CBCGDF Supports the Cat-HTR™ Tech Introduced by Australian PM in the 74th UNGA
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World leaders convened at UN Headquarters in New York to consider key issues related to “action for people and planet” during the opening of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA). There was general agreement that the incremental steps announced during the week are unlikely to address the crisis, which requires deeper, more fundamental change.


On September 25, 2019, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison delivered a speech during the general debate of the 74th UNGA. In the speech, Mr. Morrison mentioned specifically a new technology invented by Australia that converts waste plastics into reusable materials such as fuel. The Cat-HTR (Catalytic Hydrothermal Reactor), can rapidly and economically transform a wide range of biomass, waste plastic and industry residues into biocrude to produce biofuels and chemicals.


Mr. Morrison mentioned in the speech: “These include innovations like ‘bioplastics’ – compostable plastic replacements and technologies like the ‘Catalytic Hydrothermal Reactor’ – an innovative Australian designed technology that converts end of life plastics into waxes, diesel and new plastics.” “These innovations show us a truly circular economy is not only possible, but achievable.” (Full speech link:


China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation (CBCGDF) is very supportive of this technology because it is a value-shifting project that works with the “Belt and Road” initiative to bring technology solutions to countries along the “Belt and Road”. CBCGDF has organized the technical owner and Chinese companies to carry out relevant technical exchanges.


Unlike techniques such as pyrolysis, hydrothermal upgrading with Cat-HTR? platform produces a stable biocrude which can be easily shipped, is not acidic and is miscible (blendable) with conventional oil.


At present, this technology has been promoted not only in Australia, but also in Pacific island countries, the United Kingdom, Germany and other countries and regions. The possibility of landing in China is also being explored. As China vigorously advocates waste sorting, CBCGDF welcomes local governments, industry, and companies to get in touch:


Contact: William Xiao


Email: xq@cbcgdf.org


25 Sep 2019 - Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia, addresses the general debate of the 74th Session of the General Assembly of the UN (New York, 24 – 30 September 2019).

(Photo credit: UN WebTV)


The scene of exchange with companies (Photo credit: CBCGDF)

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By / Maggie