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Aduro Clean Technologies – Promoting sustainability and the circular economy with game-changing new technologies

ADURO CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES INC. CSE:ACT | OTC:ACTHF | FSE:9D50

It’s no secret: the world has a major problem when it comes to recycling plastics and upgrading petroleum products.

Sustainability issues like these regularly feature on mainstream news channels, and are also the subject of countless documentaries on streaming services like Netflix. What’s more, governments worldwide are now stepping in more than ever, making bolder commitments to directives designed to fix the many ways in which we are damaging our planet.

But the real question is: how do we make the earth more sustainable?

As it stands, the figures are undoubtedly bleak.

And naturally, the environmental impact is bleaker still.

Take waste plastics as an example. Estimates vary, but according to National Geographic, just 9% of the world’s plastic was recycled in 2020.

And worse, of that slim percentage, rather than actually being recycled, most plastic waste is downcycled, becoming less and less useful each time it’s processed, until it eventually cannot be recycled at all.

There’s a reason for this.

Indeed, as is the case with many of the other resources we use — like renewable oils and bitumen, for example — waste plastics are very hard to break down.

In fact, in many cases, the cost and scale required to collect, transport, and treat these materials means it’s simply easier and cheaper for firms to leave them on our lands and in our waters, where they do environmental harm, than it is to recycle and upgrade them.

It’s a serious problem.

But the good news is, a small, relatively under-the-radar tech company based in Canada just might have discovered the ideal solution.

For over a decade now, Aduro Clean Technologies has been researching and developing approaches to waste upcycling that are not only highly efficient and profitable, but also very circular and sustainable.

And in doing so, the company has discovered a brand-new technological process — known as Hydrochemolytic™ technology (HCT) — that could have a revolutionary impact on the way we recycle and make use of waste plastics, bitumen, and renewable oils.

It’s obviously very exciting, but what’s perhaps most innovative about the whole offering from Aduro Clean Technologies is that it’s done using water along with naturally-derived agents including sustainable matter derived from biomass.

It all means that HCT could very well present a far superior way of utilizing the abundant waste that plagues our planet, while maximizing the use of our natural resources.

And that would constitute a huge breakthrough.

Indeed, thanks to its technology, Aduro Clean Technologies could be well on the road to becoming a significant player in its market.

And — as always — smart investors who get in on the ground floor will enjoy the most transformational returns when the company’s vision comes to fruition.

READ OUR SPECIAL REPORT to learn much more about Aduro Clean Technologies, and the technology that could propel it to a billion-dollar valuation

Aduro Clean Technologies – transforming how we upcycle plastics, upgrade bitumen, and transform renewable oils into renewable fuels

Before we go any further, you may well wonder why some materials are so difficult to break down, recycle, and upgrade.

Well, it really comes down to the fact that these materials consist of very large and robust macromolecules.

On the upside, macromolecules like those in plastic have countless, beneficial uses, and are easy to produce at a relatively low cost. However, the same mechanical and chemical durability that makes them so useful also means that post-use, their breakdown in nature can take hundreds of years.

The prevailing solution has long been to accelerate the breakdown of these macromolecules with well-established variants of a chemical process known as thermolysis, such as pyrolysis and gasification.

However, the extreme heat and hydrogen required by thermolysis, alongside its chemical limitations, results in complex and energy-intensive operations that create, among other issues, a lot of harmful emissions.

As you’d imagine, this can very quickly undermine the aim of recycling and upgrading in the first place — a very real problem in the 21st Century where mountains of waste materials cover our lands and oceans.

Likewise, because thermolytic operations typically are very complex and expensive to build and operate, they often are economically viable only on a very large scale, placing them beyond the financial resources of smaller plastic recyclers. Meanwhile, these types of operations force recycling and upgrading facilities to use specific operating methods and business models, resulting in CapEx, OpEx, and scale limitations.

