Competitive Licensing Opportunities

When competitive licensing opportunities become available, NRCan will post a notice on this webpage to invite interested parties to submit a business plan for consideration. Business plans must be submitted to NRCan’s Intellectual Property Division before the advertised deadline.  Successful candidates will be invited by NRCan to negotiate a commercialization licence. The terms of these licences may include commercial exclusivity in a given field or territory.

Current opportunities

Hybrid Rankine Cycle

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is seeking expressions of interest from companies to lead commercialization of our Hybrid Rankine Cycle (HyRC) technology in Canada, USA and around the world. The HyRC technology is a novel way to improve efficiency of generating electric power from fossil fuels, and therefore significantly lowering carbon dioxide emissions intensity when compared with conventional power plants using a subcritical or supercritical Steam Rankine Cycles. The ideal licensee will be an Engineering Procurement Construction (EPC) firm with experience in configuring or designing power generation plants. The HyRC may be commercialized to end-users including power generation utilities, boiler manufacturers, turbine manufacturers and utilities committed to using coal-fired or oil-fired power plants, but who are under pressure to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) and other emissions.

High Pressure Direct Contact Oxy-Fired Steam Generation System

Natural Resources Canada is seeking expressions of interest from Canadian firms to enter into a commercial licensing arrangement to bring turnkey technology systems to market based on our patented High Pressure Direct Contact Oxy-Fired Steam Generation System. This includes all aspects of design, manufacture, construction, commissioning, service, maintenance, support, marketing and sales.  While the primary application is in the oil sands industry, other opportunities exist in pulp and paper and power generation.

NRCan’s SUPERCETANE Process: Production of High Cetane Diesel Fuel from Low-Quality Biomass-Derived Feedstocks

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is seeking expressions of interest from biorefinery developers, process developers, licensors to oil refineries, and diesel additive producers to become our licensee to lead commercialization of NRCan’s patented SUPERCETANE process which yields a hydrocarbon-based fuel that can be used as a high-cetane diesel fuel blending stock. SUPERCETANE may be commercialized to end-users including rendering firms, oil refineries, diesel fuel producers and biorefineries in Canada and around the world.

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