Cielo runs into delays getting Aldersyde facility online

October 1, 2019 |

In Canada, since Cielo’s grand opening of its Aldersyde, Alberta facility in July, it has been refining and honing the process and technology in preparation for consistent production, including the installation of instrumentation and automation components to allow for accurate measurements of both feedstock input and renewable fuel output. The majority of these design enhancements have been installed and are currently being tested and commissioned. Cielo is currently waiting on the delivery of additional instrumentation equipment, scheduled to be delivered this week. During this time, the Refinery has been operating on an intermittent basis, allowing for shutdowns where required. Once installed, Cielo will recommence continuously producing distillate from wood waste, twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week until approximately 120,000 liters of distillate have been produced, which is approximately the amount required in order to pump the distillate from its storage tank to the naphtha and diesel towers. Thereafter, it is expected the Refinery will run on a continuous flow basis. Cielo has hired four new refinery operators to its staff, who will be overseeing operations 24/7.

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