Aduro and Brightlands initiate discussions to partner and develop hydrochemilytic technology for chemical plastic recycling


SARNIA, ON / ACCESSWIRE / November 2, 2021 /Aduro clean technologies Inc. (“Aduro“, or the”Society“) (CSE:ACT) (OTCQB:ACTHF) (FSE:9D50), a Canadian developer of patented water-based technologies to chemically recycle plastics and transform heavy, renewable crudes into new-age resources and higher-value fuels, announces an ongoing partnership with Brightlands Chemelot Campus (“Bright lands“) a shared international innovation community located in Limburg, the Netherlands.

The objective of this partnership is to complete a facility that applies Aduro Hydrochemolytic â„¢ (HCT) technology to demonstrate, on a ton-per-day scale, the conversion of waste polyethylene (PE) into useful raw material for chemical processes. . Interest in this Brightlands project is the result of his comprehensive and detailed review of HCT. The review concluded that HCT offers distinct advantages over traditional pyrolysis to bring PE into the circular economy through chemical recycling to obtain valuable and high purity products, such as valuable chemicals. added or raw materials for the production of new blank PE.

“After reviewing the Aduro technology and interviewing its experts over the past 12 months, we believe that the HCT-based solution offers some advantages over the alternatives. Therefore, we are very excited to advance this technology. important on a commercial scale and establish as a valuable solution to the plastic waste problem, ”says Eric Appelman, director of business development at Brightlands Chemelot Campus for Industrial Upscaling.

“Aduro HCT is a valuable addition to the innovative technologies that are being brought to scale at Brightlands as part of the Chemelot Circular Center. It offers advantages due to the low temperature process, high efficiency, no formation of aromatics, and the ability to use inexpensive raw materials. and catalysts, ”adds Lucie Wenmakers, Business Development Manager at Brightlands.

Aduro will provide the technical expertise necessary for the construction of the pilot plant. Brightlands will house the pilot plant within its ecosystem of sustainable processes and materials by providing physical location, utilities and services, and it will also provide support to anchor the technology in Europe by facilitating relationships with the supply chain. procurement, knowledge and funding partners.

The project represents a natural progression for Aduro after the imminent achievement of the first milestone. “To reach the first milestone, we just need to show that the Hydrochemolytic ™ chemistry, proven for years in small laboratory batch reactors, will also operate in the continuous flow mode necessary for commercial systems. Our experience tells us that running the HCT in continuous processing should perform even better than in batch, which gives us great confidence as we move towards commercialization, ”says Ofer Vicus, CEO of Aduro.

Appelman and Vicus agree that due to the chemical diversity of plastics, a comprehensive resource recovery strategy from plastic waste will rely on a combination of technologies configured to optimize value taking into account local and regional factors. Thus, Aduro anticipates that the project will gradually expand the application of HCT to also recycle polypropylene, polystyrene and other types of plastics, and then leverage other technologies as needed to further maximize resource recovery for the industry. circular economy.

About the Brightlands Chemelot campus

Brightlands Chemelot Campus is the leading European site for companies, research and knowledge institutes in the field of chemistry and materials, located in Geleen, the Netherlands, with Belgium, Germany, France and Luxembourg just at Street corner. In addition to cutting-edge research and development in high performance materials, sustainable processes and biomedical solutions, Brightlands’ portfolio also includes targeted support for industry-specific start-ups. The R&D campus is considered the number one in Europe for sustainable innovations. More information at

About Aduro Clean Technologies

Aduro Clean Technologies Inc. is a developer of patented water-based technologies for chemically recycling plastic waste; converting heavy crude and bitumen into lighter, more valuable oil; and transforming renewable oils into more valuable fuels or renewable chemicals. The company’s Hydrochemolytic â„¢ technology activates the unique properties of water in a chemical platform that operates at relatively low temperatures and costs – a revolutionary approach that converts low value feedstocks into 21st century resources. century. With funding and support from Bioindustrial Innovation Canada, the Company has developed a pre-pilot reactor system to transform heavy oil into lighter oil. Additional information about Aduro Clean Technologies is available on the Company’s website. website.

For more information, please contact:

Ofer Vicus, CEO
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Lucie Wenmakers, Business Development Manager
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Craig MacPhail, Investor Relations
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