Calix’s technology addresses global challenges such as carbon emissions, water treatment, infrastructure protection, food production, and energy with innovative industrial solutions.
Calix has developed, and is commercialising, a patent-protected technology platform that produces new materials and processes targeted at achieving a better and more sustainable future for all.
With global climate, energy, and sustainability challenges set to intensify, Calix's core technology is being used to develop more environmentally friendly solutions for a broad range of industries.
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!
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).
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.
Calix is founded.
First pilot calciner facility is built to test what was possible.
First continuous calciner plant CFC 850 at Bacchus Marsh.
Acquisition of Myrtle Springs mining tenements.
Awarded UK Government’s DECC grant to develop the Endex technology.
World’s first 30kTpa commercial CFC demonstrator.
First plant in South East Asia established.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Calix enters 10-year distribution agreement with Afepasa to supply bioactive magnesium hydroxide for agriculture.