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A New Nano Technology

At the core of Calix’s business is a world-first, patented, Australian technology that re-invents the calcination (kiln) process to enable novel applications, and produce new materials, that address key global challenges…


Calix's unique, patented CFC Calciner process


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Calix’s unique, patented "Calix Flash Calcination" or "CFC" technology re-invents the kiln. Our CFC process involves grinding minerals to around one thousandth of a millimetre in size, and then “flash” heating them in a very short time at up to 800 C. As trapped gases in the mineral “bubble out” of the particles, we snap freeze them in a very high energy state, leaving a very porous, honey-comb-like structure. New materials produced by our CFC are proving to have similar properties to highly active nano-materials, without the safety concerns and high cost, but with all the benefits that nano technology is developing into numerous products, applications and markets.


The Calix Flash Calciner (CFC) has been successfully scaled to commercial (30kTpa) production, and we are continuing to find new materials and applications with a rich development pipeline.


Calix has joined a consortium of industry leaders across Europe with the goal of developing a breakthrough carbon capture technology that would enable both Europe’s cement and lime industries to reduce their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions dramatically without significant energy or capital penalty. Find out more about the LEILAC (Low Emissions Intensity Lime and Cement) project here.

Recognition for our technology includes: