses. What is
required is sound engineering to contain the valuable
black carbon within the system.
mention must be made of the age-old process of making
charcoal, technically referred to as pyrolysis. In the
last 10 years, pyrolysis has received renewed interest
based on its carbon negative potential. As pyrolysis
plays a greater role in the fight against climate
change, so it will lead to further developments in char
and activated charcoal.
has positioned itself to service the growing demand for
char, activated carbon and their respective