MOSCOW (MRC) -- Neste Jacobs, a
technology, engineering and project management company and Coolbrook, a
technology development company are developing a new technology innovation in
collaboration with University of Oxford's Osney Thermo Fluids laboratory,
University of Cambridge's Whittle laboratory, and major chemical producers such
as Dow Chemical as well as equipment manufacturers including MANTurbo, as per Plastemart.
innovation is based on hydrocarbon (e.g. Naphtha) cracking method, where
ethylene, the core raw material for polyethylene is produced.
patented RDR (RotoDynamicReactor) technology improves cracking yields of olefins
with about a third compared to the best technology available today. Significant
financial benefits can be gained with RDR technology. It saves non-renewable
resources, decreases radically side-products from ethylene cracking, and
simplifies operations of ethylene production," states Harri Johannesdahl, CEO,
Neste Jacobs is involved in the collaboration and
development of this new technology with a team specializing in cracker
technology, reaction kinetics, and modelling. "Our team has been co-operating in
this project with Coolbrook for several years now and we are happy that this
fruitful cooperation is continuing. We are expecting great results from this
collaboration in ethylene production and we believe that this innovation has
great export potential," says Jarmo Suominen, CEO, Neste
"Coolbrook is a product development company
that co-operates with the best partners globally. Neste Jacobs represents top
knowledge and competence within the field of chemical process industry and is
hence a logical choice as partner for Coolbrook. During the development of the
RDR technology, completely new technical solutions will be developed and
patented. The skillful team from Neste Jacobs is playing a central role in this,
both in terms of traditional engineering competence as of developing new
innovations," Johannesdahl continues.
During the two-year project, a
pilot reactor based on RDR technology will be built and tested. The pilot
reactor will verify olefin yields and confirm reactor model combining kinetics
and aerodynamics and CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) results. The commercial
launch of this new technology is expected during 2019.
earlier, in January 2017, technology, engineering and project management company
Neste Jacobs was selected to optimize the recovery area of Borealis Borstar PE2
plant in Porvoo, Finland with Neste Jacobs' NAPCON Controller solution. The aim
of optimization is to reduce energy consumption and production loss and enhance
the plant operability.