Monolith Plasma Black delivers the only complete sustainability story in the carbon black industry — a story as broad as it is deep. True, proven sustainability gives your products a definitive advantage in the marketplace.
The only truly sustainable carbon black
Monolith’s sustainability platform corresponds to nine of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations.
Learn more about the UN Sustainability Development Goals here.
Significantly reduces CO2 emissions
When using renewable or bio-derived natural gas as the feedstock, Monolith’s plasma process reduces overall CO2 emissions by nearly 90 percent, due to the anaerobic (oxygen-free) environment. Even without using renewable natural gas, we generate a 72 percent reduction compared to the conventional process.
At much greater efficiency
While using 40% less feedstock compared to conventional furnace black process, Monolith’s process delivers a yield of 95 percent, compared to conventional manufacturing’s 55 to 60 percent. We use less and make more.
On a path to carbon-neutral or carbon-negative
When we begin to use renewable or bio-derived feedstocks, we can draw down carbon intensity even further, allowing for the potential of a carbon-neutral or carbon-negative carbon black.
Virtually eliminates NOx and SOx
Beyond CO2, Monolith’s plasma process eliminates the release of other greenhouse gases such as sulfur oxide and nitrogen oxide, and other environmentally harmful gases created by carbon black production.
Uses much less water
Not only does Monolith’s process require 40 percent less water than conventional carbon black production, mainly for cooling, Monolith is able to return up to five percent of the water to the aquifer, with 65 percent evaporating into the natural water cycle.
Uses clean electricity
Monolith’s plasma process always utilizes clean, renewable electricity, virtually eliminating emissions from our power source.
Sequesters carbon safely
Monolith’s groundbreaking technology inherently captures and utilizes carbon from natural gas and sequesters it into valuable products.