17 June 2010 18:36 [Source: ICIS news]
TORONTO (ICIS news)--BASF and US research institute RTI International plan to develop cost-effective non-aqueous solvent systems to capture carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions at coal-fired power plants and industrial facilities, they said on Thursday.
The solvent-based capture process could use 40% less energy than conventional amine-based processes, they said.
The BASF and RTI project was supported with $2m (€1.6m) from the US Department of Energy's (DOE) stimulus fund, they said.
In related industry news this week, US industrial gases major Air Products said it had been chosen to receive $253m from the DOE for a carbon capture and sequestration project in ?xml:namespace>
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