Pioneering technology + pioneering thinking

The way we use carbon is unsustainable. If no action is taken, CO2 in the atmosphere will double by 2100. Licella’s Cat-HTR technology offers a low carbon solution to help achieve decarbonisation and reduce our reliance on fossil resources.

We work with nature's carbon cycle, recapturing carbon from recovered resources
Where others see waste, we see resources

“Pollution is nothing but the resources we are ​not harvesting. We allow them to be dispersed because we’ve been ignorant of their value.”​

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Environmental impact for biomass

Licella is helping to divert biomass residues from non-environmentally friendly disposal, such as burning or burying, to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Black carbon from burning agricultural waste is the second biggest contributor to global warming and the largest source of dioxin emissions in Australia.

When transforming biomass, we exclusively use non-edible feedstocks and agricultural residues to ensure no competition with crops, or land used for food.

Utilising landfill-destined feedstocks further reduces GHG emissions, particularly methane – this also provides a clean energy alternative to incineration.  

Our Cat-HTR™ HTL process uses water as the “agent of  change” – meaning that there is no need to dry the biomass prior to processing – which is a huge advantage over other approaches, significantly reducing the process cost and the plant’s complexity. 

Environmental impact for plastic

Australia alone uses 3.4 million tonnes of plastic each year, but less than 13% is recycled. Globally, 91% of all plastic has not been recycled.

If current trends continue by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans.

Bold and rapid action is needed to change the tide of plastics and enable a circular economy where we reduce, reuse, recycle plastic as a resource, diverting it from landfill and the natural environment.

Cat-HTR™ HTL process is the next-generation of advanced recycling, transforming previously non-recyclable plastic into a circular resource which reduces the demand for fossil oil in creating new plastic.

Our Cat-HTR™ technology delivers double the value and half the emissions of burning plastic for energy. 

Technology with impact

Mura Technology, Cat-HTR™ Licensee, Announces LG Chem & Chevron Phillips Partnerships

Mura and LG Chem partnership represents the fourth fully funded commercial plant with Licella's Cat-HTR™ platform at its core.


Amcor, Coles, iQ Renew, Licella, LyondellBasell and Nestlé findings support Australian-first advanced recycling plant

Licella, supported by Amcor, Coles, iQ Renew, LyondellBasell, and Nestlé, have released a report highlighting the potential for establishing a local circular economy for soft plastic, with a focus on difficult to mechanically recycle plastic such as food packaging.


Canfor and Licella, through Arbios Biotech, Moving Forward with Biomass to Biofuel Plant in Canada

Canfor has announced its final investment decision to proceed with the development of a commercial-scale biomass to biofuel plant in Prince George, British Columbia, under Arbios Biotech, its joint venture with Licella.


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