By changing how the Olefins used to make plastic are produced, RDR cuts CO2 emissions, saves energy and increases efficiency – driving the petrochemical industry and our world forward.Watch the video
Our planet can’t wait – climate change needs action right now. The pressure is on to find solutions that can drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions on a scale large enough for real global impact. It’s up to governments, societies and industry to come together to ensure a future that’s sustainable for us all.
When it comes to curbing CO2 emissions, one of the most challenging areas is the petrochemical industry, which produces all the plastics, chemical products, packaging and other products that the modern world can’t live without. This is one of the largest and most polluting processes on earth. It must change if there’s any hope of meeting the climate targets the world has set for itself.
RDR (Roto Dynamic Reactor) is the answer governments, environmental regulators, the petrochemical industry, and the planet need now – and for our future.
Using electrification powered by renewable energy, it is the only technology in the world that enables the elimination of 100% of the CO2 emissions in the steam cracking process, which is the first and most polluting step in the production of plastic.
RDR is also the only technology in the world able to completely eliminate CO2 emissions from the steam cracking process while actually increasing profit.
By using less energy, going CO2-free, and improving Ethylene yield by 20%, RDR also increases the profit margin by 60%.
RDR in numbers
Elimination of CO2 from the cracking process.
Reduction in energy consumption. Accurate, efficient, controllable process.
Increase in ethylene yield. Short residence time, higher fluid temperature.
Profit margin increase. Less energy and more ethylene, means more profit.
Steam crackers are massive facilities that produce Olefins, a key component of the petrochemical industry and a mainstay of modern everyday life, used in the production of plastics, chemical products, industrial packaging, and more. Steam crackers need extremely high heat to do their job. Until now, those high temperatures could only be reached by burning massive amounts fossil fuels, which are one of the world’s biggest sources of CO2 emissions.
Space science and turbomachinery meet chemical engineering
RDR (Roto Dynamic Reactor) is a revolutionary technology that uses rocket engineering, mechanical engineering and chemistry to solve the biggest challenges in Olefins production today. It is the answer governments, environmental regulators, the petrochemical industry and the planet need now – and for our future.
It's time for governments and industry to meet our RDR technology
This game-changing technology already exists today. And a large and growing number of the world’s biggest Ethylene producers, technology providers and governments have already expressed great interest in using our RDR technology to cut greenhouse gas emissions and help meet global climate targets.
As the people of this planet, we can and will come together to ensure a future that’s sustainable for us all.
“"RDR has the potential to really become the new industry standard in Olefins production."”
Professor, University of Oxford
“Coolbrook’s Rotodynamic technology is one of few viable solutions for greenhouse gas emissions, replacing the burning of fossil fuel by renewable electricity as the energy source.”
Dr. Ir. Bert Kip
CEO Brightlands Chemelot Campus
News December 13, 2019