BioMax® technology has made our value-from-waste process a global leader.



Our patented BioMax® technology is the cornerstone of our zero-waste, clean-energy production process.

The BioMax® uses agricultural waste as "feedstock" to generate heat and electricity. The gasifier heats the feedstock to more than 800° C, releasing a mixture of flammable gasses called syngas. The syngas is filtered, and then used to power engines inside the BioMax® which turn a generator and make electricity.

Not all the feedstock, such as woody biomass like wood chips, walnut shells, etc, can be converted into syngas, leaving behind a carbon-rich skeleton called biochar. The biochar produced by the BioMax® gasification system is a high-quality, soil-enriching product that can be used to sequester carbon in soil, improve food security, preserve agricultural diversity and much more.

Our Biochar is certified by the International BioChar Initiative.


The 2nd generation BioMax  ®   gasification unit

The 2nd generation BioMax® gasification unit

  • Turnkey system, operable 24/7.
  • Fully automated, can be remotely controlled, can operate unattended. Important system functions are continuously monitored and logged. 
  • Low maintenance: requires approximately 30-45 minutes per day for maintenance and to prepare feedstock.
  • Compact footprint: 30ft x 30ft (10m x 10m) - unlike most renewable energy systems of comparable power output.
  • Meets EPA requirements.
  • Reduces or eliminates "waste" disposal costs.
  • Produces high-quality biochar byproduct.
  • Can be configured for numerous energy services including combined heat and power (CHP), gas only (boilers & driers) & cooling.
  • Commercially available & proven technology.
  • Built in ISO 20' containers, factory tested, and can be installed in less than a week.
    (Customer provides concrete pad plus electrical and thermal inter-connects.)
  • Highly efficient, advanced gasifier technology that produces extremely low levels of tar and no other pollutants.
  • BioMax® employs dry filter for gas clean-up. It uses no water or oil scrubbers, produces no waste water & requires no waste water treatment system.


Community Power Corporation (CPC), established in 1995, is a wholly owned subsidiary of SynTech Bioenergy LLC and is the world's leading developer and supplier of small, modular biomass gasification systems.

CPC’s was the first company world-wide to:

  • Deploy automated, modular biopower systems capable of operating unattended in Energy Services Company (ESCO) applications.
  • Manufactures complete, turn key modular biopower systems in standard ISO containers.
  • Develop on-site energy independence solutions that can produce power, heat and cooling.