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Generally Available Licensing Opportunities

The Competitive Licensing Opportunity for the “Catalytic Technology for Control of Methane Slip from Lean Burn Natural Gas Engines” has expired on January 24, 2020 and applications are no longer being accepted.

Thank you very much to those companies that expressed their interest in participating on this Competitive Licensing Opportunity. 

To provide easy access to some of our patented technologies we make available cost-effective, non-exclusive, single-year, renewable licenses according to a set of fixed terms and conditions. These licenses are available at a rate of $1,000 Canadian per year, per listed technology for a specific business entity, or $750 Canadian per year, per listed technology for two or more technologies.

Current opportunities

Candes Plus

Inventor: Michio Ikura
Patent Expiry Date: 2030-09-03

Research at NRCan in the field of oxidative desulphurization of diesel fuel has led to the development of CANDES Plus, a process resulting in cetane numbers up to 157.  The current practice for increasing a cetane number in diesel fuel is to add a small amount of alkyl nitrates which gives, at best, a cetane number increase by 8. Biodiesel has a cetane number ranging between 60 and 70. CANDES Plus builds on CANDES, a patented NRCan technology, which could be installed in or beside any petroleum refinery.

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