The LOGIC project kicked off early 2020. This project aims to scale-up a Liquid-Out-Gas-In Reactor for methanol synthesis from CO2 and sustainable hydrogen. Previously, a proof-of-principle reactor was successfully built and tested at the University of Twente. Now, the project Liquid-Out–Gas-In Concept (LOGIC) is ready to start building the pilot reactor. As of this month, Brusche Process Technology is officially in the lead for translating the envisioned reactor model into a fully operational and scale-able reactor.
In this article, Andy Roeloffzen, co-founder of Brusche Process Technology explains what the partnership means for the (future of) process industry and how Brusche Process Technology plans to build the reactor in collaboration with ISPT and other partners.
Welcoming Brusche Process Technology
The previously built proof-of-principle reactor needs to scale-up to a design for a 5 kg/day pilot unit, using the model results. This new reactor needs to be built, tested, optimized and scaled-up. To take on this role, ISPT welcomes a new partner to the project: Brusche Process Technology.
Brusche Process Technology was founded in May 2021 by Andy Roeloffzen and Ewald Kosters, with the entity Brusche Elektrotechniek as co-shareholder. With a specialization in process technology and a strong focus on sustainability, Brusche Process Technology brings extensive knowledge on the development, design, manufacturing and maintenance of technical installations in the process industry. With their overall ambition to make the process industry more sustainable, the LOGIC project is now able to take a step forward in the realization of scaling up the reactor and moving forward with the experiments.
Roeloffzen: “We are very pleased with this new partnership. We look forward to the new challenges and opportunities coming up. As an SME, we can now use our
A strong belief in joining forces and partnerships
Roeloffzen has a background in chemicaltechnologies at Twence, where he worked on multiple CO2-capture projects. Kosters is known as an expert in the field of mechanical process design and project management. Additionally, the SME has a wide skillset in mechanical engineering and is a certified welding and assembly company that has it’s own workshop and machining tools. Besides, through the entity of Brusche Elektrotechniek, they can call upon the various other experts and specialties . Therefore, Brusche Process Technology is well equipped to facilitate the conceptual design, the engineering and the overall production of the LOGIC-reactor, all in one. “We have almost everything in-house to create this reactor, from the base manufacturing to providing and delivering the automation & control . A big part of our philosophy is to deliver the full package. And we also aim to do that within our role for the LOGIC-project.” This also involves a close collaboration with the PhD-student, Tim van Schagen, who has created the process design and the mathematical model. ”
“We strongly believe in combining forces at Brusche Process Technology.” Roeloffzen continues: “This project allows us to explore the past efforts from the University of Twente, the PhD-student, ISPT and the other partners, including DMT and Shell, and build upon those by closely working together in the consortium.”
The future of the process industry: collaboration is the way to go
Since the launch of the LOGIC-project, the project partners already came a long way in designing the scaled up Liquid-Out-Gas-In Concept (LOGIC) reactor for methanol synthesis from CO2 and sustainable hydrogen. Brusche Process Technology will serve as the missing link between the previous research conducted and realization of the reactor.
Roeloffzen: “At Brusche Process Technology, we adopt a futuristic mind-set. Which means that even in this stage of the project, we are already discussing ways to further scale-up the reactor for future applicable market solutions. Additionally, we have built a strong international network. This means we have good foundation for partners, suppliers and other contacts for possible market expansions.”
Brusche Process Technology finds its mission in creating a better future for the next generations. “Sustainability lays at the core of our business. We strive for a better tomorrow and aim to achieve this by developing and creating sustainable solutions for the food, pharmaceutical, chemical and waste processing industries.” The LOGIC project was the ideal opportunity to explore this drive, Roeloffzen says. “As an SME active in process technology, we are very pleased to take on this spot in the consortium. We look forward to this partnership and hope to take on many more projects with ISPT in the future.”
This project is co-funded with subsidy from the Topsector Energy by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy.