Linde carbon capture project gets US Dept Of Energy R&D grant

Linde carbon capture project gets US Dept Of Energy R&D grant

3:26 PM, 18th August 2011
Linde carbon capture project gets US Dept Of Energy R&D grant
Linde building in Germany.

 

MUNICH, GERMANY: The US Department of Energy has selected Linde group to receive $15 million for the advancement of carbon dioxide (CO2) capture technologies. Linde’s pilot plant, to be built in Wilsonville, AL, is targeted to be operational by early 2014. The facility will test novel CO2 scrubbing solutions to reduce the energy consumption and costs of advanced carbon capture and separation systems for coal-fired power plants.

“Advanced CO2 capture for power plants is a critical element in achieving global greenhouse gas emission reduction targets. Especially in North America we see a growing need for efficient ‘Clean coal’ solutions. The DoE award will strengthen Linde’s position in this future-oriented sector in the US,” said Dr Andreas Opfermann, Head of Clean Energy and Innovation Management unit, Linde.

The pilot plant will be designed to capture at least 90 per cent of the CO2 generated at an increase in the cost of electricity of no more than 35 per cent. This would represent a significant improvement over existing technologies that can add as much as 80 per cent to the cost of electricity.

Linde’s experience in post-combustion capture technologies offer great near-term potential for reducing CO2 emissions because it can be added to existing power plants.

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