INDUSTRY NEWS

Two Bacchus Marsh companies have been recognised with national awards for excellence. Read the full article published in the Moorabool News >>
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Calix participated in the Blind Date Sessions presented by Inter-Water in association with Isle Utilities. It was a great opportunity for Calix to present our revolutionary Spray Coating Technology using Magnesium Hydroxide for the corrosion protection of sewer assets to the to the Waste Water indus
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Calix can produce magnesium oxide with a specific surface area of about 250 m2/gm compared to 25-50 m2/gm from competitive manufacturing processes...
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The Calix MHS product performed adequately and matched the existing product in terms of performance.The product trials were completed successfully and to the reasonable satisfaction of Sydney Water. Calix’s ACTI-MagTM WTN60 (MHS) is expected to undergo further assessment.
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The new plant will supply ACTI-MagTM WTN60 Magnesium Hydroxide Slurry to councils, water authorities, industrial and commercial clients in a timely and efficient manner.
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Calix is establishing a sales and production ACTI-Mag™ WTN60 business in the Philippines for both Municipal and Industrial waste water treatment in South East Asia.
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After a day of speed presentations and live judging, Calix was announced as winner of the Water category of the 2014 Australian Technologies Competition.
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Over 1,380 individuals attended this large water exhibition, providing a chance for Calix to promote ACTI-Mag WTN60 Magnesium Hydroxide to the water operations network...
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WELCOME TO ISSUE NUMBER 13 OF THE CALIX NEWSLETTER. In our last newsletter, we announced we had applied for a European Union “Horizons 2020” grant –“Project LEILAC” – to demonstrate the use of Calix’s CFC technology in Lime and Cement productionwith direct separation of CO2. Calix is delighted to...
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Calix was chosen from over 200 entrants as one of 14 finalists as a result of Calix's innovative Magnesium Hydroxide Slurry (MHS) technology being identified as an industry leader with innovative characteristics and with the capability to become a game-changer in the waste water sector.
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Calix is delighted to announce that we have been awarded a Commercialisation Australia grant of just over $1.81 m to help us fund our Magnesium Hydroxide Liquid (MHL) commercialisation journey.
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In our last newsletter, we announced we had applied for a European Union “Horizons 2020” grant – “Project LEILAC” – to demonstrate the use of Calix’s CFC technology in ordinary Portland cement production.
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This was an excellent occasion for us to promoted ACTI-Mag WTN60 Magnesium Hydroxide to the water operations network, create new contacts, and discuss the latest advances in technical equipment and systems with suppliers and trade consultants.
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Calix has produced extremely high surface area magnesium oxide from its commercial scale CFC Reactor. The powders have a surface area greater than 250 m2/gm, compared to competitive products of typically less than 50 m2/gm. We call the powders “fractal” because the particles structure is...
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The potential of highly reactive MgO powders as the basis for new building products which offer a lighter and greener option to those traditionally made with Portland Cement has been recognised for many years. Calix recently took a significant step closer to realising this potential when it...
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Safe, effective, economical and environmentally responsible odour control and asset protection in sewerage collection networks has long been the bane of Councils and Water Authorities in Australia. Masking agents, corrosive chemicals, non-performing and expensive solutions have all entered the marke
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LEILAC is a joint European-Australian collaboration to develop a 200 tpd pilot plant for lime and cement production using breakthrough technology to capture CO2, called Direct Capture. Lime and cement production together account for more than 5 % of global CO2 emissions. LEILAC will demonstrate...
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Calix Limited hosted a shareholder information briefing session at its head office in Pymble, on Thursday the 12th of June.
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Calix is in the early stages of establishing a sales and production ACTI-MagTM WTN 60 business in the Philippines for both Municipal and Industrial waste water treatment in South East Asia.
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Calix is part of a 16-member consortium winner of € 7m grant in the EU ASCENT program “New generation high-efficiency CO2 capture processes”.
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The Australian Technologies Competition (ATC) has today shortlisted 36 of Australia’s most exciting technology companies for the 2014 ATC business accelerator program. These semi-finalist companies are industry leading innovators with the capability to become game-changers in the sectors of energy,
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WELCOME TO ISSUE NUMBER 12 OF THE CALIX NEWSLETTER. With the financial re-structuring of the company fully completed, Calix has beenconcentrating on making its business plans a reality over the first quarter of 2014.
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The conference brought together a wide range water industry personnel involved in the operation and maintenance of urban, rural and industrial water related infrastructure for the management, conveyance, treatment, discharge and reuse of water and trade wastes.
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Calix is seeking a partner to invest in a Joint Venture that would license, or manufacture and sell, CFC Pre-Calciner Plants to the three billion tonne per annum global OPC industry to make premium OPC and future-proof against pressure to reduce CO2 emissions.
