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Cielo developed the waste-to-fuel technology on which its facilities are and will be based. The technology, which is patented in Canada and the United States, uses waste wood, organics, landfill waste, tires, plastics, and paper products to produce diesel, kerosene (jet and marine fuels), and naphtha.

Cielo’s process for converting waste to fuel is referred to as thermal catalytic depolymerization (“TCD”). Feedstock is processed in a liquid slurry, currently using used motor oil, and is then heated in a reactor until liquified. The process uses low pressure, heat and a catalyst to break down feedstock molecules in the reactor until liquified. The catalyst causes an accelerated reaction forming a distillate. The distillate is placed through a distillation process where it is heated to temperatures that produce diesel, kerosene and naphtha.

Cielo’s strategic intent is to become Canada’s leading waste to fuel company using its environmentally friendly, economically sustainable technology. Cielo’s process that can convert waste feedstocks, including wood derived waste, plastics, organic material and rubber, to fuel. Cielo’s business model is to source feedstocks from a wide variety of potential suppliers and convert the feedstocks into fuel. The Company plans to construct facilities that will convert waste, including low carbon waste feedstocks to energy fuels, such as diesel, kerosene, and naphtha. The diesel from Cielo’s distillate could be used in diesel engines. Kerosene could be suitable for aviation or marine jet fuel, and naphtha could be used to assist in transporting heavy oil.

Every continent has issues with waste and almost every developed country in the world has a mandate to blend renewable fuels.  Cielo intends to sell into this growing market.  The global applications of Cielo’s technology are enormous.

The Cielo Difference

Cielo facilities can transform most household and industrial waste that currently goes to landfill into valuable fuel. Our facilities will be designed to operate with no harmful emissions and we can help greatly reduce methane emissions from landfills, as well as reduce reliance on imported biofuels made from agricultural products.


Cielo is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The Calgary office address is:
Suite 1100, 605 – 5th Avenue SW,
Calgary, Alberta
T2P 3H5.

Please note the Vancouver address is the legal office which is located at: #610 – 475 West Georgia Street, Vancouver BC V6B 4M9

Renewable diesel uses renewable feedstocks to produce a very similar diesel to fossil derived diesel. This allows a higher mixed blend ratio to biodiesel. Renewable diesel has very little water compared to biodiesel which allows it to be used 12 months per year. Biodiesel is made mostly from agriculture feedstocks, such as canola and soybeans.

Cielo has experimented with and have tested plastics historically which have yielded favourable initial results. There are seven resin identification codes (RIC), currently only #1 polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and #2 high-density polyethylene (PE-HD) are recyclable.  Cielo intends to increase its focus on studying #3 through #7 plastics as a feedstock for the production of waste-to-fuel products.  Cielo’s business model is to not only convert the plastic we have here in Canada and the United States but also to review the feasibility of becoming an importer of plastic waste. In doing so, Cielo can clean up plastic waste from all affected countries and our world oceans.

Industry Information

Average waste generated around the world as of January 1, 2014:
Waste generated in Canada since midnight:
Waste generated in Alberta since midnight:
Waste generated by one person in Alberta since midnight:
Waste that could be converted into fuel in Alberta since midnight:
Wasted Energy in megajoules from Alberta alone since midnight:

*Numbers used in calculations are cited from Statistics Canada’s 2010 Figures.
*Reset every midnight and calculated for a 24-hour period.