Kalmar, Sweden – September 20, 2015 – The Jacobi Group announces that production has begun at its newest coconut shell carbon activation plant, based at Cagayan de Oro on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. Once running at full capacity (anticipated by the end of 2015), this facility will be the world’s largest coconut shell activated carbon plant with a new level of automation. The plant will serve as a key component of Jacobi’s strategy to continually strengthen its position as the number one worldwide manufacturer of coconut-based carbon.
“This facility, with its size and sophistication, represents the state-of-the-art in carbon activation technology, and will give us greater flexibility to assure a consistent supply of high quality activated carbons for our customers,” stated Anders Skeini, CEO of Jacobi Carbons Group. “Worldwide, customers are realizing the benefits of coconut shell-based carbons, and this facility will improve our ability to meet that growing demand. Once completed, Jacobi’s global facilities of coconut shell carbon will have a production capacity in excess of 60,000 MT (130 million lbs.), making us by far the largest in the world.”
The Jacobi Carbons Philippines facility will include a charcoal granulation plant, multiple activation kilns with a nominal capacity in excess of 20,000 metric tons per year, grinding and pulverizing capacity, specialty impregnation and water/acid washing. The formal inauguration of the plant will take place on September 22, 2015.
About Jacobi Carbons:
Founded in 1916, Jacobi Carbons Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Osaka Gas Chemicals Co. Ltd, and is an industry leading manufacturer of activated carbon products for use in water, air, and process purification applications. With production facilities around the world, we offer a full range of activated carbon products based on coal, coconut shell, wood, and other raw materials, covering a wide breadth of applications. Today, we are the world’s largest manufacturer of coconut shell based activated carbons.