Linde, Vattenfall work on CO2 separation project

22 September 2008 15:52  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS new)--Linde has entered a partnership with Sweden's Vattenfall to develop carbon dioxide (CO2) separation technology for coal-fired power plants, the German industrial gases company said on Monday.


Linde has built air separation and CO2 liquefaction units at Vattenfall’s 30-megawatt pilot plant at Schwarze Pumpe in Brandenburg, Germany, which was opened on 9 September.


The company said it would take the 4,000 tonnes/year of CO2 produced at the plant and market it for alternative applications, it said.


“At this plant, carbon dioxide produced by the power station is not released into the atmosphere, but almost entirely separated, liquefied and treated so as to ensure safe underground storage of the gas over a long period of time,” Linde said in a statement.


The German subsidiary of US industrial gases firm Praxair signed a technology deal with Vattenfall in July to reduce CO2 emissions from electricity plants.


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By: Mark Watts
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