Envirohemp offers tailored production of Biochar for fertilisers and Activated Carbon for Water Treatment, at the kilogram and Ton scale. Biochar can be produced using waste from biomass or animal origin (manure), or combinations of both. ENV can design biochar to meet a number of different functions: structural soil amendment, porous absorbent for controlled release of nutrients/absorption of contaminants or a NP-rich carbon based fertiliser.
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ENVIROHEMP has the potential to become a major European agent in the development of alternatives for the green industry, particularly in the valorisation of waste biomass for a circular economy. The production of tailor-made activated carbons and other carbonaceous materials from agroforestry waste, combining both pyrolytic and hydrothermal processing is the core technology of our company. Our innovative developments include the fractionation of lignocellulose into its three major components and/or related Green Primary Chemicals. Our highly qualified staff puts together availed expertise in Project Coordination, solid scientific formation and successful leadership in Scaling-up tasks (4 participations in FP7 and H2020 Projects) for avant-garde biomass processing. During its short life, Envirohemp has fostered a number of strategical collaborations with key agents that provide both academic and commercial background to our initiatives.
Our business oriented way of thinking first materialized in 2015 in the form of Pilot facilities located in the start-up incubator of the Centre of European Innovation of Navarra in Tudela (SPAIN). In 2018 Pilot has been upgraded with end-to-end processing lines encompassing pre-treatment of biomass, pyrolysis, hydrothermal treatment as well as final conditioning of carbon materials that includes milling, granulometry classification and pelletization among others. In addition, an end-to-end Industrial line based on proprietary pyrolytic technology for the transformation of biomass into high-end carbonaceous materials will be commissioned in early 2019 with an output capacity in the range of several Tons per week of operation. Such facilities provide academic partners with the relevant industrial environment required for validation of lab-scale innovations, thus covering all the gap from preliminary to advanced TRLs. Precise variable control allows process refinement leading to increased profitability and product differentiation, enabling realistic cost-benefit analysis to attract stakeholders and end users.
The Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area will devise new R&I approaches to improve water availability and sustainable agriculture production in a region heavily distressed by climate change, urbanisation and population growth