15 January 2010 11:50 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--BASF and Linde are joining forces to design and construct plants to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from flue gas, the companies said in a joint statement on Friday.
Under the agreement, BASF will be responsible for the chemical processes for capturing CO2, while Linde subsidiary Linde-KCA-Dresden GmbH (LKCA) will provide engineering and design as well as construction of the facilities.
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CO2 capture is a growing business for LKCA, it said. It is also building pilot and demonstration carbon capture and storage plants for clients in the energy sector.
BASF said its amine-based gas treatment technology, aMDEA®, has been used in more than 220 gas scrubbing facilities.
“Through this cooperation we will contribute to capturing and transporting climate-damaging CO2 in a controlled manner for recycling in purified form or final sequestration,” said LKCA managing director Jörg Linsenmaier.
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