Product Description

HTC (hydrothermal carbon) is a carbon-rich, highly structured and flexible raw material that can be converted into a wide range of applications, including carbon black, activated carbon, specialty agricultural products, and fuels. Produced directly by Origin’s patented technology platform, Origin HTC has a carbon-negative footprint and is derived from sustainable wood residues rather than fossil resources.

Product Benefits

  • Carbon-negative footprint validated by Deloitte-authored life cycle assessment: Life Cycle Assessment by Deloitte Consulting

  • Cost-competitive with fossil carbon back and other petroleum-derived products

  • Tunable characteristics for applications such as activated carbon and carbon black, includes surface area

  • High available water capacity and cation exchange for agricultural applications

  • High energy density for fuel applications

  • Expected to provide stable pricing largely de-coupled from the petroleum supply chain, which is exposed to more volatility than supply chains based on sustainable wood residues

  • Supports many downstream materials and products

  • 100% bio-content


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  • Color: Black

Alternative Product Names

Carbonized hydrothermal carbon, Carbonized HTC, carbonized resin, calcined HTC, milled calcined HTC

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