Collie, WA

Net Zero Carbon Plant for Magnesium Production.

Pyrochar Pty Ltd is proud to announce that we are in the advanced stages of developing a new net-zero carbon plant for a green magnesium refinery in Collie, Western Australia. This project is will produce a metallurgic grade of Net Zero Carbon (PyroChar) that will be used to replace fossil-fuelled carbon (coal) in the production of magnesium, resulting in net zero Magnesium production. 

The project is being developed in collaboration with Magnium Australia, who are in the process of developing Western Australia’s first Magnesium refinery in Collie. Pyrochar’s plant will convert local biowaste into carbon, used by Magnium Australia to produce green Magnesium for both local and international consumption, and will be the world’s first fully integrated ‘Green Magnesium’ production facility. The plant is expected to commence construction shortly, with operations beginning in 2025.

We at Pyrochar are excited to lead this groundbreaking project and are committed to developing sustainable solutions for the industry.

Project Overview




Net Zero Carbon Plant – Collie


Self-Sustaining Pyrolysis – Developed in partnership with research partner CSIRO.


90,000 Tons of Biowaste – 30,000 tons of Carbon per year

Fossil Fuel CO2 Abated/Displaced 

~80,000 Tons per year

Investment Size


Jobs created

40+ long term local jobs, 200+ indirect jobs, 60+ construction jobs

Feedstock source

Manjimup Biowaste 

Electricity source

Nil – No electricity required, Self Sustaining/ ExoThermal Process

Output type

90% Fixed Carbon briquettes


The Greenest and Most Efficient Carbon Globally

Using a three-times patented technology developed by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), the Self Sustaining Pyrolysis produces a fossil-free, Net Zero source of carbon (PyroChar) for highly efficient metal production.

Our PyroChar has been tested & used in Electric Arc furnaces for Steel production, Blast Furnaces for Steel production, and Magnesium refining.


Our unique, patented Self Sustaining Pyrolysis was initially developed by the CSIRO, Australia’s National Science Agency.
Pyrochar has exclusive rights and ownership to develop this technology globally.

View our technology page for further information.


Pyrochar is currently working with wholesale & institutional investors who are aligned with decarbonisation, and green impact investing.

We welcome conversations with environmentally aligned and socially positive investors.

“Engineers and scientists are working around the clock on how to decarbonize cement, steel, and plastics; shipping, trucking, and aviation; agriculture, energy, and construction. I believe the decarbonizing of the global economy is going to create the greatest investment opportunity of our lifetime.”

– Larry Fink, CEO BlackRock Inc.