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Calix...

Creating new materials, solving global challenges.

Calix is a multi-award-winning Australian technology company that is developing new processes and materials to solve global challenges.

 

The core technology is a world-first, patented "kiln" built in Bacchus Marsh, Victoria that produces "mineral honeycomb" - very highly active minerals!

 

Calix is using these minerals, which are safe and environmentally friendly, to improve waste water treatment and phosphate removal, help protect sewer assets from corrosion, and help improve food production from aquaculture and agriculture without anti-biotics, fungicides and pesticides.

 

Calix's technology has also been adopted overseas, where we are working with some of the world's largest companies, governments and research institutions on CO2 capture.

Our History...

Calix has moved strategically to commercialise its unique technology.

Key Milestones

  1. 2005 - Foundation of Calix...

    The origins of Calix began in 2005, bringing together innovative flash calcining ideas.

  2. 2007 - Piloting our technology...

    Calix's first batch pilot calciner facility is built at Jacobs Well in Queensland to test the original concept.

  3. 2011 - Calix's first CFC...

    The first continuous Calix Flash Calciner (CFC) is built at Bacchus Marsh, Victoria allowing Calix to calcine a range of minerals, with the ability to directly separate the released CO2 from the process.

  4. 2012 - Acquisition...

    In 2012, the company acquired the Myrtle Springs mining tenements, located in the Leigh Creek area, South Australia. This acquisition has given the company access to long term access to high grade magnesite minerals.

    During 2012 Calix worked with its partners in the UK to secure a £5.8 million grant from the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) for its ENDEX technology.

  5. 2013 - Calix's Commercial-scale CFC...

    The World’s first 30kTpa commercial CFC demonstrator built and commissioned at Bacchus Marsh.

    Technology proven at commercial scale.

    Awarded an EU €750 thousand grant to enhance ENDEX technology development as part of the ASCENT consortium.

  6. 2014 - Growth...

    Awarded a Commercialisation Australia grant to accelerate the roll-out of our patented Magnesium Hydroxide Liquid (MHL) slurrying technology via transportable batching plants.

    First MHL manufacturing facilities established in Victoria and Queensland.

    Establishment of a JV and MHL facility in the Philippines.

    Calix wins the Water Technology Award at the Australian Technology Competition.

  7. 2015 - More wins...

    Calix PROTECTA-Mag named ABA100 Winner for Best Technology Product in the Australian Business Awards 2015.

    Calix wins Agritech Award, plus the overall Winner Award as Australia's best emerging tech company of the year, at the annual Australian Technologies Competition.

     

  8. 2016 - Major projects...

    Awarded an Accelerating Commercialisation grant to support BOOSTER-Mag commercialisation for agriculture.

    Calix-lead LEILAC consortium secures €12 Million EU Horizon 2020 funding to demonstrate our CFC technology in the reduction of carbon emissions from the cement and lime industries.