Meet the world's only electric technology capable of using clean electrification to reach the extremely high temperature heat needed in the world’s most polluting industrial processes, like the production of iron, steel, cement and chemicals.
Heavy industry makes up 25% of global CO2 emissions – a number that has only risen in recent years. Most of those emissions come from the burning of fossil fuels during industrial process heating.
Our RotoDynamic Heater can reduce CO2 emissions with more than 30% of the fossil fuels used in the most pollution-heavy part of industrial processes with electricity from clean, renewable energy. That means our technology can cut 7% of global CO2 emissions annually.
In conventional industrial processes the process heat is produced typically through burning of fossil fuels such as coal, natural gas or oil.
RotoDynamic Heater (RDH) is the only electric process heating technology able to reach 1700°C without burning fossil fuels. In RDH, air, nitrogen and process gases are heated to high temperatures and the heated gas is used outside the heater to replace the burning of fossil fuels in process heating. It’s the only electric technology that can replace fossil-fired furnaces and kilns with electric heating in industrial processes.
With unprecedented benefits like the ability to replace fossil-fuels with clean electrification, RDH is the technology of choice for the heavy industrial production of steel, iron, cement and chemicals.
Key advantages of RDH
This game-changing technology already exists today and a large and growing number of global industrial players and governments have already expressed great interest in using it to cut CO2 emissions and meet crucial climate targets.
Our RDH and RDR technologies are currently being piloted, with commercial demonstration projects beginning in 2022. The technology can be retrofitted to existing production plants and will be ready for large-scale use in 2024.
RDH brings together space science, turbomachinery and chemical engineering. With aerodynamic action achieved through a rotating blade flow, RDH can replace conventional fossil-fired furnaces and kilns in industrial heating processes by directly imparting the shaft's mechanical energy to the heated gas to provide process heat for the production of steel, cement, hydrogen and other chemicals. RDR's electric motor drives the rotors and air, nitrogen or process gases are heated to extremely high temperatures.