Oil Sands Conference & Trade Show

Hydrochemolytic™ Processing at Low Temperatures: A New Way of Processing Bitumen and Heavy Oils

Ofer Vicus -

CEO

Aduro Clean Technologies

September 15, 2021 -

1:45 pm

Aduro Clean Technologies will present features and capabilities of its Hydrochemolytic™ Bitumen Upgrading technology (HBU) for transforming heavy crude oil and bitumen feedstocks into lighter, higher-value crude. Instead of the traditional reliance on high-temperature cracking, HBU promotes certain chemical reactions in maltenes and asphaltenes under relatively mild conditions. It then obtains stable crude product by co-processing with biobased material to effect clean in situ quenching of reactive intermediates. This process provides an opportunity for prairie provinces to participate with Alberta in a greener, more sustainable approach to bitumen upgrading, while advancing ESG priorities. HBU is anticipated to yield pipelineable products with no post-processing, potentially eliminate the requirement for any diluent, and offer additional benefits, including reduced emissions and energy use.

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Ofer Vicus

CEO

Aduro Clean Technologies