Rotoliptic Technologies Inc.

The Future of Artificial Lift

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Rotoliptic Technologies Inc.

Rotoliptic Technologies is a Foresight 50 2023 Honouree

Efficient, Versatile, Reliable

Rotoliptic Technologies Inc. (RTI) is a startup based out of Squamish, Canada, that has been developing, manufacturing, and testing a novel and unique patented geometry for a two-part all-metal positive displacement pump. 

This simplistic pump operates at much higher efficiencies than incumbent pumps, and RTI has leveraged the geometrical advantages of the pump to focus on materials and coatings that increase durability and longevity. These pumps can be deployed in wide ranges of conditions, including high viscosity, high temperature, and in the presence of solids and gases. 

Industrial pumping of fluids is a vastly consequential industry that includes sectors such as oil and gas, pulp and paper, mining, chemicals, and waste/wastewater. RTI has the potential for a 46 per cent reduction in energy consumption, with a longer lifetime and less steel required than standard progressive cavity pumps. The potential reduction in GHG emissions from market adoption of the RTI pump in these areas is vast, particularly with oil and gas operators in Canada and worldwide. 

RTI is proud to promote innovation and sustainability with the current commercially available pumps, as well as those currently in the R&D phase within the RTI technology hub in Squamish.

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Why our venture should be considered one of Canada’s 50 most investable cleantech companies:

The beachhead market for the RTI pump is in oil and gas. Entry into this market has the greatest potential for environmental impact and the widest opportunity for growth. RTI has recently entered into commercial sales with oil operators in Canada and the USA, as well as having completed feasibility studies into additional applicable industries that the RTI pump could benefit. 

The RTI pump is positioned to offer a solution that is currently unavailable in Canada and internationally. It can simultaneously improve the economy of the production environment, whilst reducing GHG and CAC emissions. Increasing technology and innovation in these sectors, which are pillars of the Canadian economy, will encourage global competitiveness and bring economic interest and investment into the country. 

RTI has eight published and four pending patents that protect the pump’s geometry and potential future configurations with alternative geometries and advancements that improve the sealing and solids handling of the pump. We have also recently begun R&D work on a direct-drive alternative, using already developed pumps but with an attached motor so that no connecting rod is required. This is a unique offering only viable to the RTI pump due to its geometry and the neutral axial loading exhibited by the pump during operation.