The story starts off in Canada. Ofer Vicus and Marcus Trygstad co-founded the company on November 15, 2011, after almost 3 years of research and investigation in the bitumen upgrading space. The initial goal was to find better ways to upgrade heavy petroleum, specifically Alberta bitumen, and focus on improving the environmental profile of the upgrading process. In search of alternatives to conventional petrochemical technologies involving costly diluents and complex operations, Aduro scientists pursued a unique approach. This resulted in the breakthrough discovery and development of the HydrochemolyticTM Technology (HCT).
We didn’t just stop there. Thanks to the creativity of our CTO and the technical brilliance of our R&D team, we could tap into the full potential of HCT. In our exploratory journey, we took the learnings gathered over the years and applied them innovatively to further expand the scope of the core technology. This led to the development of our transformative chemical recycling solution. Its potential to address many of the environmental, operational, and economic challenges faced by traditional plastic recycling technologies marked a significant breakthrough for Aduro Clean Technologies.
Together with advancing our bitumen upgrading and plastics upcycling processes, we are also working on upgrading renewable oils and transforming them into high value materials. Going forward, we are committed to applying the transformative power of chemistry through novel technologies to achieve harmony between economic progress and environmental sustainability.
Idea to turn heavy oil into lighter crude was born
Aduro Energy, Inc. was established