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 Center 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.

60 lph

Currently designing a scaled-down 60-lph complete process system that will form the heart of Cielo’s Research and Development Centre.


Initiating design for first full-scale facility at Fort Saskatchewan in Q4 2022.


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 Demonstration Facility and positioning Cielo for the design initiation of a full-scale production facility(s) at our Fort Saskatchewan location prior to the close of Q4 2022. Read more about our plans for the Research and Development Centre and future commercial Fort Saskatchewan Facility(s).


Aldersyde, AB Demonstration 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 commercial production and revenue 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 Centre and full-scale waste-to-fuel facilities.

Research & Development Centre

Cielo is in the design stages of a Research and Development Centre. 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 Research and Development Facility coming soon.