ABB and transformational technology and engineering company Coolbrook have signed an agreement to accelerate the development, industrialization and adoption of RotoDynamic technology for the decarbonization of heavy industries in hard-to-abate sectors, such as petrochemicals and chemicals, cement and steel. RotoDynamic technology replaces the burning of fossil fuel with renewable electricity as the energy source. The new agreement expands ABB and Coolbrook’s existing partnership, launched in January 2022, and was signed at Imperial College in London last week.
ABB and Coolbrook will leverage their respective capabilities and resources to rapidly commercialize Coolbrook’s patented RotoDynamic technology, which can electrify hard-to-abate industrial sectors. ABB will provide their automation, electrification and digitalization expertise, as well as integrate their electric motors and variable speed drives, to further enhance Coolbrook’s technology by optimizing energy efficiency and operational processes. ABB’s investment will also enable quicker technology readiness and increase corporate capacity to achieve the joint goal of industrial scale up.