Our pioneering Cat-HTR™ platform uses hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL), the next-generation of advanced recycling.
Cat-HTR™ uses water, under high pressure and temperature, to economically and efficiently transform a wide range of biomass and plastic wastes and residues 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.
Our Cat-HTR™ offers a high value, low emissions alternative to burning or burying of biomass, helping to transition to a low-carbon economy.
The next-generation of advanced recycling, Cat-HTR™ is unique among plastic to oil technologies, delivering higher value and lower emissions than other approaches.
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.
Compared to pyrolysis and gasification, our hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) process is more efficient and flexible, delivering higher value with lower emissions.
Technology with impact.
The Cat-HTR™ is unique among plastic to oil technologies. Proven to process a huge range of mixed End-of-Life plastics, including multi-layer packaging.
It is a pioneering advanced recycling solution, enabling a circular economy for all plastic.
It helps to close the loop on the ~90% of plastic that still goes to landfill globally. Diverting plastic from our oceans, and enabling more plastic to remain in circulation – reducing the demand for new fossil oil.
Utilising water, our HTL process is able to deliver higher value with a lower carbon footprint, compared to older approaches such as pyrolysis.
Licella run the world’s most commercially advanced hydrothermal liquefaction plants in the world.
Licella Technology Development, based in NSW Australia, was established as a Global Centre of Excellence to support our Cat-HTR™ technology development.
Higher value, lower emissions
Confidence in global network
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