Heavy industry accounts for 25% of global CO2 emissions
Welcome to the beginning of a clean new industrial era. Powered by Coolbrook RotoDynamic Technology.
We are running against the time. To keep global warming to no more than 1.5°C, emissions need to be reduced by 45% by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050.
The solution: decarbonising heavy industries
The new standard in industrial electrification
Coolbrook’s patented RotoDynamic Technology has the potential to reduce global annual CO2 emissions in hard-to-abate heavy industry sectors by 30% (2.4 Gt) through electrification powered by clean, renewable energy.
The technology has two main applications. It can replace fossil-fired steam crackers to reach 100% CO2 free olefin production in petrochemical industry, and it can electrify high temperature process heating in the production of cement, steel and iron, and chemicals, and more.
How: RotoDynamic Technology
Everything that can be electrified must be
Coolbrook’s groundbreaking RotoDynamic Technology can electrify industrial sectors that until now have been considered almost impossible to electrify.
Electrification of industrial processes across industry sectors is key to achieving the required emission reductions and to speed up the transition to carbon-zero. Clean electricity provides a clear pathway towards zero carbon industrial production in an energy and cost-efficient manner.
Direct electrification is clearly the superior alternative in all applicable cases due to higher energy efficiency and lower cost.
Renewable energy is generated by wind, solar and hydro power.
Fossil fuels such as oil, gas and coal are extracted from the earth.
Emissions in industrial production
Renewable energy powers the RotoDynamic Technology with the potential to reduce up to 2.4 billion tons of CO2 emissions in industrial processes.
Fossil fuels are burned in heavy industries such as cement, steel, petrochemicals and chemicals to reach the required high process temperatures. This generates 8.7 billion tons of CO2 emissions annually.
End-product carbon footprint
The products and materials produced with coolbrook technology carry a substantially lighter CO2 footprint.
the products and raw materials essential to our everyday lives carry a heavy CO2 footprint.
Electrifying the world’s most polluting industrial processes
Coolbrook’s RotoDynamic HeaterTM (RDH) and RotoDynamic ReactorTM (RDR) can be used to electrify and decarbonise traditionally hard-to-abate industrial processes, including the production of steel and iron, cement, petrochemicals and chemicals.
We have teamed up with the world’s leading technology partners and industrial customers for commercial roll-out of the technology at scale in the mid-2020’s.
A comprehensive and growing partner ecosystem
We are already partnering with some of the world’s leading industrial producers, technology companies and academic partners in development of our technology and to ensure fast and broad adoption of our technology for industrial electrification.
Our partners and customers include ABB, Linde Engineering, Schmidtsche Schack, Shell, Braskem, SABIC, CEMEX, UltraTech Cement, ArcelorMittal, as well as Ghent University, University of Oxford, University of Cambridge. We also partner with Netherlands Enterprise Agency, Business Finland, Climate Leadership Coalition CLC and Brightlands.
We share the sense of urgency with our partners and customers for cutting CO2 emissions across various industries and believe that together we can create the positive change the world needs.
Timeline to production
Ready for commercial launch at scale in 2025
We’re partnering with some of the brightest minds and biggest industrial players in the world to make our RotoDynamic Technology the new global standard in the electrification of traditionally highly polluting industrial production processes. We are demonstrating the technology and its capabilities at our pilot plant in Geleen, the Netherlands, since December 2022.
2021 – 2023
- Demonstrate technology and engage customers in petrochemicals and other key industrial sectors
- Partnering with industrial actors, EPC partners and universities for successful piloting
- Ramp-up of organization
2023 – 2025
- Commercial scale units installed at customer sites:
- RDR connected to ethylene plant
- RDH in selected applications (e.g. steel and cement)
- Engage technology suppliers to include RDR and RDH in their offering
- Network of partners to secure successful commercial launch
- Strengthen organization and validate key assumptions for commercial launch
- Commercial deliveries to customers
- RDR and RDH part of technology offering of key suppliers and EPC companies
- World class organization and capabilities to deliver value for all stakeholders
- Continued value-adding partnerships within network of globally leading actors in different sectors
RotoDynamic Technology is in large-scale pilot testing
RotoDynamic Technology is under pilot testing at a large-scale testing unit at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Geleen, the Netherlands.
The main targets of the pilot project:
- Demonstrate the use of RotoDynamic Heater™ (RDH) technology for high-temperature process heating with inert gases, such as: air, nitrogen, methane, steam, CO2
- Demonstrate the RotoDynamic Reactor™ (RDR) technology and its reliability for hydrocarbon cracking to stakeholders in the petrochemical industry
- Validate modelling (fluid dynamics) and design parameters and to establish basis for first customer projects