Bergen Carbon Solutions uses innovative technology to produce carbon nanofiber, a groundbreaking material with applications in everything from energy storage to protective clothing.
Carbon nanofiber is an emerging material that is lighter than plastic and stronger than steel, with exceptional thermal and electrical conductivity. The material is in rapidly growing demand for a wide range of industrial and technological applications.
Production of carbon nanofibers, however, is traditionally based on the carbon-containing vapours found in natural gas. This manufacturing process has high energy demands and results in greenhouse gas emissions.
Rather than using natural gas to produce carbon nanofibers – with resulting CO₂ emissions – Bergen Carbon Solutions uses CO₂ to produce the nanofibers – leaving only O₂ emissions.
The company does this by capturing CO₂ directly from industrial chimneys. The Bergen Carbon system uses less energy than traditional methods, and the only by-product of the process is pure oxygen gas.
Bergen Carbon Solutions production process is a CO₂-negative technology, which results in cleaner air and reduced industrial emissions.
Due to their unique combination of strength, durability and conductivity, carbon nanofibers have a vast range of applications. They have revolutionised energy storage, protective clothing, flame retardance and oil spill remediation, as well as therapeutic cancer drugs.
Bergen Carbon Solutions’ technology makes the production of carbon nanofibers more cost effective, with a positive environmental impact. Greenhouse gases are removed from the atmosphere rather than added to it.
The market for carbon nanofibers is experiencing rapid growth, principally due to emerging applications in the electronics and healthcare industries. The carbon nanofiber market is estimated to grow from USD 4.55 billion in 2018 to USD 9.84 billion by 2023.
Bergen Carbon Solutions’ production process was verified by SINTEF in 2017. Full-scale production and availability will be in place by November 2019.
Bergen Carbon Solutions was founded in 2016 by chemical engineers Jan B. Sagmo and Finn Blydt-Svendsen.
Environment-friendly carbon nanofiber production
Removes CO₂ from the atmosphere
Full-scale operations planned for late 2019