Cielo receives updated environmental permit for waste to renewable fuel refinery

Canadian company Cielo Waste Solutions has received notice from the Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) that the changes to its environmental permit have been approved.

The approved changes to the permit, which is for Cielo’s waste to renewable fuel green refinery in Aldersyde, Alberta in Canada, relate to the company’s proprietary design process, including the installation of electric heat on the exterior of the reactor, as well as to waste handling upgrades and other process enhancements.

According to Cielo’s management, the upgrades will enable the conversion of larger volumes of waste into high-grade renewable fuels on a continuous flow basis.

Cielos is working closely with the AEP to obtain additional revisions to the permit, to include enhancements to its biomass receiving process. The approved changes, along with additional requested revisions, will be incorporated into the design of the five follow-on refineries to be built under joint ventures with Cielo.

Each of the additional refineries is being designed to convert around three tonnes per hour of waste rubbish into approximately 2,000 litres of renewable fuels, comprised of naphtha, kerosene and high-grade diesel.

“We are pleased to have received from AEP the amendment to our permit, which now allows us to complete the changes to our Aldersyde refinery and begin commercially producing and selling our renewable fuels,” commented Don Allan, president and CEO of Cielo. “We are confident that the proprietary technology being deployed in our Aldersyde refinery, which can convert multiple different waste feedstock streams into high grade renewable fuels, will have a significant positive impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”

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