The RDR pilot program

To demonstrate and further develop our technology and broaden our partner network, we are building an RDR pilot unit at the pioneering sustainable petrochemical hub, Brightlands Chemelot Campus, in Geleen, the Netherlands. The year-long test period will kick off in the second half of 2020.

During the two-year pilot program, a pilot reactor and auxiliary equipment will be built to further demonstrate and confirm the technical aspects of this new technology.

In addition, we will also be building a specialized partner network as we prepare to ramp up to commercial production, creating RDR design software, and demonstrating the technology to players in the petrochemical industry.

The location of pilot is at Brightlands Campus in Geleen, Netherlands.

Pilot key objectives

  • Confirm yields of different feeds
  • Design basis for commercial reactor
  • Capex & Opex, comparison
  • Validated kinetic and CFD models
  • Confirm reliability of reactor and estimate for maintenance intervals
  • Confirm energy consumption of RDR
  • Measure coking rate and perfect decoking method
  • Process safety studies and reviews