Our Story

American BioCarbon's mission is to capitalize on the opportunities and challenges facing the sugar cane industry in a manner that benefits growers, mills, and consumers.

Co-located with the Cora Texas Sugar Mill in White Castle, Louisiana, American BioCarbon operates an innovative manufacturing facility which makes renewable products from sugar cane waste.  

We use patented biomass separation technology along with other specialized equipment to make biocarbon-derived fuel pellets, biochar, and absorbent pellets from sugar cane bagasse.

Our process reduces the environmentally harmful practice of burning excess bagasse, while producing valuable products and helping the sugar mill and local sugar growers.

 

Our First Facility

White Castle, Louisiana200,000 metric ton annual capacity

    • Patented Biomass Separation Unit (BSU) separates and reclaims leafy material from harvested cane before entering mill
    • BSU provides American BioCarbon with fiber material and helps sugar mill operations
    • Process reduces costs and improves revenues for sugar mill, farmers, and landowners
    • Located near several large international shipping ports for overseas product sales
    • ABC’s products meet growing market demand for renewable energy from sustainable biomass

 

Our Process

 

Biomass Separation Unit

  • Integration into sugar mill provides guaranteed supply of low cost feedstock
  • Adds economic benefit to farmers and sugar mills
  • Eliminates need for mill to manage bagasse residues
  • Feedstock supply is locked in
  • Compatible with sugar mills in any location

Drying, Screening & Pelletizing

  • Adaptation of conventional wood technology for agricultural residue
  • Thermal processing is energy neutral or net energy positive
  • Milling & screening create separate feed streams for biochar & pellet production

Carbonizing

  • Demonstrated process to produce biochar
  • Syngas produced provides heat for carbonizing and drying
  • Adaption of conventional bulk agricultural residue equipment for bagasse