Well-known applications of carbon are in everyday energy sources such as charcoal and heating briquettes and diamonds, in the art carbon fibers for lightweight construction, components of batteries or the miraculous high-tech material graphene.
Carbon is the fourth most abundant element in the universe and the prerequisite for organic life - the human body consists of 30 % of it. Carbon has many fascinating physical, chemical and biological qualities that predestine it for sustainable and innovative use.
We use these properties in research and development for profoundly sustainable and novel products.
In particular, the countless cavities and finest structures can be used. Depending on the biomass, biocarbons have enormous surface areas of up to 2,000 m2 / g, which is the size of half a soccer field. In addition, carbon is electrically conductive, molecularly very easy to bond, hydrophilic, chemically resistant and UV-stable.
The above SEM images give deep insights (280x, 500x and 1.650x) in the carbonauten foam.