Linde, Sapphire Energy co-develop carbon dioxide delivery system

Linde, Sapphire Energy to co-develop carbon dioxide delivery system

5:27 PM, 11th May 2011
Linde, Sapphire Energy to co-develop carbon dioxide delivery system
Dr Aldo Belloni, Member of the Executive Board of Linde AG.

MUNICH, GERMANY/SAN DIEGO, US: Linde and Sapphire Energy have entered into a multi-year agreement to co-develop a low-cost system to deliver carbon dioxide to commercial-scale, open-pond, algae-to-fuel cultivation systems. 

Linde, will partner with Sapphire Energy, to reduce the costs associated with the delivery of anthropogenic carbon dioxide for commercial-scale open pond algae cultivation. In addition, Linde will supply all of the carbon dioxide to Sapphire’s commercial demonstration facility in Columbus, New Mexico.

“Producing fuel by algae using carbon dioxide from large emitters like power stations and chemical plants is a very promising way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions,” said Dr Aldo Belloni, Member of the Executive Board of Linde AG.

There is a clear need for new sources of fuel as dependency on oil becomes more problematic, informed Sapphire Energy. The company has developed proprietary technology along the entire algae-to-energy value chain from biology, cultivation, harvest and extraction, to refining, resulting in a highly scalable process to produce a renewable and low carbon substitute for fossil-based crude oil.

A single commercial algae-fuel production facility is estimated to require approximately 10,000 metric ton of carbon dioxide per day. The Linde Group has expertise in the cost-efficient supply of carbon dioxide for eco-friendly carbon dioxide recycling applications.

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