We are a research and development company based in Ankara Turkey and branched in California US. Chitlig is pushing the boundaries of Today's known technology for a better and bright future of humankind. Chitlig has focused on innovative methods for sustainable energy independence, innovation and technology developing for the world. Chitlig is bridging the gap between science and industry.
Chitlig is holding patent rights of obtaining combustible gas from shale formations since 2019. This method is briefly called HCAC, Hydrocarbon Recovery in Aerobic Conditions.
It is of crucial importance to balance the need for economic growth and the need for a sustainable ecological environment. We believe that pioneering solutions can be environment-friendly while solving some of the major challenges we face today. To this end, we work with plants, fungi, and bacteria in conjunction with innovative chemistry to produce new methods for sustainable industrial processes. Chitlig is committed to prevent the excessive use of soil, air and water resources during the production of hydrocarbon gases. Chitlig’s philosophy is to understand the working of Mother Nature and to formulate it for the use of humanity.
The transport of Sahara dusts is of great importance for the formation of the seasons, the climate, people, and all living things within its surrounding area. Back in geological history, the Sahara region was one of the richest areas in the world in terms of high plantation and animal diversity. In the course of tens of thousands of years, the remains of this living variety have constituted the structure of today’s Sahara dust. Dusts of the Sahara pass through a natural reaction during transport via clouds and undergo chemical changes with the help of sun light and rain drops. This transformation which is iron-rich in structure is vital to all living creatures around the world.
Chitlig scientists have concentrated on the interactions between desert dusts and clouds. Their studies have revealed that this naturally acidic mixture is, in fact, created by a fungus present among the dust particles. Their studies have also proved that the chemicals formed during transportation of desert dusts are in fact responsible for the decomposition of precursors of methane that are embedded within the dust particles known as chitin.
By mimicking the impacts of the Sahara dusts observed in previous studies, Chitlig scientists have discovered that hydrocarbon production can be enhanced if the Sahara Dust decomposition process can be accelerated in low-grade carbon containing natural resources: Chitlig scientists injected invented mixtures on shale and shale-like materials to obtain methane and other hydrocarbons from a consolidated form of chitin. The results of laboratory measurements (Figure 1) show the production of hydrocarbon gases (carbon chains of C1-C6+, namely methane, ethane, propane, butane, pentane, hexane, and their isomers) from shale and shale-like materials through this chemical reaction invented by Chitlig scientists.
Chitlig Scientists have named this newly discovered hydrocarbon recovery method as “HCAC” (hydrocarbon recovery in aerobic conditions) because the chemical reaction works under oxygen conditions. HCAC content is comprised of water, bacteria, fungi and natural acidic mixture. As a result of the studies carried out by Chitlig scientists for decades, the proportions and qualities of HCAC have been well determined and this inspired by the decomposition formula of Mother Nature. The HCAC formula is under patent protection.
HCAC promises two different application areas for the oil and gas industries.
During Hydrolic Fracking applications, the HCAC special mixture can be injected into shale formations in order to control the amount of gas to be obtained from the wells. Tests conducted in under-reservoir conditions by accredited laboratories have reported that HCAC application provides an astonishing increase in gas production.
In shallow shale or oil sand formations, HCAC is applied in the reactor and gas is produced under high pressure and oxygen conditions.
Use of HCAC in both of the different application areas of oil and gas is a highly revolutionary and beneficial method for humankind and the environment when compared with the currently applied gas production technologies of today.
Considering the known technologies used today, the answer is a big YES: well operations and the cracking process of bituminous layers on the surfaces for gas both have great and permanent damages on the environment and public health. Application of HCAC is the guarantee of the bright future of humanity and the surrounding environment. HCAC, which represents the decomposition formula of the Sahara sands, that is, the nature’s own formula, enables the shale and bituminous formations to complete the decomposition process. In other words, nature’s own process is accelerated with its own formula to produce gas with HCAC. As a result of this chemical reaction, there is no contradiction with nature, humans or other living things.
This NASA video shows that there were numerous hurricanes observed over the Atlantic Ocean during a certain time span and some of them have made it to the mainland. Close inspection of such events by Chitlig scientists revealed an astonishing change in the development of CO2 once the hurricane makes a landfall. Based on the knowledge of desert dust cloud interactions and the resulting products, Chitlig scientists claim that hurricanes are seeking dusts to enhance the cloud formations. This brought Chitlig scientists to the conclusion that if we don’t wait until these hurricanes make the landfall to satisfy their dust requirements, and supply their chemical requirements at the right time, in the right elevation with the correct mixture while the system is still over the oceans, hurricanes can indeed be controlled for the benefit of humanity.
In the year 2016 alone, we produced 396 million tonnes of plastic, equivalent to 53 kilograms per each person on the planet. Most conventional plastics are produced from fossil fuels which is a non-renewable resource. On the other hand, producing bio-based plastic has many different problems besides its costs. Moreover, most applications of bioplastics have certain fundamental barriers: Everything we know about producing bioplastics is related to the food chain or to living creatures, and replacing all conventional plastics with today’s known bio alternatives would probably cause another kind of environmental disaster. At this point, Chitlig scientists ask this illuminating question: “Imagine if we could produce bioplastic from endless raw materials like the Sahara dusts and bituminous, wouldn’t this be the utmost beneficial leap for humankind?”