Brusche Process Technology: “CO2 is not merely a waste material”


Andy Roeloffzen, co-founder of Brusche Process Technology, is committed to utilizing innovative techniques in the fight against climate change. In this interview, Andy sheds light on how Brusche Process Technology collaborates with ISPT to secure a sustainable future for generations to come.

Name: Andy Roeloffzen
Function: Co-founder of Brusche Process Technology, Almelo (NL)
Organization: Brusche Process Technology
Works with ISPT on: the LOGIC-project, an innovative reactor concept, producing liquid methanol directly from (gaseous) carbon dioxide and hydrogen.

Ewald Kosters and Andy Roeloffzen,
founders of Brusche Process Technology

Why is it important for you personally to contribute to a circular and CO2-neutral economy with your work?  

“At Brusche Process Technology, we believe that addressing today’s challenges requires the development and implementation of innovative techniques. We recognize the urgent need for a circular and CO2-neutral economy, where resources and products are utilized more efficiently, and environmental impact during production is minimized. This shift is crucial for mitigating the adverse effects of climate change and ensuring a habitable planet for future generations. In our work, we concentrate on techniques to capture and process CO2, transforming it into an alternative carbon feedstock. As a father and engineer, I am driven to apply my knowledge and experience towards this important cause.”

Which values does partnering up with ISPT bring you and your company? 

“ISPT’s objectives align perfectly with Brusche Process Technology’s vision, so this partnership fits like a glove. We strongly believe that collaboration with other stakeholders accelerates the development of innovative technologies and solutions needed for the transition towards a CO2-neutral and circular economy by 2050. Moreover, as a partner in ISPT’s LOGIC-project, which aims to scale up the Liquid-Out Gas-In Concept (LOGIC) reactor for methanol synthesis using CO2 and sustainable hydrogen, we have gained invaluable contacts and knowledge.”

What does the industry need to accelerate the transition to a circular and CO2-neutral economy? 

“We believe that accelerating the transition to a circular and CO2-neutral economy requires coordinated efforts from diverse stakeholders. This entails investing in research and development and fostering collaboration among governments, NGOs, universities, and industry to share best practices, knowledge, and resources.

Furthermore, there are significant opportunities for innovation in both the energy and raw materials transitions. For instance, recognizing that CO2 is not merely a waste material, but a valuable, reusable resource that can accelerate resource circularity. While underground storage may offer short-term benefits, it is not a sustainable long-term solution. To harness this potential, substantial investments in research and development of Carbon Capture and Utilization (CCU) technologies are essential. That requires regulatory support, investment, funding, and collaboration. By addressing these factors, we can foster an environment conducive to the successful reuse of carbon. This will contribute significantly to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the transition to a more sustainable and carbon-neutral economy.” 

Pilot plant: Liquid-Out Gas-In Concept (LOGIC) reactor for methanol synthesis from CO2 and sustainable hydrogen

What is your sustainability dream for 2050? 

“To conclude, at Brusche Process Technology we dream of a global reduction in emissions substantial enough that climate change will come to a standstill. In this way we can preserve a livable world for future generations. My hope for our company is that we can make our own small contribution to this goal.”


This project is co-funded with subsidy from the Topsector Energy by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy.