Air Liquide/Total join forces in France CO2 project

08 February 2007 15:50  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS news)--Air Liquide has entered into a partnership with Total to create the first carbon dioxide (CO2) capture and storage installation in France, the company said on Thursday.


The industrial and medical gases group said it would supply new technologies for the pilot installation in the Lacq industrial basin in south-western France.


Under the agreement, Total plans to inject up to 150,000 tonnes of CO2 over two years into a former natural gas pool near Lacq, at a depth of 4,500 metres.


The first CO2 injections would be made in November 2008, Air Liquide said in a statement.


The French company is currently involved in other CO2 storage projects in Poland, the US and Canada.


The environmentally-friendly process consists of capturing industrial emissions of CO2 and burying them deep in the earth.


By: Graeme Paterson
+44 20 8652 3214

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