World class biochar production facilities made in Finland

Remove CO2 by converting waste biomass into energy

Industry-level biochar production technology

Suitable for biogas, pyrolysis oil, and clean energy production

Clean

Biomass is carbonized in 600 degrees celsius, pyrolysis gas combusted at 1000 degrees celsius with minimal emissions.

Efficient

Excess energy from the plant can be used for heating, steam or other purposes.

Adjustable

High-precision process optimization capabilities enable the use of various feed stocks. Controlled pyrolysis process enables efficient biochar production.

Unique, state-of-art, turnkey solution for biochar and energy co-production.

Carbofex demo plant

No.1 facility in Europe

Our demo plant has been in operation since 2017. This specific unit carbonizes up to 500 kg of wood chips per hour, turning it into 140 kg of biochar and 1MW clean energy power.

With an optional electrostatic oil separator, the system can produce 100 liters of high-quality pyrolysis oil.

The facility can produce 1000 tons of biochar and 600 tons of oil per year, and up to 8000MWh clean energy as part of a municipal heating network.

 

INPUT
• 3500 t biomass

SUITABLE RAW MATERIALS
• waste wood chip and pellet
• nut hull / husk
• straw pellet
• olive pits, olive cake
• coconut shell
• date pits, palm kernels
• lignin pellets

GAS AND OIL CAN BE USED FOR
• Heat
• Steam
• Cooling
• Desalination
OPTIONAL AUXILIARY SYSTEMS
• Oil recovery ESP
• Wood vinegar recovery
• Hot water Boiler (district heat)
• Steam production
• Flue gas heat recovery
• Biochar enhancement system
• Feed stock dryer
• Greenhouse CO2 enrichment
FEEDSTOCK SPEC
• < 20% fines
• Max size < 80 mm
• Max thickness < 10 mm
• Density > 180 kg/m3
• Optimal moisture content 15 – 20 %
• Max moisture content 40 %
• Processing temperature 500 – 700 C
• Residence time 5 – 10 min*
* Using soft wood chip feed stock
OUTPUT
• 1000 t of biochar
• 5000 MWh of clean energy
• 3000 t of CO2 removals

The real black gold

Biochar turns carbon from potential climate disaster into an environmental solution and profit.

Pyrolysis technology turns existing biomass into valuable products of revolutionary biochar, oil, and gas.

There are multiple productive and environmental uses for production. These include fertile soil for plants and the filtration of harmful chemicals.

The facility produces more energy than it consumes. Extra renewable energy can be used for heating, cooling, or desalination.

About pyrolysis

About our biochar

Economics of biochar

Feedstock: Wood chip (spruce)
Amount 3,500 tons

Biochar

1,001 tons

=

2,002,000

Clean energy

8,001 MWh

=

400,015

CO2 removals (CO2 eq)

3,220 tons

=

400,015

Global impact

Our unique, proven technology uses pyrolysis to convert short-cycle carbon stored in biomass as CO2 into mineralized long-cycle carbon in the form of biochar. Biochar has many studied uses for positive impacts for environment and society.

Each kilogram of biochar produced binds around 3.5 kg of CO2 to the soil – permanently.
The biorefinery's energy can distill seawater, generating 250,000 liters of fresh water per day.
When used for filtration, biochar permanently binds toxins like mercury and phosphorus.

Amount of CO2 captured since 2017

9,800,000

kilograms

Equals the carbon footprint of

2,040

average global citizens

Carbon removal is certified by:

Puro.Earth

Biochar in action

Convert unutilized biomass and organic waste into valuable biochar with pyrolysis technology. The process removes CO2 from atmospheric circulation and generates clean energy, among several other benefits.

100% of Stockholm´s parks grow on fertile and clean biochar soil.

6,500 tonnes of organic waste becomes a growing ground for plants in the Swedish capital. The project will deliver revenue on the city’s investment in eight years, estimated at approximately 850,000 EUR.

See the numbers

Global loss of fertile land to be replaced with biochar

4,000,000,000

tonnes

94 % clean carbon used in semiconductor, battery, and environmental filtering technology.

Replacing fossil materials and bringing essential solutions to developing nations and industries, there are over 50 practical uses for biochar.

See the numbers

Number of scientific studies to support the use of biochar since 2007

7,369

studies

Europes largest pyrolysis plant - sells out production for over a year in advance.

80 % of the product is exported overseas. The rapidly growing market of biochar products is estimated to reach a total value of over $3 billion by 2025.

See the numbers

The estimated value of the biochar market in 2025

3,000,000,000

dollars

Carbofex participates in the $100M XPRIZE Carbon Removal

We have been invited and have officially registered for the XPRIZE Carbon Removal Competition and are eager to start our journey of achieving a scale of gigatons CO2 removal per year.

Officially launched on Earth Day 2021, XPRIZE Carbon Removal is a four-year global competition, aimed at tackling climate change by asking global innovators to develop solutions that can pull carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere or oceans and lock it away permanently in an environmentally benign method.

Learn more about XPRIZE Carbon Removal

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Carbofex Network

Don´t just take our word for it

We work closely with many organizations that evaluate and certify our facilities, products, and impact.

Carbofex team

When other kids still played with toys, we played with biomass, made char, and developed the foundations of what Carbofex is today – the real clean carbon maker.

SALES & MARKETING

Kim Lehiö

CHAIRMAN AND CO-FOUNDER

Veikko Kantero

CEO

Jussi Lemiläinen

CFO

Janne Kantero

Mauri Ranta

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Anna Yrjönen

OUR WORK TOWARDS

Shared global targets

The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals set out targets for improving the sustainability of our planet and the health and well-being of its inhabitants.

Carbofex helps to work towards the achievement of these goals by improving soil fertility, desalinating water, producing renewable energy, reducing atmospheric CO2, and combating desertification and deforestation.

Carbofex's pyrolysis technology processes local waste biomass from urban or agricultural sources in to biochar, which can be used to elevate the water retention ability of soil and reduce the need for fertiliser to grow food.
Carbofex's biochar plant produces pyrolysis gas and oil, which can provide energy for a desalination system that produces water for irrigation and for humans and cattle to drink. Biochar acts like activated charcoal and can be used to filter nutrients from run-off waters, preventing harmful algae growth in water systems. The nutrient-rich biochar filtering material can be then used to enhance agricultural soils for growing food.
Aside from biochar, the pyrolysis process also produces renewable energy from local waste biomass in the form of gas and oil. This energy can be used as a fuel for systems that provide heat, steam, cooling, drying, or desalination, among other things.
Pyrolysis is a negative-emission technology recognised by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The pyrolysis process refines the feedstock biomass, leaving a mineralized, highly carbonous material that doesn't compost or release carbon back into the atmosphere. This means that pyrolysis captures CO2 from biomass and stores it in the soil.
Biochar can be used to combat desertification and deforestation by enhancing the productivity of poor soils, potentially even harnessing disused desert areas for food production. This can form part of a holistic waste management process by using waste biomass and invasive species as a feedstock.
Carbofex Ltd. // Kaarnakatu 1, 37150 Nokia, Finland