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Leading the Way in Environmental Innovation

Harnessing Technology to Reduce Emissions and Combat the Impact of Internal Combustion Engines

Our focus is on reducing the harmful impact of internal combustion engines and their pollutants.

We are a green startup, dedicated to enhancing the environment and quality of life through technology-driven solutions aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and mitigating the detrimental effects of internal combustion engines and their pollutants.

We are an innovative company

Driven by a team of multidisciplinary and highly experienced entrepreneurs

Together, we have accumulated over a century of combined experience. We are proud to introduce our patented and revolutionary technology.

Board of Directors Resumes

André Schaan Casagrande (CEO)

Andre has managed and executed more than 150 development projects over the last 15+ years including projects in the mechanical, electronic and software engineering sectors across a wide range of industries. His clients include many of Brazil's leading companies. He has Master of Science in mechanical engineering and is has mechanical engineering and occupational safety degree from UFRGS as well as teaching and research experience at the university. He has successfully led four Brazilian companies and secured more than 10 patents.

Natal de Ávila Antonini (CTO)

Natal Antonini, a Mechanical Engineer, graduated from UFRGS in 1993 with a Masters in Alternative Energies. He specialized in ICEs at Turin Polytechnic in Italy, and has automotive engineering experience from Besson and Gobbi in Brazil. Natal spent two decades working on water and sewage projects, emphasizing simulation, planning, and energy efficiency. He invented the LTTC technology. Natal moved to Canada 3 years ago to establish Upcycle Green Technology.

Tiago de Menezes Arrial (CBO)

Mr. Arrial is the co-founder and CTO at Miotec Equipamentos Biomédicos and is also the co-founder of SIT Evolução e Tecnologia and 4Lok Tools. As CBO at DUO Design & Engineering, he drives strategic operations and fosters innovative solutions. Mr. Arrial received a degree in Control and Automation Engineering from PUCRS and has a degree in Marketing and Management from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA. He has great expertise in product development and project management.

Stephen Hummel Anderson (President)

Founder of PhageDx, a new class of clinical diagnostics with unprecedented sensitivity, Mr. Anderson led the development of assays with industry-leading speed. Mr. Anderson is currently President of DUO Technology, LLC in Naples, Florida and previously worked on Wall Street within investment banking (Royal Bank of Canada – Dain Rauscher) and equity research (Wachovia Capital Markets). Mr. Anderson has an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago and a BA in Economics from Brown University.


LTTC technology and its impact on reducing GHG emissions

LTTC (Low Temperature Combustion Catalyst) technology and its benefits

Reduction in inlet temperature by 76º F.
Reductions in emissions:
  • NOx by up to 95%.
  • CO by up to 87%.
  • CO2 by up to 18%.
The LTTC technology will significantly reduce GHG emissions through heat harvesting and improved efficiency of engine combustion.

In numerical models from academic lab trials, LTTCs delivered great results: lowering the inlet temperature by 76º F resulted in reductions of NOx by up to 95%, CO by up to 87%, and CO2 by up to 18%.

By implementing LTTC in existing ICEs, including diesel engines, the project provides a solution that combines improved engine performance and substantial emission reductions.

In fact, emission reductions from the use of LTTCs will significantly lower - or almost eliminate - the need for expensive aftertreatment systems. LTTC will appeal to regulators and consumers. Government officials will appreciate lower and zero emissions, while businesses and consumers will significant savings derived from more efficient and longer-lasting engines, reduced fuel consumption and significantly lower utilization of aftertreatment systems.

Potential benefits:
  • Improved engine performance.
  • Substantial emission reductions.
  • Reduced need for aftertreatment systems.
  • Appeal to regulators and consumers for lower and zero emissions.
  • Significant savings to businesses and consumers.

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