is the way forward
Over the past 5 years, we have been developing and perfecting the method to produce high quality sustainable carbon nanomaterials out of waste biomass. We can synthesize high specific surface area graphene-like materials.
Additionally, we can produce a variety of carbon nanomaterials out of CO2. This process is carried out by employing the molten salt carbon capture and electrochemical transformation method. We are the first company selling nanomaterials that are produced in such a unique way – by turning the greenhouse gas into solid carbon.
Reprocessing waste biomass
UP Catalyst is taking biomass – mostly wood-based biomass – and turning it into valuable carbon nanomaterial. The process is carried out by employing simple pyrolysis process. Wood, pulp and paper industries produce a lot of waste that is considered having low economic value, as these waste materials are usually burned in factories in order to get heat or simply used for landfilling.
Material produced from waste biomass
Our patented method allows us to create graphene-like carbon from waste biomass, its physico-chemical properties are superior, and this makes it an attractive material for different energy conversion systems, such as fuel cells, batteries and supercapacitors.
UP Catalyst uses molten salt carbon capture and electrochemical transformation method to reprocess CO2 and produce valuable carbonaceous nanomaterials that can be used in a wide range of applications. The whole process involves three steps: (1) CO2 dissolves in molten salt (capture); (2) electrochemical reactions take place on the cathode and anode; (3) separation of products and collection. This is a sustainable way for producing carbon, as it reprocesses the widely known greenhouse gas and does not involve any toxic chemicals.
Material produced from CO2
Our product portfolio consists of carbons with different structure that are made from CO2: carbon nanofibers (CNFs), spherical carbon. Both materials have wide range of applications and the value of our products comes from the fact that they are made by sustainable reprocessing of CO2. Thus, we are able to produce high-quality materials that can compete with state-of-the-art materials that are made by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) method.