In the case of plastic recycling in particular, these limitations can require plants to be built right next to landfills, where waste is mixed with various materials that make the process increasingly complicated and expensive — partially explaining today’s low recycling rate.

Aduro Clean Technologies has a solution.

Indeed, this company addresses and overcomes all of these existing recycling issues with the Hydrochemolytic™ technology it has developed.

In broad terms, the technology is a platform based around a simple chemical conversion process that selectively breaks apart the chemical bonds that hold macromolecules together, using a much lower heat environment than alternative approaches, such as thermolysis.

And as a result, recycling and upgrading plants using the patented Hydrochemolytic™ process:

  • operate at a lower cost than alternatives

  • use less energy

  • result in lower emissions, and

  • produce higher-quality and higher-yield output.

Using the platform it has created, Aduro Clean Technologies enables a decentralized model where smaller, more efficient, and more economical recycling operations can be located closer to the source, before waste even has a chance to reach a landfill.

And, as you’ll see in the next section, this positions the company to massively disrupt not one, not two, but three enormous markets — with a combined value of many billions of dollars…

Using Hydrochemolytic technology to revolutionize three enormous markets

ADURO CLEAN TECHNOLOGIES INC. CSE:ACT | OTC:ACTHF | FSE:9D50

As mentioned, Aduro Clean Technologies is currently focused on applying its Hydrochemolytic™ technology to three massive markets.

1. Plastics processing

The first of these is plastics processing, where the technology the company has developed is known as Hydrochemolytic™ Plastics Upcycling (HPU).

HPU takes the large, stubborn, and low-value macromolecules present in plastic waste and chemically deconstructs them into smaller, higher-value ones.

These can then be upcycled into a range of products, from commodity chemicals to input material for the production of new plastics, to hydrocarbon fuels that replace the need for petroleum.

Critically, because it uses water, HPU is simpler than alternatives and consumes much less energy. Indeed, where other means of plastic deconstruction might require temperatures up to 1,100 ºC, the platform Aduro Clean Technologies has developed works at temperatures between 240 ºC to 390 ºC.

This absence of extreme heat means that, rather than indiscriminately breaking chemical bonds in waste plastic polymers, HPU can take advantage of the fact that different plastics families have different chemical behaviors that allow them to be “herded” in different ways by tuning the process.

In fact, this configurability even allows the platform to be optimized for various feedstocks, conditions, and output requirements — with minimal changes to the equipment used.

The result?

Lower CapEx costs and a quicker return on investment than alternative platforms, allowing Aduro Clean Technologies to meet the requirements of customers as they arise amid varying market conditions.

Meanwhile, alongside its superior versatility, HPU is also far less dependent on external resources — the production of which can be harmful to the environment.

Most notably, rather than having to rely on externally sourced hydrogen, the process creates hydrogen equivalents from readily available, low-cost input materials such as glycerol, cellulose, ethanol, and even methanol.

Even more exciting, due to the nature of its chemical conversion, HBU can very often even derive these hydrogen equivalents from the waste plastics it is already using!

The bottom line is, HPU has many more tools at its disposal to deal with waste plastics economically and sustainably than other methods of plastic recycling.

This means it can be more easily scaled and configured to process diverse plastic feedstocks from waste producers across a wide range of sizes, geographical locations, and economic contexts — even those that were historically unfeasible due to remoteness.

It means HPU can produce higher value end products at a greater yield and purity, with fewer waste by-products and lower emissions.

And it means that waste plastic now has the potential to be diverted from today’s enormous waste streams and used before it ends in landfills and our waters.

The implications are huge.

Indeed, if this technology is adopted by the plastics industry as widely as Aduro Clean Technologies expects it could be — and as the current demand for such a solution suggests — then the company’s rise could be very substantial.

Remember, HCT is something the company has developed itself and also patented.

But also remember, as mentioned before, the opportunity for Aduro Clean Technologies is by no means limited to revolutionizing the recycling of plastics.

