FROM BIOMASS
TO BIOCHAR

The WASTX Carbon technology efficiently converts biomass into high-quality biochar, providing a dual solution for waste management and soil enrichment to support a greener, carbon-neutral future.

Based on the TCR® technology
developed by Fraunhofer UMSICHT

CO₂ REDUCTION WITH BIOMASS PYROLYSIS

The WASTX Carbon carbonizes a wide variety of biomasses in an oxygen-free environment; a process known as pyrolysis – a much better alternative to incineration. Biomass is transformed into biochar & green energy, preventing the carbon captured by the biomass during its lifetime to re-enter the atmosphere.
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Watch how WASTX Carbon
revolutionizes biomass

ECOLOGICAL SOLUTION
WITH AN ECONOMIC BENEFIT

Biomass

Sewage sludge

Biogas digestate

Wood chips

Green waste

& more

WASTX Carbon

Energy Production

Pyrolysis

Drying

Value

Biochar

Green energy

CO₂ certificates

STATE-OF-THE-ART
TECHNOLOGY

Years of research by Fraunhofer UMSICHT and the market experience of Biofabrik have resulted in a series WASTX Carbon system that will set new standards.

With the optional condensation, power generation and hydro-treatment module, we can tailor the plant even better to your needs and achieve maximum value.

WASTX Carbon Biomass Pyrolysis Plant, a shot of the reactor module, inverted colours with a metalic feel

Up to

t/d biomass

Up to

t/d biochar

Up to

t/d CO₂ reduction

*The values correspond to 1 WASTX Carbon system

HIGH TECH PAYS OFF

WASTX Carbon’s innovative design offers diverse revenue streams: from biochar and CO2 certificates to high electricity generation, unlocking new business opportunities.

Highest Quality Biochar

The biochar produced is upgraded through a reformer and can be used or sold as (certifiable) CO₂ storage, fertilizer, energy source & more.

Green Energy Production

Besides the highest quality biochar, you can also obtain heat & electricity by reforming the pyrolysis gas. The el power can be then linked to the grid.

CO2-Negative Solution

Around 1 ton of CO2 is bound per ton of input material. Thus, businesses can receive CO2 certificates, enabling profitable certificate trading.

WASTX Carbon MEETS REALITY

Case Study 1  ⟩

Biogas Plant Operator
Date: March, 2024

Location: West Germany

Summary: A biogas plant at the site struggled with profitability due to subsidy changes, prompting the introduction of a WASTX Carbon biomass pyrolysis plant that uses surplus forest wood and on-site fermentation residue. This new setup produces Terra Preta by mixing biochar with digestate, enhancing soil fertility and creating profitable new revenue streams from its sale and CO₂ certificates. These changes leverage local resources and space efficiently, by also increasing the site's economic viability.

Case Study 2  ⟩

Waste Wood Processing
Date: May, 2024

Location: South Germany

Summary: The project planned to use abundant waste wood from Saxon forests, previously sold as fuel, more efficiently through pyrolysis. Utilizing an existing hall at the site, a WASTX carbon biomass pyrolysis plant was installed, with plans to expand and include additional plants and energy recovery systems. This setup not only converts wood into biochar, sold to Terra Preta producers, but also generates extra income from electricity sales and CO₂ certificates. Thus, significantly enhancing the site's profitability.