Our revolutionary RotoDynamic Heater (RDH) and RotoDynamic Reactor (RDR) are being used to electrify some of the world’s most polluting industrial processes, including the production of steel, iron, cement and chemicals. It is the only electric technology capable of reducing total industrial CO2 emissions by 30% and total global CO2 emissions by 7% annually.
Heavy industry accounts for 25% of global CO2 emissions, mostly due to the burning of polluting fossil fuels. Our technology can replace at least 30% of those emissions with electrification from clean, renewable energy.
Our Rotodynamic Heater (RDH) and RotoDynamic Reactor (RDR) are being used to electrify traditionally hard-to-abate industrial processes, including the production of steel, iron, cement and chemicals. We have teamed up with the world's leading technology partners and industrial customers to roll-out the technology at scale by the mid 2020's.
It’s long been thought that industrial processes like the production of petrochemicals, steel, iron, cement and other chemicals are difficult – if not impossible – to decarbonize. Our roto dynamic technology is the only electric solution in the world capable of cutting over 25% – or 2.4 billion tons – of global industrial CO2 emissions annually.
RDR and RDH electrify petrochemical and chemical production
RDH electrifies cement production
RDH electrifies steel and iron production
Potential applications in conventional steel making:
RDH can electrify other industrial processes
Our RDR and RDH technology can cut over 25% of the world's industrial CO2 emissions annually
500 Mt estimated reduction potential in chemicals & petrochemicals industries
600 Mt estimated reduction potential in iron & steel industries
1000 Mt estimated reduction potential in cement industries
300 Mt estimated reduction potential in other industries
“Coolbrook’s RotoDynamic technology is one of few viable solutions for the greenhouse gas emissions, replacing the burning of fossil fuel by renewable electricity as the energy source.”
Dr. Ir. Bert Kip
CEO, Brightlands Chemelot Campus
Most national and international climate goals aim to reach net-zero by 2030 or 2050. This is crucial to limit global warming to 1.5°C or below. The biggest challenge lies in hard-to-abate sectors like the cement, steel, plastic and chemical industries, which account for 25% of total global CO2 emissions.
RDR and RDH is the only electric technology in the world that can eliminate CO2 emissions from the most polluting part of industrial production processes, enabling us to cut more than 7% of global CO2 emissions annually.
Industrial Transformation 2050
According to Industrial Transformation 2050: Pathways to Net-Zero Emissions from EU Heavy Industry, the steam cracking of Naphtha into Ethylene and other high value chemicals and the use of fossil fuels in steam cracking are the most dominant sources of carbon emissions in the production of plastics.
The petrochemical industry and governments have an important role to play in helping to achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement and moving towards net-zero heavy industry in Europe by 2050.
Our RDR and RDH technology replaces fossil fuels with renewable energy, cutting carbon emissions down to zero and helping petrochemical producers and governments to fulfill their commitments to the Paris Agreement.
CEFIC: Molecule Managers Brochure – A journey into the Future of Europe with the European Chemical Industry
“Furnaces are in the chemical industry mainly used
in ethylene plants, to crack the naphtha. Replacing
these furnaces by electric furnaces has the potential
to significantly reduce the energy consumption of
the process, while eliminating its energy related emissions”
“With EU support, the chemical industry
could develop a series of large-scale projects across the
EU that showcase the new technologies the industry needs to transform.”