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Cielo holds an exclusive global license, to complete the development and commercialization of the renewable fuel technology on which its facilities are and will be based. The technology, which is patented in Canada and the United States, uses landfill waste, tires, plastics, wood shavings and paper products to produce diesel, kerosene (jet and marine fuels), and naphtha. Cielo retains the exclusive right to construct and commercialize facilities using the technology and has agreed to pay royalties to a related company upon the commercialization of the technology.
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 atmospheric pressure, heat and 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 plastics, rubber, organic material and wood derivative waste to fuel. Cielo’s business model is to source feedstocks from a wide variety of potential suppliers and convert the feedstocks into fuels to be sold to a wide variety of potential purchasers. The Company plans to construct facilities that will convert 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.
Almost every developed country in the world has a mandate to blend renewable fuels, and Cielo will be selling 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 virtually no 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 Red Deer, Bridgeview Place II Suite #115, 5114 – 58 Street, T4N 2L8. Please note the Vancouver address is for the legal office. #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 a large advantage over biodiesel on production costs, as they use waste for feedstock that costs pennies per liter, where agriculture crops cost approximately $.80 per liter.
Yes, while only 2 of 7 plastics are typically recyclable, Cielo can convert all 7 types of plastic. This is especially important as the plastic recycling business is in terrible shape. Asia is no longer taking our plastic waste from North America. Cielo’s business model is migrating to not only convert the plastic we have here in Canada and the US but also to become an importer of plastic waste. In doing so, Cielo can clean up plastic waste from all affected countries and our world oceans.
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