Coolbrook and Linde Engineering shall jointly offer their solutions to key customers in the petrochemicals sector.
Linde Engineering and Coolbrook signed the collaboration agreement at Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Geleen, the Netherlands. Pictured (from left): Representing Linde Engineering Dr Gunther Kracker, Director, Head of Product Management & Cost Estimation Sustainable Hydrocarbon Solutions I Department SHM, and Dr.-Ing. Marc Schier, Vice President, Head of Sustainable Hydrocarbon Solutions. Representing Coolbrook Ilpo Kuokkanen, Executive Chairman, and Joonas Rauramo, CEO.
Linde Engineering and Coolbrook have signed a strategic partnership to collaborate on the development and deployment of Coolbrook’s RotoDynamic ReactorTM (RDR) technology to replace burning fossil fuels with clean electricity in ethylene plants world-wide.
The companies have agreed to accelerate the development, industrialisation, and deployment of Coolbrook’s RDR technology and its integration to existing ethylene plants as well as greenfield projects. Coolbrook and Linde Engineering shall jointly offer their solutions to key customers in the petrochemicals sector.
In this collaboration, Coolbrook will have the responsibility regarding the RDR package which consists of the RDR unit, its electric drive and the first stage of product cooling equipment. Linde Engineering will lead the integration of the technology to the wider process unit including the mass and energy integration with the downstream plant and any engineering or design activities related to that.
John van der Velden, Senior Vice President Global Sales & Technology, Linde Engineering, said: “There is real urgency and need for solutions to decarbonize industrial production. Combining Coolbrook’s technology with Linde Engineering’s sustainable hydrocarbon solutions and related EPC experience will serve to meet the growing needs of our customers and essentially drive decarbonization in ethylene production.”
Joonas Rauramo, CEO, Coolbrook said: “We are very pleased to start our partnership with Linde Engineering to develop optimal solutions for our customers. Together, we will be able to integrate Coolbrook’s RotoDynamic Reactor technology into brownfield and greenfield installations and thereby support our customers in meeting their ambitious climate targets.”
Coolbrook Executive Chairman, Ilpo Kuokkanen continued: “This collaboration is another major step in our strategic aim to build a committed and comprehensive ecosystem around Coolbrook’s RotoDynamic technology to enable the fast commercial implementation at industrial scale.”
Coolbrook’s RotoDynamic Reactor is based on the company’s proprietary RotoDynamic technology, which is designed to generate process heating for high temperature processes with CO2-free electricity, marking a major milestone towards carbon-free manufacturing in heavy industries. Once implemented at scale, the technology has the potential to cut over 2 billion tons of annual CO2 emissions in heavy industry.
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