11 May 2011 13:56 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Industrial gases major Linde and ?xml:namespace>
The firms aim to use CO2 from power stations, chemical plants and other emitters to produce fuel from algae, they said.
“Producing fuel by algae using CO2 from large emitters like power stations and chemical plants is a very promising way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions,” said Aldo Belloni, member of Linde’s executive board.
A single commercial algae-fuel production facility is estimated to require about 10,000 tonnes/day of CO2 – a volume that is equivalent to about 30% of current
Financial terms were not disclosed.
Germany-based Linde is an international industrial gases firm. It claims a large share of the US merchant market for CO2.
California-based Sapphire Energy is focused on technologies and processes to produce biofuels from algae.Check out Doris de Guzman’s Green Chemicals Blog for views on sustainability issues
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