At the core of Calix’s diverse and versatile innovations is a pioneering technology that re-imagines the calcination process, enabling new applications and materials that solve global challenges.
Calix’s technology involves grinding minerals to between one hundredth and one thousandth of a millimetre in size, and then “flash” heating them in an externally heated reactor in a very short time, at up to 950 °C. As trapped gases in the minerals “bubble out” of the particles, they create highly porous honeycomb-like structures in the particles. Calix technology allows for the direct separation of CO2, allowing it to be used for carbon dioxide reduction in traditionally carbon dioxide intensive industries, such as lime and cement production.
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.
The application of the Calix technology to batteries could be a game changer in terms of providing cheaper and more sustainable energy storage solutions.Read more
With quality, cost and sustainability in mind, Calix has developed solutions to help improve food production in agriculture without anti-biotics, fungicides and pesticides.Read more
We help airports control odours from wastewater and protect sewer assets more effectively.Read more
Helping aquaculture improve productivity to meet the nutritional needs of a growing population.Read more
Calix’s technology has the potential to enable both the cement and lime industries reduce their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions dramatically.Read more
We help food manufacturers reach higher standards of wastewater treatment for environmental discharge.Read more
We help councils & water authorities manage water and wastewater challenges.Read more
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.
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Research into nano-particles (defined as particles between 1 and 100 nanometers, or billionths of a meter, in size) is rapidly increasing, due to the unique physical and chemical properties these materials manifest, and the potential high value applications in health, electronics, catalysts, 3d printing and batteries.
However, problems associated with fixing these particles in place to allow practical use, as well as the expense in producing them, has restricted more widespread use.
Calix’s CFC technology can be used to produce “nano-active” particles…particles which, because of their high surface area, display many of the unique properties of nano-particles, while being a thousand times larger (and therefore more easily and cheaply produced and utilised).
Carbon capture is the process of selectively removing and capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) from industrial processes. It can then be used (eg as an industrial gas, or via technologies under development such as fuel recycling, etc) or permanently stored (eg sequestered in saline aquifers, or via technologies under development such as in building products or plastics).
Both the cement and lime industries have relatively high CO2 emissions with around 60% of their total CO2 emissions being released directly, and unavoidably, from the processing of limestone (which is 50 % by weight CO2). Carbon capture is the only means by which these industrial processes can dramatically reduce their emissions
Calix technology has been successfully scaled to commercial (30kTpa) production, and we are continuing to find new materials and applications with a rich development pipeline.
New materials produced by our Calix technology 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 solutions, applications and industries.
Calix is a team of dedicated people developing a unique, patented technology to provide industrial solutions that address global sustainability challenges.
“We are in a position with global warming, where we can’t go back in time or undo what have already done… but we can try to evolve technologies to move forward and make a better future for us all.”
“You can’t continue improving things if we are not learning together and improving together. […] Safety isn’t just safety, everybody contributes to safety and to quality as a team.”