Issue Date: August 24, 2009
BASF, RWE, Linde Start CO2 Capture
Partners BASF, RWE Power, and Linde have started up a pilot plant for capturing carbon dioxide at RWE's coal-fired power plant in Niederaussem, Germany. The German Federal Ministry of Economics & Technology is financing 40% of the nearly $13 million project, which is part of RWE's Coal Innovation Center. Testing out an amine-solvent-based scrubbing technology developed by BASF, the pilot plant can capture about 300 kg of CO2 per hour, or about 90% of the gas in a stream of plant flue gases.
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