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Calix is now seeking a partner that would license (exclusive off-take at fixed price), or JV (shared margin), Calix MHL to the Australian sewer and waste water treatment markets.
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Calix Limited has several technologies of enormous potential in the energy and manufacturing sectors. Calix is keen to see its technologies developed to help secure Australia’s manufacturing and energy future. Calix has responded to the Australian Government’s call for submissions to comment...
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Calix is pleased to announce that is has successfully completed a new equity raising and restructure of its balance sheet, which resulted in a significant improvement of its financial position. In the first instance, the companies long term debt was converted in the equity and simultaneously, over $
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Calix is pleased to announce that Major Councils all around the country (NSW, QLD, VIC and TAS) are now testing ACTI-Mag™ WTN60 for odour control and corrosion prevention in their sewage plants and systems. Well-known food processing businesses (abattoirs, dairy, fruit processing) are also testing..
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Calix continues to excel in its R & D efforts, with 3 new provisional patents developed over the last three months. The fi rst involves our unique Magnesium Hydroxide slurrying process, which involves very simple equipment due to the high activity of the Magnesium Oxide powders.
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Calix is currently working with Building Conservationist Piero Casellati on testing Metakaolin for use on heritage buildings as hydraulic lime mortar. He is particularly interested in using Calix ACTI-Mk Metakaolin in a heritage work project.
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Calix was recently approached by Roger Allanson from Entosol Australia to see if the Bacchus Marsh plant could successfully calcine diatomaceous earth to remove organic matter and volatiles, without destroying the amorphous silica structure of the material.
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The ISO 9001 certification exemplifies Calix’s continued commitment to enhance customer satisfaction through quality management practices and standards. Once achieved, this certification by no means represents the end of the process; rather it strengthens our determination to keep raising the bar on
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Calix is now able to offer technically superior products to help with the extent and severity of contaminant leaching from landfills. Using our patented CFC calcination technology, Calix can produce highly active MgO and MHL with a range of benefits in the management of waste.
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WELCOME TO ISSUE NUMBER 11 OF THE CALIX NEWSLETTER - The team at Calix is excited to enter 2014, and looks forward to presenting a number of developments to the business in the early part of the New Year...
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We advise that the Calix Limited Annual Report for the financial year ending 30 June 2013 is now available.
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Currently, Calix is the only producer of Metakaolin in Australia, and one of only a handful internationally. Metakaolin is extensively used overseas as the “pozzalanic” (active cement additive / improver) of choice, but because of logistical and supply cost issues, it is not yet widely used in...
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Calix has been awarded a €750 k grant over the next four years as part of a collaborative grant with 13 universities and companies, as well as the Australian CO2CRC, to study new CO2 sorbents for application in its Endex CO2 capture technology.
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Between June and August, Calix commenced operation at its Myrtle Springs mine.
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The successful commissioning of the large scale CFC15k Calciner and associated materials handling systems was managed through a carefully planned commissioning punch listing process, safeguarding Calix’s well-earned reputation as a quality and safety focussed operation.
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Calix is pleased to announce the successful delivery of a 4 tonne trial of ACTI-Mag™ WTN40, which is a concentrated stabilized suspension of 40% magnesium hydroxide. ACTIMag™ WTN40 is hydrated from Calix reactive magnesium oxide imparting excellent neutralisation speed due to the high surface area.
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A recent publication in Volume 60 of the "Energy" international journal, by P. Renforth, B.G. Jenkins, and T. Kruger, has highlighted Calix technology as a possible solution to runaway global warming…
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Welcome to Issue No. 10 of the Calix Newsletter - Our first Issue as a producer & seller of product from our unique technology!
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A great way to solve magnesium deficiency in vine crops is to use Magnesite (MgCO3), Semidolime™ or ACTI-Mag™ (MgO).
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Welcome to Issue No. 9 of the Calix Newsletter – my first since taking on the role of CEO of Calix in late March 2013. The first few weeks in the job have been somewhat challenging, as the Bacchus Marsh CFC15000 Calciner project was found to have run over time and budget. This placed the company....
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The Calix target is to deliver carbon capture on a natural gas fuelled combined cycle plant, with CO2 liquefaction, at zero efficiency degradation, by 2020. Yes it is a tall order but we have serious thermodynamic reasons to believe we can do that.
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Magnesium Hydroxide has a higher neutralizing value per dry kilo when compared with caustic and lime, which lowers chemical consumption, making Magnesium Hydroxide a cost competitive option due to the reduction in plant and equipment requirements. Additionally, Magnesium Hydroxide is much safer
