Licella has spent the past 12 years developing its proprietary hydrothermal upgrading platform, the Cat-HTR (Catalytic Hydrothermal Reactor).
Cat-HTR technology has been extensively tested over a range of renewable biomass and End-of-Life Plastic at Licella’s large scale continuous-flow pilot plant on the NSW Central Coast, an hour north of Sydney, Australia.
The synthetic oil from the Cat-HTR™ process can be refined to chemicals to produce new plastics, used to produce more sustainable fuels and waxes, and has applications including road base and low sulfur marine fuels.
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With over AU$75M invested in the Cat-HTR™ platform, it is now commercial-ready.
Licella is working with strategic partners to build the world’s first commercial-scale hydrothermal upgrading plants.
The Cat-HTR™ platform can be fully integrated within partner’s existing infrastructure, to provide a brand new revenue stream to industries such as pulp and paper and resource recovery.
By doing so, Licella is helping to provide a high value proposition for its partner’s low value residues, diverting plastic from landfill, incineration and the natural environment and reducing reliance on virgin fossil crude.
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