The Calix Flash Calciner (CFC) has been successfully scaled to commercial (30kTpa) production. The CFC combines three difficult-to-achieve principles at scale in one elegant design:
Four novel products based upon Calix’s nano-active magnesium oxide have now been produced and are addressing global challenges including waste water management (ACTI-MagTM odour control, biotreater efficiency, biogas production, sludge management, phosphate removal), sewer infrastructure corrosion (PROTECTA-MagTM protective coating for concrete applied without shutting down the sewer), aquaculture (AQUA-Cal+TM yield-boosting water conditioner) and agriculture (BOOSTER-MagTM foliar fertiliser that helps plants fight disease and pests).
Two novel CFC process applications have also been developed and are being funded and piloted in Europe: Low Emissions Intensity Lime and Cement (LEILAC) for efficient direct separation of CO2 during cement and lime production (awarded €12m in Horizon 2020 funding), and the Endothermic / Exothermic (ENDEX) process for efficient pre-combustion CO2 capture in hydrogen production from natural gas and syngas (awarded £5.8m from UK DECC and €0.75m in EU funding). Calix engineers and scientists are leading both projects. The LEILAC project includes a consortium of the world’s largest cement (HeidelbergCement, Cemex, CRH/Tarmac), lime (Lhoist) and engineering (Amec Foster Wheeler) companies.
Recognition for our technology includes:
The CFC’s processes and products currently in - or near-market have an addressable global market in excess of $50b. Many more applications are still to be investigated including for novel medicines, batteries, catalysts and 3D printing materials.