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Siemens and Technip join forces to demonstrate rotating olefins cracker

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October 19, 2021
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Siemens Energy and Technip Energies are looking to commercialize a rotating olefins cracker (ROC), an emerging technology to electrify olefin production processes. The companies have tested ROC in a laboratory setting and signed an MoU with the Cracker of the Future Consortium to demonstrate the ROC technology at one of the consortium members' plants in Europe. The combination of Siemens' turbomachinery and Technip's expertise in olefin crackers will help de-risk the scale-up of ROC, which is a major challenge for startups like Coolbrook. Compared to electrically heated crackers like what Dow and Shell are developing, ROC may deliver higher olefin yields and lower power consumption but with higher capital costs and lower operability.

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