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Novel Rotor Design for Ablative Centrifuge Pyrolysis Reactor

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The Business Opportunity

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is seeking expressions of interest from Canadian firms who wish to enter into a commercial licensing arrangement to bring to market our “Novel Rotor Design for Ablative Centrifuge Pyrolysis Reactor” technology. This license would enable the firm to manufacture and sell this technology, including all aspects of design, manufacture, construction, commissioning, service, maintenance, support, marketing and sales. The ideal licensee would be an engineering firm with expertise in fuel, hydrogen and chemical production from agriculture, forestry, and community waste including non-recyclable plastics.

Brief Technology Description

NRCan has developed and filed a patent for a reactor and method for centrifuge pyrolysis of a feedstock. The reactor is configured to provide centrifugal force and axial propagation to any solid organic feedstock for ablative pyrolysis. The method involves continuous heat transfer from the inner wall of the reactor by a state of art rotor and collecting the pyrolysis product. This technology will make a centrifuge ablative pyrolysis unit simpler, modular and more flexible to handle feedstock with a wide size distribution.

Reference Material

Patent Application filed.

Expression of Interest

If you believe that this is a good opportunity for your company and would like to learn more, please submit your expression of interest by email on or before May 21, 2021. Qualified companies will be invited to attend a webinar where NRCan’s researchers will provide more details and will be able to answer questions. Participation in the webinar will be subject to signing a Non-Disclosure Agreement. Following the webinar, companies may submit questions and requests for clarifications. NRCan’s responses to questions and requests for clarifications will be issued to all qualified companies alike.

Companies interested in becoming NRCan’s licensee will then be required to submit a business plan for NRCan’s consideration. Companies will be invited to negotiate a commercial licenses based on the strength of the business plan. Business plans must address all of the elements outlined in Appendix A: Business Plan Required Format, and must be submitted to the contact below.


Rebecca Bednarek
Intellectual Property Officer - Intellectual Property Division (IPD)
580 Booth Street, Ottawa, ON K1A 0E4

Appendix A: Business Plan Required Format

Executive Summary

Company Overview
Organizational maturity
Experience /success in the industry
Technical capability
Marketing capacity
Corporate objectives

  • Short-term objectives
  • Long-term objectives

Market, Customer, and Competition Analysis
Market opportunity, size and trends
Key customer bases
Key competitors

Production and Marketing Plan
Product description
Distribution channel(s)
Target markets (i.e. Canada, USA, worldwide) and sales strategy

Financial Information
Five-year cash flow forecast
Capital cost estimates
Operating budgets
Manufacturing costs
Proposed sale price
Proposed profit margin targets
Proposed royalty structure

Knowledge and Experience
Experience interacting with companies operating in the engineering and manufacture of pyrolysis systems
Knowledge of ejector systems and gas purification processes

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