Quite the opposite, in fact: the scope here is much greater.

2. Upgrading heavy bitumen oil

The second area Aduro Clean Technologies is pursuing is the market for upgrading heavy bitumen oil to a much lighter crude.

Here, the technology it has developed is referred to as Hydrochemolytic Bitumen Upgrading (HBU) and uses a process similar to HPU.

However, instead of upgrading plastics, HBU removes — or at the very least greatly cuts — the need for diluent, which is used to reduce the viscosity and density of bitumen so it is light enough for transportation to refineries via pipelines.

In doing so, it removes the substantial additional shipping and return costs that the use of externally sourced diluent incurs per barrel.

Meanwhile, thanks to the unique characteristics of HBU, processing units of different sizes can be applied close to wellheads at producer sites. This means that the platform can easily be integrated into existing thermal operations, where resources like water and heat are typically readily available in excess.

3. Upgrading renewable oils

The third and final market Aduro Clean Technologies is pursuing, for now, is based around upgrading renewable oils to diesel and jet fuel.

Again, where alternative technologies have long been heavily reliant on hydrogen gas to carry out this function…

The Hydrochemolytic Renewables Upgrading (HRU) technology developed by the firm uses the low-value glycerol already present in renewable oils as a hydrogen equivalent.

This simplifies the process greatly, but perhaps the most significant advantage of HRU is its ability to break down and transform almost any renewable oil source into either renewable specialty chemicals — like additives — or renewable fuels.

Why is this versatility so important?

Well, it allows producers to quickly and easily adapt end products to meet changing market dynamics and output demands. An excellent example is oil seed grown on marginal lands that do not compete with food-based lands, solving a moral dilemma that challenges society.

Together, these three processes — HBU, HRU, and HPU — provide a sustainable path to a more intelligent use of our planet’s resources in a circular economy.

What’s more, the potential for use across all three addressable markets is enormous, with the value of each between $20-$40 billion.

Aduro Clean Technologies will approach these verticals in a strategic way to create a long and wide runway for success.

And the best news is, right now, smart investors have a chance to get on board with this staggering opportunity at an extremely exciting stage.

To see how Aduro Clean Technologies plans to break out of the lab and into the plastic waste, heavy oil, and renewable oil markets, READ OUR EXCLUSIVE REPORT

Why now could be the perfect time to invest in Aduro Clean Technologies and this potentially game-changing technology

Make no mistake…

Hydrochemolytic™ technology developed by Aduro Clean Technologies has the potential to be a complete game-changer in not one, but three multi-billion-dollar industries.

And remember, all three of these industries need better ways to deal with difficult-to-manage materials containing complex, difficult-to-break-down macromolecules.

Not only that, but in each case — and especially where plastic recycling is concerned — there is growing pressure from governments, lobbyists, and the media to meet ever more urgent environmental targets.

Aduro Clean Technologies is bringing HCT to the market at the best possible time.

And indeed, for investors who recognize the potential, there couldn’t be a better moment to make a move.

You see, up until now, the breakthroughs being made by Aduro Clean Technologies have remained confined to the laboratory.

Work has been carried out and largely unnoticed by the market, and so the company has remained relatively unknown.

But that’s about to change.

Plans to present the real-world capabilities of HCT are underway, and the reveal is imminent.

When this technology does go public, the attention it gathers could — understandably — be enormous, acting as a massive catalyst for the Aduro Clean Technologies share price.

There’s little doubt that if the company is able to deliver on the technology it has developed in the lab, while showing the market it can be used as widely as it suggests, then the sky really is the limit.

Though the technology itself can often be difficult to comprehend — and the thought of using water as the basis to break down plastics and other low value hydrocarbon materials with similarly robust molecular structures seems almost impossible — the bottom line is that the company makes it relatively simple…

Aduro Clean Technologies has developed a new scientific solution to some of the world’s most urgent problems.

Therefore, the company — and its investors — clearly have a very bright future.


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