Containerized bitumen ready for export

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Melius Energy has successfully transported the first container of bitumen from Edmonton to Prince Rupert via CN Rail and with its safe delivery, the company has plans to grow its export market overseas. Melius is establishing relationships with refineries in Asia and is working to provide a long-term, stable supply of BitCrude™ for the products such as asphalt and low-sulphur diesel.  BitCrude™ is transported as a semi-solid, and is a non-dangerous good and non-flammable for transportation purposes.  It floats in both fresh and saltwater and is non-toxic to marine life.  The BitCrude™ process uses a state-of-the-art electrically powered diluent recovery unit (DRU), avoiding further fossil fuel combustion and requires no chemicals, additives or diluent, creating both a safer product, and a facility with a reduced green house gas footprint. The DRUs are modular, stackable and scalable; all to reduce environmental impact and improve efficiencies. BitCrude™ partnered with Melius Energy to commercialize and market the product.

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