Solving global challenges

Solving global challenges has been the basis of our passion and our business for over a decade, in our quest to become a leading global innovator of industrial solutions for the environment.

Because there’s only one Earth.

Mars is for quitters!

Our purpose explained.

The global challenges we solve

Customer Stories

Improving the Sustainability of Water Treatment \ Municipalities
Solving extreme H2S odor, El Centro

ACTI-Mag reduces the odor to manageable levels at El Centro, Southern California, United-States.

Improving the Sustainability of Water Treatment \ Municipalities
Magnesium Hydroxide liquid for odour control, Cassowary Coast Regional Council

Replace lime and alum with Calix’s ACTI-Mag magnesium hydroxide liquid at Cassowary Coast Region, QLD, Australia.

Feeding the Growing Human Population \ Agriculture
Evaluation on field tomato in Australia, Goulburn Valley

BOOSTER-Mag improves plant resistance to insect damage at Goulburn Valley, Australia.

Improving the Sustainability of Water Treatment \
Chrome Precipitation at Casino, Casino Hide Tanners

ACTI-Mag is a highly reactive, concentrated and stabilised suspension of Magnesium Hydroxide manufactured by hydrating ultra high surface area Magnesium

Improving the Sustainability of Water Treatment \ Wineries
Improving the cellar door experience at Rutherglen, Campbell’s Wines

ACTI-Mag reduces H2S and consequently, odours within the cellar door at Campbell’s Wines, Rutherglen, Victoria, Australia.

Feeding the Growing Human Population \ Aquaculture
Yield Improvement in Shrimp & Prawn at Blue Archipelago, IKerpan Farm

AQUA-Cal improves the quality of water and thereby promoting better and healthy aquatic life at IKerpan Farm, Kerpan, Malaysia.

Creating Renewable Energy \ Agriculture
Anaerobic cogeneration plant at a piggery farm, Berrybank Piggery

ACTI-Mag on an anaerobic cogeneration plant at a piggery farm South West Victoria, Australia.

awards and recognition

latest news

September 18, 2019 \ Reducing CO2 Emissions
BBC Podcast about LEILAC: Can capturing carbon buy us time to tackle climate change?

LEILAC team welcomed the BBC to the LEILAC pilot plant at HeidelbergCement’s Lixhe site. The visit was part of People

September 02, 2019 \ Calix Global Challenges
Introducing Anna Tran – Safety Health Environment and Quality Manager

Anna is the Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) Manager at Calix, overlooking health and safety across Calix’s local and

September 02, 2019 \ Making Better Batteries
Calix awarded over $3.5M in new projects for technology development in Australia and Europe

New $9.4m Australian CRC-P Project led by Calix to develop advanced batteries. The CRC-P (Cooperative Research Centre Projects) program is

Responding to the threat of climate change

Our clients and partners include multinationals and smaller companies, governments and research institutes.

Some of our Partners

Addressing global sustainability challenges.

Calix has developed a patent-protected, platform technology that we are developing to help solve some key sustainability challenges as defined by the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The core technology is an Australian novel, patented “kiln” that produces “mineral honeycomb” – very highly active minerals. Calix is using these minerals, which are safe and environmentally friendly, to improve waste water treatment, biogas production and phosphate removal (SDG 6 and 14), help protect sewer assets from corrosion (SDG 9), help improve food production from aquaculture and agriculture with reduced chemical use (SDG 2, 14 and 15), and developing new battery materials (SDG 7 and 13).

A global network of R&D collaborations.

Calix develops its technology via a global network of research and development collaborations, including governments, research institutes and universities, some of world’s largest companies, and a growing customer base and distributor network for its commercialised products and processes.

For example, Calix is leading the LEILAC Project which is a consortium that includes the largest lime and cement companies in the world – HeidelbergCement, Cemex, Lhoist, Tarmac (a CRH company) – and some of the worlds’ leading universities and research institutes. Project LEILAC forms an integral part of the European Union’s target of reducing CO2 emissions by 80% below 1990 levels by 2050.

OUR HISTORY TIMELINE

  1. Foundation of Calix

    2005

    Calix is founded.

  2. Pilot

    2007

    First pilot calciner facility is built to test what was possible.

  3. First Plant

    2011

    First continuous calciner plant CFC 850 at Bacchus Marsh.

  4. Acquisition

    2012

    Acquisition of Myrtle Springs mining tenements.
    Awarded UK Government’s DECC grant to develop the Endex technology.

  5. World’s First

    2013

    World’s first 30kTpa commercial CFC demonstrator.
    First plant in South East Asia established.

  6. Awards

    2014

    First Magnesium Hydroxide Liquid (MHL) manufacturing facilities established in both VIC and QLD.

    Awarded a Commercialisation Australia grant helps accelerating the roll-out of our proprietary MHL slurrying technology via transportable batching plants.

    Establishment of a JV and MHL facility in the Philippines.

    Calix wins the Water Category Awards at the 2014 Australian Technologies Competition.

  7. More Wins

    2015

    ABA100 Winner for Best Technology Product in The Australian Business Awards 2015.

    Calix wins Agritech Award and is nominated Australia’s best emerging tech company of the year at the annual Australian Technologies Competition.

  8. Major Funding

    2016

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

    LEILAC consortium secures €12 Million EU Horizon 2020 Funding to demonstrate our CFC technology to reduce carbon emissions from cement and lime industries.

  9. Advanced Battery Project wins

    2017

    Calix part of EU H2020 SOCRATCES Project – winning 5m Euros for solar thermo chemical storage pilot project.

    Calix wins $0.8m in Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund for advanced battery materials project.

  10. IPO

    2018

    On 20 July 2018, Calix successfully completed its initial public offering (IPO) and its shares commenced trading on the Australian Stock Exchange.

    Calix lists on the ASX, raising A$8m to accelerate growth.

    Calix LEILAC Project begins construction at HeidelbergCement factory in Lixhe, Belgium.

  11. Licencing Agreement

    2019

    Calix enters 10-year distribution agreement with Afepasa to supply bioactive magnesium hydroxide for agriculture.

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Calix news:
Eliminating odours to boost sales at the cellar door

Find out how Calix’s #ACTI-Mag helped @CampbellsWines solve odour issue to offer a better experience to its visitors

Read the Customer story in our Newsletter Issue 32 to know the results -https://t.co/z9yMC1N7B1

A plant was able to save more than $1.5M in energy costs by improving its #biogas production by applying a concentrated, stabilised suspension of MHL to manage alkalinity & control pH in the anaerobic process

Article from @Sustain_Matters - https://t.co/J9qXfvZoJ4

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