News Issues December 2017

Calix Global Challenges


Welcome to Issue Number 24 of the Calix Newsletter.

We are pleased to report some great progress since our last newsletter.

Calix is very proud to receive an Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund grant to build a battery materials processing facility at Bacchus Marsh. Our last newsletter featured our battery material development for manganese oxide cathode materials for use in rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries. Our progress from our initial patent application to R&D test results to being awarded a grant to help develop a production facility over the next two years, has taken just over 12 months. It is testament to the strength and versatility of the core Calix technology and the many potential industries to which it can be applied. Stay tuned for our next development!

Continuing on our battery theme, our R&D section in this newsletter outlines the €5m SOCRATCES project; our latest European research and development pilot to develop ThermoChemical Energy Storage for grid-scale batteries, with Calix technology at its core. This exciting, three-year project kicks off in January 2018.

Our BOOSTER-Mag agricultural crop protection product also continues strongly on its development pathway, with increased media attention to the unique value proposition of a fertiliser and crop protection product, all-in-one, over the last couple of months. Read about our latest BOOSTER-Mag developments in this newsletter.

Our commercial business continues to do well also, with more than 30 sewer pump stations now coated with PROTECTAMag across Australia and New Zealand. Read about this critical piece of sewer infrastructure and our solution to its protection from deterioration in this newsletter also.

As the year draws to a close, the Calix team would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very safe and enjoyable Christmas and New Year. We made great progress in 2017, and we look forward to achieving even more in 2018…”

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Advanced Manufacturing Growth Fund grant to build a battery materials processing facility
  • Pilot to develop ThermoChemical Energy Storage for grid-scale batteries
  • More than 30 sewer pump stations now coated with PROTECTA-Mag across Australia and New Zealand
  • BOOSTER-Mag confirmed as providing quantifiable control of a number of destructive crop insect pests and disease
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