Envirohemp

ENV: Description and role

Who we are

ENVIROHEMP (ENV) 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, ENV has fostered a number of strategical collaborations with key agents that provide both academic and commercial background to our initiatives.

Recently, ENV has successfully completed different Scale-up activities (grams to kgs) on the avant-garde processing of hemp waste and agrifood waste in general, including high-pressure extraction of prebiotic precursors (LIGNOFOOD project), hydrothermal carbonisation (CareSTOR project) and controlled pyrolysis for production of activated carbons for high-end applications (Carvoc and CareSTOR projects). As a result, ENV is one of few agents in Europe that combine deep expertise in both continuous pyrolysis and ultra-high pressure steam cooking (> 20 bar) of biomass.

What is our role in BeonNAT?

  • Study the potential transformation of extracted lignocellulosic biomass waste into high value activated charcoal

  • Scale up the activation process from laboratory scale into a semi-industrial scale continuous process

  • Full characterization of the produced activated charcoal

Our team

Envirohemp

Carlos Sanchis

R+D Manager

Envirohemp

Antonio Diez

R+D Technician