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Decarbonizing heavy industries: Bringing the world together to kickstart a Clean New Industrial Era

Decarbonizing heavy industries with Coolbrook’s RotoDynamic Technology

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: decarbonizing heavy industry

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 and decarbonization powered by clean, renewable energy.

The technology has the potential to reach temperatures of 1700 °C, and it can replace fossil-fired steam crackers to reach 100% CO2 free olefin production in petrochemical industry.

It can also 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. We can electrify and decarbonize processes up to 1700 °C, where no other electric technology is able to go. Hard-to-abate is now possible-to-abate.

Electrification of heavy industrial processes across hard-to-abate industry sectors is the key to achieving the required emission reductions and to speed up the transition to carbon-zero.

Direct electrification with clean electricity is the superior alternative towards zero carbon industrial production in all applicable cases due to higher energy efficiency and lower cost.



Renewable energy from wind, solar, and hydro power.

Renewable energy is generated by wind, solar and hydro power.

Heavy industries use energy produced with fossil fuels.

Fossil fuels such as oil, gas and coal are extracted from the earth.


Emissions in industrial production

Decarbonization of hard-to-abate industries results in significantly smaller CO2 emissions.

Renewable energy powers the RotoDynamic Technology with the potential to reduce up to 2.4 billion tons of CO2 emissions in industrial processes.

Heavy industries generate 8.7 billion tons of CO2 emissions per year

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

Decarbonizing hard-to-abate industries results end-products and materials with significantly smaller CO2 footprint.

The products and materials produced with coolbrook technology carry a substantially lighter CO2 footprint.

Industrial products with heavy CO2 footprint

the products and raw materials essential to our everyday lives carry a heavy CO2 footprint.

For industries

Electrifying the hard-to-abate industries – the world’s most polluting industrial processes

Coolbrook’s RotoDynamic HeaterTM (RDH) and RotoDynamic ReactorTM (RDR) can be used to electrify and decarbonize traditionally hard-to-abate industrial processes, including the production of steel and iron, cement, pulp and paper, petrochemicals and chemicals.

We have teamed up with the world’s leading technology partners and industrial customers for commercial roll-out of the RotoDynamic 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 electrification technology for industrial electrification.

Our partners and customers include ABB, Linde Engineering, Schmidtsche Schack, Shell, Braskem, SABIC, CEMEX, UltraTech Cement, JSW Group, 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.

Our decarbonization partners

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 industry and cement industry)
  • 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

2025 →

  • Commercial deliveries to customers
  • RDR and RDH part of electrification 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 industry players and decarbonization 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:

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