SunCoal’s History

2016

  • Production of technical carbons from lignin and other input materials in continuous pilot plant runs (multi-ton scale)
  • Market entry of SunCoals Separation Technology
  • Production of bio-based platform chemicals in laboratory scale
  • Expansion investment in our pilot plant for the production of technical carbons on ton scale

2015

  • SunCoal joins the Leading Edge Cluster BioEconomy
  • Commissioning of the first entrained flow gasification pilot plant for biocoal at the Technical University of Munich
  • Technical breakthrough with the successful utilization of technical carbons in established polymer applications on laboratory scale

2014

  • Production of technical carbons from lignin and other input materials on laboratory scale
  • Koehler Paper Group becomes new majority shareholder

2013

2012

  • Numerous hours of operation of HTC Pilot Plant for the prodution of biocoal from different input materials
  • Winner of the „Germany: Land of Ideas” Contest 2012

2011

  • Optimization of HTC Pilot Plant for customer testing

2010

  • Move to Ludwigsfelde for company growth

2008

  • Operational launch of the first HTC Pilot Plant
  • Winner of the Wirtschaftswoche (German Business Monthly) Founder’s Award

2007

  • Initial technical operation and patent validation at TU Berlin
  • Foundation of SunCoal Industries GmbH