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Julian Dinsdale Completes Contract; Dr Phil Hodgson Appointed Chief Executive Officer.
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Calix’s systems will help reduce global carbon dioxide emis- sions from polluting industries. A leader in flash calcinationtechnologies, the company serves industries as diverse as buildingand construction, agriculture, water and power.
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On Sunday, 24 March, Calix successfully obtained the traditional land owners’ signature from the PIDIA ABORIGINAL CORPORATION, which officially transfers the access lease of the Myrtle Springs mine to Calix.
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On Saturday, the 13 tonne, 31 meter tall inner tube for the CFC reactor was lifted above the top of the 42 meter tall tower to be inserted into the refractory lined furnace shell. This lift was successfully completed on the same morning that this critical component arrived on site and achieved anot
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Calix offers a complete range of innovative ways to take advantage of our ground-breaking technology. These unique solutions are designed to achieve a balance between business success and environmental protection. In a very comprehensive process from mine site to product sales, Calix upgrades...
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Our work on magnesia (MgO) particles, produced from magnesite from our mine at Myrtle Springs, has now shown that the calcined particles are composites of nanostructures.
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ACTI-Mag™ SF85 is one of the richest sources of magnesium for use as an animal feed supplement for chickens, cattle, sheep and many other animals. ACTI-Mag™ SF85 is produced from the flash calcination of high grade natural magnesite minerals.
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We are pleased to announce that our new website has officially launched.
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Novacem, the carbon negative cement company, announced today that the Novacem Liquidator had sold the company’s Technology and Intellectual Property to Calix Limited
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Calix is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement for the purchase of the Myrtle Springs mining tenements from Magnesium Developments Pty Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Foyson Resources Limited.
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There is a growing demand worldwide for phosphate fertilizers to match the increased population growth. The resources of high quality raw phosphate rocks suitable for the manufacture of superphosphates is diminishing rapidly.
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GROPhosTM is a natural answer to the problem in Australia of the majority of our soils having low P-availability. GROPhosTM has an exceptionally high citrate soluble phosphate level of phosphorus, making it suitable for organic growers.
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Calix's proprietary Catalytic Flash Calcining (CFC) system produces a range of binders and additives for cement formulations. Made by processing minerals such as: Limestone, Dolomite, Kaolin, Magnesite, Gypsum & Bauxite.
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Another important initiative underway at Bacchus Marsh is our project to deliver better ground minerals for use in the commercial CFC15000 calciner.
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Calix has developed a revolutionary proprietary technology which can capture carbon emissions from calcination and power generation processes
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Calix uses its proprietary Catalytic Flash Calcining (CFC) systems to produce a range of binders and additives for cement formulations
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This external validation of Calix and its technology represents a significant milestone for the company. The proceeds of this investment will be used to secure Calix’s future business plan and drive commercialisation of Calix’s technology.
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Australian company joins race to make 'green' cement from CO2
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There are several commercial advantages associated with flash calcining, including the unique reactivity of its products, a lower capital cost for the necessary processing plant and reduced production costs.
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Calix notes that its own corporate governance systems and policies are undergoing a significant upgrade. This will lead to improvements to allow Calix to adopt best practice business models and to prepare the company for the next stage of its development.
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Calix notes that its own corporate governance systems and policies are undergoing a significant upgrade. This will lead to improvements to allow Calix to adopt best practice business models
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Calix is optimising Semidolime-based building products and soil stabilisation applications.
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The Calix plant underwent initial commissioning in August 2010. The commissioning demonstrated that the Calciner was performing to design and specification.
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Major developments at Bacchus Marsh site to support calciner construction.
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Calix’s CFC technology can control the calcination process to a much more precise level than that achievable using traditional calcination technology, making it possible to consistently create a range of new products.
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At a time when the world is looking for breakthrough solutions, when the race to reduce CO2 emissions has never been more critical, one company has some answers.
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Calix intends to harness the potential of this technology to assist its customer to significantly reduce their carbon footprint, help them lower carbon tax penalties (if any) and even profit financially, socially and environmentally from the carbon they capture to create sustainable industries...
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Catalytic Flash Calcination (CFC) Technology

