BASF and Linde join forces on carbon capture plants

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.

The companies said the venture would focus mainly on projects in the Middle East, where demand for CO2, which can be used to increase crude oil output and in urea production, is increasing.

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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By: Nigel Davis
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