Turning waste into worth. Is activated green carbon the answer to cleaning up our environment?

Season 3, Episode 13 - Listen on: Apple | Google |  Spotify

Article - Dr Lewis Dunnigan

Humanity is facing a global waste problem, with polluted air, contaminated water, and poison seeping into the soil. Even the most common process for removing these toxins – activated carbon adsorption – uses fossil fuels. Until now.

When University of Adelaide researchers developed a new, low-cost, eco-friendly method for producing activated carbon from agricultural waste, they worked to commercialise it as quickly as possible by forming start up, Bygen. 

Join host Professor Andy Lowe in conversation with Bygen’s co-founder Dr Lewis Dunnigan as we uncover the enormous potential of transforming our waste into activated carbon.  .

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