Northstar Awarded Patent by United States Patent and Trademark Office Protecting Its Front-end Process for Reprocessing Asphalt Shingles
VANCOUVER, BC, Nov. 8, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – Northstar Clean Technologies Inc. (TSXV: ROOF) (OTCQB: ROOOF) (“Northstar” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has been issued a patent for the Company’s front-end technology for reprocessing asphalt shingles by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”). This patent is expected to remain in force until 2042. Further, Northstar has filed follow-on continuation patent applications with the USPTO, as well as an application for patent approval in Canada and plans to file a Patent Cooperation Treaty international application.
Mr. Aidan Mills, President & CEO and Director of Northstar, stated “This patent issuance demonstrates our strong commitment to protecting the innovation of our clean technology portfolio and the significant commercial opportunity that it represents for our company, our stakeholders, and our partners. We are delighted to be issued our first patent from the USPTO for the front-end of our proprietary technology for reprocessing asphalt roofing shingles. The approval of this patent is a testament to the strength of our proprietary technology and helps protect the Company’s intellectual property. This patent further strengthens Northstar’s mission to be the leader in the recovery and reprocessing of asphalt shingles in North America.”
Northstar’s proprietary technology reprocesses discarded asphalt shingles, otherwise destined for landfills, extracting the liquid asphalt, fiber, and aggregate materials for use in paving asphalt, shingle manufacturing, asphalt flat roof systems, and other industrial applications.
Northstar Clean Technologies Inc. is a Canadian-based clean technology company focused on the sustainable recovery and reprocessing of asphalt shingles. Northstar has developed a proprietary design process for taking discarded asphalt shingles, otherwise destined for already over-crowded landfills, and extracting the liquid asphalt for usage in new hot mix asphalt, shingle manufacturing and asphalt flat roof systems, and aggregate and fiber for usage in construction products and other industrial applications. Focused on the circular economy, Northstar plans to reprocess used or defective asphalt shingle waste back into its three primary components for reuse/resale at both its Empower Pilot Facility in Delta, British Columbia and its first commercial scale up facility in Calgary, Alberta. As an emerging innovator in sustainable processing, Northstar’s mission is to be the leader in the recovery and reprocessing of asphalt shingles in North America, extracting the recovered components from asphalt shingles that would otherwise be sent to landfill.
For further information about Northstar, please visit www.northstarcleantech.com.
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President & CEO, Director
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