Our ambitions go beyond turning wood residues into a value-adding product. Our aim is to continue to find innovative and unique solutions for turning all non or hard to recycle wood residuesinto high value raw materials and energy. In fact, our aim is to create a world where we can replace fossil based materials.





Act&Sorb is the first company to have developed a sustainable and value-adding process for recycling wood residues such as MDF. Using a carbonization and activation technology, wood residue is converted into high value activated carbon. Activated carbon is an essential product to purify water and clean air. It is also used in the production of many food ingredients, medicines and numerous indispensable chemicals.


How we use wood residues into activated carbon

  • We carefully select the type and source of non-recyclable wood
  • Thereafter the selected wood is grinded and sieved according to our specifications leading to a number of separate wood precursors for the inventinc production process.
  • Depending on the production run, a selection of these precursors is used.
  • In the first production step, the wood is converted to char.
  • Next the char is converted to activated carbon – so called FibreCarb (R) carbon – by steam activation.

The thorough selection process of the precursors, the constant quality control in all intermediate steps and the high process temperatures guarantee a high purity activated carbon.



Act&Sorb controls every step in the AC manufacturing process, from precursor to final delivery. Consequently, we guarantee superior AC quality. During and after each step the quality control procedures take place (intake precursor, carbonization, activation, seizing, packaging & delivery) and with a unique lot number. We have 100% traceability.


High purity activated carbon

The FibreCarb activated carbon is characterized by the absence of heavy metals as a result of the careful selection of precursors. The high temperatures during production ensure that the  binders used in the MDF are decomposed to water, carbon dioxide and nitrogen.


 Why the process is sustainable

  • Non-recyclable wood has been successfully converted into valuable activated carbon which replaces fossil based carbons (peat, lignite and coal).
  • By using non-recyclable wood, we avoid cutting trees.
  • The production facilities are in Genk (Belgium) meeting the high European environmental standards.
  • The non-recyclable wood is abundantly locally available leaving no need to ship raw materials, char or carbon from Asia or America.
  • The CO2 footprint of our products is lower than reactivated carbons.
  • Excess syngas is re-used or converted into green energy

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