HyCLo: The Cleantech Company

HyCLo Inc is a technology company with a charter to provide environmentally sound industrial solutions to the world. Petrochemicals, oil and gas exploration and drilling, hydrocarbon remediation are our core business units.

HyCLo offers a family of natural biocide production systems for supporting oil & gas production that provides a non-toxic, safer and more effective alternative to the hazardous biocides currently being used in drilling operations.

Biocides have become a “necessary evil” used to address various forms of bacteria that can grow and restrict oil and gas production. These harsh chemicals are particularly needed in non-conventional drilling known as hydraulic fracturing or “frac’ing” for natural gas production where often more than five million gallons of water used per well needs to be treated. Current methods require trucking in large quantities of these dangerous and expensive chemicals to production sites, creating handling and safety concerns with costly environmental problems for post water treatment.

Hyclo’s patented-pending technologies are being used in a family of high-volume, on-demand production solutions to be deployed at field sites for water treatment. The HyClo Biocide Systems converts water and salt electrochemically into hypochlorous acid (HClO), a natural biocide that is safe to handle, 100x stronger than bleach and already proven to be highly effective in frac applications.

HyCLo’s technology will also be deployed in water treatment production systems to recycle discharged return water from frac wells, also known as “produced water”, so that it can be reused on site. This will allow operators to reduce the amount of water needed and provide a low cost solution for cleaning and handling these large quantities of produced water.

HyCLo has developed a scalable technology capable of generating up to 2.5 million gallons per day.

Hydrocarbon Remediation Technology - Advanced Cleanup Solution for Crude, Oil, and Diesel Spills on Ground or Water

We have developed an Environmentally safe and simple approach for addressing hydrocarbon spills. This liquid product is Applied directly to spills, no removal required. Crude and other hydrocarbons becomes non-bioavailable by encasing them in microscopic silica structures, locking the hydrocarbon away. Advantages over conventional treatment processes that typically degrade over time – HyCLo’s silica matrix completely and permanently locks the hydrocarbon safely in its structure. HyCLo’s technique uses a form of silica, one of the most inert and abundant natural substances, to minimize and encapsulate the contaminants in the environment. Contaminants are controlled in a single step, eliminating the need for any pre or post treatment steps, and no soil removal required. Studies show that extractable hydrocarbons in soil polluted with diesel oil, after silica encapsulation were reduced by 70 to 100%. HyCLo’s technique also captures heavy metals and PCB containing oil. 2 to 4 gallons treats approximately one ton of sand, soil, rocks, pavement, gravel, and spills floating on water. This product is safe to handle, no special training or special equipment required. After treatment the site LOOKS clean because it IS clean

Applications include drilling sites, parking lots, oil and diesel spills, any worksite with unwanted hydrocarbon contamination.

Industry News

Nov 7,2012
HyCLo Selected by AlwaysOn as a GoingGreen Silicon Valley Global 200 Winner, Recognized for creating technology innovations in green technology.

Inclusion in the GoingGreen Silicon Valley Global 200 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing and entrenched players in green technology. HyCLo Inc was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.

Oct 4, 2011
San Francisco Examiner: Going green may now mean going away

HyCLo mentioned in Examiner article. Article describes the situation that even though investors and venture capitalists mention frequently their commitment to green tech, it is not in fact true.

Jun 1,2011
Sustainable Brands Innovation Open Finalists Selected for Sustainable Business Competition

HyCLo is selected as Innovators in Energy Creation, Business Intelligence, Food Products, Fashion and More Compete for Final Prize at the June 7-10 Monterey, CA Conference

April 14, 2011
HyCLo chosen as AutoDesk Cleantech Partner Company

HyCLo is pleased to announce that for the second year in a row, we have been selected as an AutoDesk cleantech partner company.