24 July 2008 19:08 [Source: ICIS news]
TORONTO (ICIS news)--Praxair's German subsidiary has agreed to work with Swedish energy firm Vattenfall on advanced technology to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from coal-fired electricity power plants, the US industrial gases major said on Thursday.
Under the agreement, Praxair Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG and Vattenfall would study the concept of a possible 500-megawatt (MW) combined heat and power plant in ?xml:namespace>
Praxair would design concepts for the project’s oxygen production facilities and for its CO2 processing unit, it said.
The captured CO2 would be transported by pipeline to a sequestration site or an enhanced oil recovery field, it added.
"Projects such as this are fundamental to advancing the technology and know-how necessary to reduce greenhouse gases," says Chuck McConnell, Praxair's vice president for oxy-coal technology and gasification.
Praxair's was already participating in similar clean-coal power demonstration projects in the
The company had an agreement with energy and petrochemicals engineering firm Foster Wheeler to jointly work on clean-coal demonstration projects that integrated its oxy-coal technology, it added.
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