At the core of Calix’s business is a unique and powerful new way to conduct the age-old process of calcination – applying
heat to activate a wide range of minerals into powders with enhanced chemical properties for use in Building & ConstructionAgriculture, Energy, Water and other industries.

Our patented Catalytic Flash Calcination (CFC) process enables us to produce highly reactive end products such as Magnesium Oxide, SemidolimeTM, Metakaolin, Organic Phosphate which are of greater use to customers, while using the steam to capture carbon dioxide from carbonate mineral sources, which itself is marketable in a number of ways. 

Calix has reinvented the calcining process with the development of its innovative Catalytic Flash Calcination (CFC) reactor. We are deploying this new reactor technology at our full-scale commercial production facility in Victoria, Australia and in conjunction with partners.  

Instead of directly heating minerals in the traditional way, we heat them indirectly and in the presence of steam. This separates the processes of calcination and combustion, delivering profound benefits in terms of mineral properties and carbon emissions.

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The CFC process can be applied to a range of minerals, including limestone, dolomite, magnesite, kaolin, gypsum, phosphate ores, diatomite and bauxite. It uses steam as a catalyst for the production process, which speeds up the calcination [or dehydration] processes, while ensuring that Calix calciners remain compact.

The steam also transfers heat and transports the solids through the calciner. An important differentiating feature of the CFC process is the use of indirect heating, which ensures that high-purity products are not sullied by impurities from the combustion process. In the case of calcined carbonates, the resulting gas stream is at least 98 per cent pure CO2.

In the CFC process, minerals are typically pre-ground to less than 150 microns in preparation for calcining. These particles are entrained in the steam for injection into the calciner. Calcination is completed in the few seconds it takes for the particles to move through the reactor. The particles are then filtered from the gas stream, cooled and packaged. The steam is condensed and recycled.

  • Bacchus Marsh Plant  -  We operate a demonstration production and testing facility at Bacchus Marsh, 40 kilometres north-west of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia. Read more >>

 

  • Case Study: Refining SemidolimeTM   -  Calix’s CFC process is ideal for processing dolomite to create dolime. In fact, we have gone even further and created an enhanced and patented product called SemidolimeTM. Read more >>

 

  • Advantages of our approach  -  Calix’s CFC technology can control the calcination process to a much more precise level than that achievable using traditional calcination technology, making it possible to consistently create a range of new products. Read more >>

 

To find out more how your business can benefit from Calix innovative sustainable technology, contact us now.