The most efficient technology worldwide: 1,600 t of biocarbon and 8,000 MWh of heat per module. Simple and robust.
KISS - Keep It simple and stupid
We have the three highest demands on technology: efficiency, simplicity and reliability. Because our productions have to work continuously and reliably day and night, at least 8,000 hours a year. And they must also be able to be operated by simply trained workers. This reduces the error rate and the operating costs. This simplicity and reliability are the result of a long and complex development process.
Scalable core technology with modular design
A production module generates 1,600 t of certified, specified and batch-specific biocarbons from 4,800 t of dry biomass residues. This enables the unique continuous batch process. Simple, without rotating parts, compact, robust, durable. The first generation has already been successful worldwide. But the current development puts everything else in the shade.
Product diversity through upstream and downstream processes
Depending on the requirements for input and output, our core technology will be supplemented by further procedures. So pasty materials such as organic household waste or organic sewage sludge can serve as input. These are converted, for example, by the hydrothermal carbonization in lignite, which we then nachkarbonisieren with the core technology. Or in the preliminary stage we separate the solids from the liquid components, squeeze them and then carry out the carbonation.
In the future, we will be able to continuously produce high quality activated carbon using our own module.
In all cases, these processes are operated in an environmentally friendly manner with the free, surplus energy of the core technology.
Low operating costs
In addition to the cost of the input material, the operating costs are mainly determined by its processing costs. Many other methods require precisely defined sizes and compositions. Unless we use homogeneous and directly usable residues, we shred and hack the input material only roughly - out of the mouse. The batch process even tolerates rhizomes with soil and stones or waste wood pallets with screws, nails and pollutants.
Low prices of finished products
The biochars offered on the market are far too expensive in comparison. The high prices prevent reaching the mass markets.
Our goal is clearly contrary: The low operating costs allow low product prices despite high quality, the margins remain attractive. Biocarbons are no longer an exclusive product but keep up with conventional products at a competitive price. This is how we reach the markets in breadth.
In the process, a variety of input materials can be used: lumpy, 5-300 mm edge length, dry. That makes our system independent of the raw material markets. We just take what fits the final product.
Because the carbonization temperature is precisely controllable, we can produce different, defined output materials from one and the same input material. Just as the market needs.
The batch process ensures that every batch is exactly traceable.
8,000 MWh / a energy surplus - per module
Many processes require external energy for carbonation. Some also have a slight energy boost. Our production modules generate 24/7 surplus energy that can be used as process and district heating or for power generation. Each module is 1 MW thermal. The fact that this energy is only a by-product of biocarbons has the ecological and economic charm.
Pollutant materials to activated carbons!
Another technology enables the direct production of activated carbon from, for example, particleboard and MDF boards, ie contaminated residues from the furniture industry. This patented process is also simple and is coupled to our batch process.