The Technology

Transforming everyday waste into valuable fuel to power the world.

Cielo’s Thermal Catalytic Depolymerization (“TCD”) process can transform most household and industrial waste into valuable fuel, eliminating it and its associated greenhouse gases from landfill.

Cielo’s technology has received patents in both Canada and the US. Our process generates no harmful emissions or GHGs, leads to reduced emissions from landfills and lowers reliance on imported biofuels. Cielo anticipates that its Research and Development (R&D) Demonstration Facility will generate valuable intellectual property associated with the conversion of waste-to-fuel that can be licensed to third party fuel producers and waste generators looking to green their operations.

Step 1

Through a low temperature and pressure process, feedstocks combine with a proprietary catalyst and carrier fluid.

Step 2

Feedstock is then processed into a liquid, before being heated in a reactor until liquified.

Step 3

Distillate then gets heated to temperatures that produce diesel, kerosene and naphtha.

Step 4

Resultant products are high-quality fuels including lower carbon diesel and aviation/marine fuel.


Currently designing a 60-lph complete process system that will form the heart of Cielo’s Research and Development (R&D) Demonstration Facility.


Initiating design for first full-scale facility 2023.


Long-term strategy to build & operate facilities across North America and to partner with waste and fuel producers.

Facilities & Projects

Cielo's Facilities and Projects

Cielo’s 2022 strategic plan focuses on continuous steady-state production and commercialization at the Aldersyde Facility, with fabrication of a 60-litre per hour ("lph") Research and Development ("R&D") Demonstration Facility to be completed in Q3 2022, positioning Cielo for the design initiation of a full-scale production facility(s) in 2023. Read more about our plans for the R&D Demonstration Facility and future commercialization.


Aldersyde, AB Facility

Located 25km south of Calgary, this 100% Cielo-owned facility is on a 2.5-acre site currently converting wood waste into fuel. Demonstrates proof of technology and process concept, targeting steady-state production in Q2 2022.

Fort Saskatchewan, AB Facility(s)

Cielo is planning to design and develop a full-scale production facility on the site at Fort Saskatchewan. This site includes 60-acres and will host both the Research and Development (R&D) Demonstration Facility and full-scale waste-to-fuel facilities.

Research & Development (R&D) Demonstration Facility

Cielo is in the design stages of a Research and Development (R&D) Demonstration Facility. This will feature a scaled-down version (60-litres per hour or “lph”) of a complete process system intended to mimic a full-scale, state-of-the-art facility which we anticipate will be the basis for the design of future, full-scale commercial facilities. Photo is an image of Cielo’s existing and historical testing apparatus which is now in our testing facility. Images of the 60-lph R&D Demonstration Facility coming soon.