As we draw to the end of the 2018 Calendar year, it is very satisfying to look back on the significant progress the company has made over the last 12 months.
In January 2018, we kicked off our two advanced battery projects – one in Europe (
In February 2018, construction commenced on our
Over the course of 2018:
Our R&D team continued to develop the technology, with a new Australian Academy of Technological Science grant award funding collaboration with CERTH in Greece to help develop our high surface area magnesium oxide into
Calix also completed a successful IPO of the company in July 2018, was awarded the NSW Premier’s Export Award for Environmental Solutions and was a National Export Awards Finalist.
The Calix team look forward to continuing the company’s development in 2019, and thank all shareholders and supporters of the company, and wish you all a safe and happy Christmas and New Year.
With global climate, energy, and sustainability challenges
set to intensify, Calix has identified some of the key trends
that have emerged in the last decade and why they are
likely to accelerate, and dominate, in the next decade.
After making initial inroads into the US through the Water Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii, Calix is forging ahead with this new market. The interest
Calix is pleased to announce the
Calix’s first project will be in Southern California and will go live in January. Calix’s Charleston units will dose ACTI-Mag into the city’s sewers to mitigate
Partner profile: Dave Badgley of Badgley & Associates
Dave has more than 35 years’ experience in business development for the construction of pipelines, inspection, maintenance, locating equipment, pipe and construction services. The company
Partner profile: Gene Glassburner - Performance Pipeline Technologies
As the owner of Performance Pipeline Technologies, Gene provides quality pipeline condition assessment services, cleaning, and pipeline cleaning for agencies and trenchless pipeline rehabilitation contractors.
He has worked on more than 1,000,000 feet of trenchless
A rendering plant that processes four million kilograms of animal waste each week and uses a substantial amount of water and energy for its operations needed to reduce its energy usage.
The exceptionally strong wastewater produced by the business is treated initially in covered anaerobic lagoons (CAL) before being aerobically treated in a
In late 2014, the company engaged Calix to dose its anaerobic ponds with ACTI-Mag to allow the pond loadings to be increased from 70
After the dosing, the loading was quickly increased to 100
Calix was engaged to dose the plant’s anaerobic ponds with ACTI-Mag to help with the treatment of wastewater and the production of biogas
Following the start of the ACTI-Mag dosing, the final effluent phosphorous fell steadily to between 40 and 80 mg/L over six to 12 months. During this period, the reported incidence of struvite pipe blockages also decreased, indicating that nuisance struvite was being reduced.
These positive results encouraged the company to continue using ACTI-Mag to
As a result of more efficient biogas production, the company has saved approximately $1.5 million on energy costs.
China, with one-fifth of the world’s population, accounts for two-thirds of the world’s reported aquaculture production.
China is one of the biggest markets in the world for shrimp with about one million metric tons grown per year. With a temperate climate and rather cold winters, Northern China cannot grow shrimp all year round as is the case in Southeast Asia.
Rising domestic demand for shrimp means factory farms must focus on increasing its yields and overall productivity. With intensive
Calix’s partners met in October at our first Calix Asian Partners Conference, to map out activities for the coming 12 months.
Targeting aquaculture, water conditioning and enhanced biogas markets with our innovative high surface area AQUA-Cal+ and ACTI-Mag products.
During 2018, Calix extended its linkages to universities and research institutes in Australia and Europe through participation in research programs, in which the focus is our unique production of nano-active materials in Australia.
The collaborative model enables science and engineering researchers to spend time at Bacchus Marsh making novel
the most promising applications.
To deliver this vision, Calix has upgraded its CFC 850 Calciner and is constructing the BATMn reactor, with Australian Government AMGF funding, to make new battery and catalyst materials under novel processing conditions. Calix has sponsored research at CERTH, in Greece, which has revealed important insights into the origin of the bioactivity of its nano-active MgO.
In 2018, Calix is a partner with Deakin and Monash Universities in its Australian Government funded industrial training
These programs will lead to a number of collaborative projects in batteries, catalysts, 3-d printing and pharmaceuticals. These are examples of “lean innovation” in which early stage, prospective R&D can be progressed and rapidly assessed, and from which Calix has generated great success to date. We look forward to working with our collaborative R&D networks in 2019.
Calix is a partner of the ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centre
Chief Scientist Mark Sceats presented our advanced battery materials technology for which we are recruiting 3 students from Deakin and Monash Universities to work on this exciting project. As the world transitions to renewable energy, increasing demand is required
Calix’s Technology was mentioned in an article published by TechCrunch, an American online publisher of technology industry news, as one of the very few carbon and storage technologies that could help mitigate the effects of climate change particularly for the cement sector. Read the full article: https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/23/y-combinator-issues-a-request-for-geo-engineering-startups-because-climate-change-is-real-and-were-all-going-to-die/
Adam started working in civil construction in 2007, as a
Adam joined Calix in 2015, bringing a depth of expertise in general fabrication and extensive experience of onsite maintenance from a number of rock and sand quarries, concrete, asphalt
Today as Calix Bacchus Marsh’s Maintenance Supervisor Adam plans and executes onsite maintenance, supervises and coordinates contractors during large scale maintenance projects.
In his free time, he likes to play competitive online video