17 August 2011 14:10 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--Linde has been selected by the US Department of Energy (DoE) to receive a $15m (€10.4m) grant to work on advancing technologies for carbon dioxide (CO2) capture, the Germany-based international industrial gases company said on Wednesday.
Linde plans to build a pilot facility in Wilsonville, Alabama, which will test CO2 scrubbing solutions to reduce the energy consumption and costs of carbon capture and separation systems for coal-fired power plants. The project is expected to start up in 2014.
"Advanced CO2 capture for power plants is a critical element in achieving global greenhouse gas emission reduction targets," said Andreas Opfermann, head of Linde's clean energy unit.
"As a leader in this field, we are extremely proud that the DoE recognises our R&D [research and development] efforts in this area, as especially in North America we see a growing need for efficient 'clean coal' solutions,” he added.
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