Technology

Our pioneering Cat-HTR™ (Catalytic Hydrothermal Reactor) technology use hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL), the next-generation of feedstock recycling – a depolymerization process for natural polymers (biomass) and man-made polymers (plastic). 

HTL uses water under high pressure and temperature to economically and efficiently transform a wide range of “waste” biomass and plastic into a high-quality, sustainable oil; a direct substitute for fossil crude. 

It is globally recognised as the most commercially advanced  technology of its kind. 

 

Cat-HTR

Compared to pyrolysis and gasification, our HTL process is more efficient and flexible, delivering higher value with lower emissions. 

Videos

Here’s how we enable a low-carbon circular economy for biomass resources

Biomass

Our Cat-HTR™ offers a high value, low emissions alternative to burning or burying of biomass, helping to transition to a low-carbon economy.

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Plastic

The next-generation of advanced recycling, Cat-HTR is unique among plastic to oil technologies, delivering higher value and lower emissions than other approaches.  

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Alliances

We partner with other industry leaders who share our vision for a lower carbon future. Our Cat-HTR™ technology is at the core of our partner’s commercial roll-out. 

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Commercial-ready solution

Technology pioneers – the global leaders in HTL

Higher value, lower emissions

Confidence – global network of alliances

Cat-HTR™ Facilities

Licella run the world’s most commercially advanced hydrothermal liquefaction plants. Licella Technology Development, based in NSW Australia, was established as a Global Centre of Excellence to support our Cat-HTR™ technology development.

 
 

Technology with impact. The Cat-HTR™ is unique among plastic to oil technologies . It is a pioneering advanced recycling solution, enabling a circular economy for all plastic. 

Impact

Partners

Canfor
Arbios
Armstrong
Renew ELP
Mura
iqrenew
Dow
KBR
NEST
Viva energy

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