NEXT MEETING –  Thursday, 17th January – 7 for 7:30 pm

Guest Speaker: Ben Morton
Technical Director & Co-Founder: ByGen Pty Ltd


ByGen is a spin-out company from the Chemical Engineering department of the University of Adelaide. Co-Founded by Dr Lewis Dunnigan, Dr Philip Kwong, and Mr Ben Morton.

The process converts agricultural waste, straw, husks, hulls, etc. and other non-saleable waste.  Shown is an auger in a heated chamber which is the first stage of the process.  Feed drops down the left vertical tube, into the screw where it is conveyed along at a high temperature, converting it into charcoal. It is then converted into activated carbon using a patent pending technology developed by ByGen.

The process is a giant leap over existing processes, using low temperatures and impure gases whereas the current method uses high temperatures and higher purity gases and the output quality is comparable.

Video about ByGen

Meetings are held at:
19 on Green Community Centre,
19 Green Street, Brompton. SA 5007

On the 3rd Thursday of each month, 7pm for 7:30pm start…

(Note: the December meeting will be on the 2nd Thursday)


Visitors are asked to pay a $10.00 fee per meeting.
If you decide to join on that night, this fee will be deducted from your membership fee.
Please see the Membership page for the fee structure.

** A meal before the meeting?
All members and visitors are welcome to meet from 6.00 pm for a relaxing meal at:
Excelsior Hotel, 110 Coglin St (Corner of Hawker St. and Coglin St.) Brompton SA 5007
We have a permanent booking – just ask for the Inventors’ Table.
This is a good time to wind-down from a busy day and just chat (and eat!) before the main meeting.
It is only a short walk to our meeting place (see above).

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