Bygen: Turning waste into activated carbon

Pilot-scale activated carbon plant © Bygen

Australian startup Bygen is offering agribusinesses more reasons to upcycle waste sustainably into a lucrative product with its eco-friendly process to make activated carbon

Agricultural waste can be transformed into useful products like compost and fuel briquettes, but more often than not it is burned or discarded. Adelaide-based Bygen wants to helps agriculture and forestry businesses convert organic waste into activated carbon while using less heat and energy than conventional methods of making activated carbon from coal or hardwood.Activated carbon, also called activated charcoal, has a high capacity to adsorb various chemicals, making it suitable for many applications, ranging from water filtration to metal recovery and soil remediation. CTO and co-founder Be...
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