AdvEn Super Activated Carbon (ASAC)



What is Activated Carbon?

– Activated carbon (AC) is a porous carbon material, which has been subjected to reaction with gases and sometimes with additional chemicals before, during or after carbonization in order to increase its adsorptive properties.
– The primary raw material used to produce activated carbon is any organic material with a high carbon content. Current industry standard materials: brown coal, coconut shells, nutshells, peat, wood.

– The carbon-based material is converted to activated carbon through physical modification and thermal decomposition in a furnace, under a controlled atmosphere and temperature

– Activated carbon has an incredibly large surface area per unit volume, and a network of submicroscopic pores where adsorption takes place.

AdvEn has developed a process that uses 100% hydrocarbon residues

ASAC's High Performance Energy Storage

Proprietary Synergistic Activation

AdvEn’s proprietary recipe and simplified process can achieve a “synergistic activation” effect that substantially increase the performance of activated carbons.  Such an enhancement is not seen in other commercial processes, even with the use of strong acids/bases.  All chemical agents in our processes are readily available and economical.  The synergistic effect enables activation at a lower temperature and eliminates the necessity to use strong acids/bases in the production process.

Feedstock Agnostic

ASAC technology is feedstock agnostic.  It can be applied to various feedstocks containing non-graphitic carbons, whereas most “high performance” activated carbon producers mainly use coconut shell powder which has a low carbon yield.  ASAC technology considers various agricultural wastes and industrial/hydrocarbon wastes and by-products as feedstock; and our finished products offer superior performance to those made from coconut shell powder.

Oil sands by-products are abundant in our local region, Alberta, Canada. These feedstocks not only meet the requirements for high-performance activated carbons produced via our ASAC technology, but also provide carbon yield that is 4 times higher than the commonly used coconut shell feedstocks due to the higher carbon content and greater chemical stability. The unique capability to utilize multiple types of feedstock makes ASAC a true material platform technology that converts many low value waste streams into high value-added activated carbon products.

Game Changing Performance

AdvEn’s ASAC technology can produce high performance activated carbons with surface area up to 3,200 m2/g, pore volume up to 1.9 cc/g and metallic impurity content as low as 50 ppm. These highly impactful properties provide significantly higher performance when ASAC is used in various energy storage systems.

How AdvEn's ASAC Carbon Stacks Up Against Its Competitors