Member - Licella Pty Ltd

Licella is an Australian technology company that has over the past 10 years pioneered the use of Hydrothermal Liquefaction and developed its technology to run a variety of waste or low value feedstocks including non recyclable plastics that would otherwise be landfilled or incinerated and woody wastes from pulp, paper and saw mills. We have formed two JV companies with international partners to commercialise our technology see the video on the our story tab on our website. 

Type Startup or self-employed
Founded 2007
Company Size 35
Member Type
Founders Dr Len Humphreys & Prof Thomas Maschmeyer
Headquarters Himas Platypus NSW 2060, Australia
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Licella has developed a unique process to convert non recyclable (end of life) plastics into fuels and chemicals. We have worked with numerous international and local waste companies taking their waste streams that would normally go to landfill (or would previously have been shipped off shore) and preparing them into a form that can be processed into a "Plasticrude." This Plasticrude is similar to traditional fossil crudes in that it has a distribution of products with various boiling points that can be extracted from the crude e.g. Gas, Naptha, Kerosene, Mid Distillates (including Diesel and Gas oils), Fuel Oils, Waxes and Residual products.
Headquarters Himas Platypus NSW 2060, Australia

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Affordable and clean energy
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