Meetings 2019

Thursday, 17th January, 2019

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

RECOVERING HIGH VALUE CARBON FROM LOW VALUE WASTE

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.

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