Aduro Clean Technologies, a Canadian developer of patented water-based technologies to chemically recycle plastics and to transform heavy crude and renewable oils into new-era resources and higher-value fuels, announces that it has started the commissioning phase of the pilot-scale HydrochemolyticTM continuous flow plastic reactor (R2Plastic). The HydrochemolyticTM Plastic Upcycling (HPU) technology converts waste chain growth polymers into new, valuable resources.
The R2 Plastic system has been successfully installed in its operating location in Sarnia, Ontario. System integrity testing has been completed and the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) and emissions registrations are approved and received. The commissioning of the system has commenced, and all electrical and control systems have been energized and tested. The operating team is now moving to complete the start-up checklists and final preparations for the introduction of plastics are underway.
The Company anticipates that the unit will process chain growth polymers by the end of April 2023. In support of the long-duration operations of the unit, the Company is in the process of hiring additional employees to support the anticipated 24-hour operation runs.
The R2 Plastic system is designed to handle various plastic feedstocks such as polyethylene, polypropylene, and polystyrene.