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BASF, Linde, RWE in Carbon Capture Breakthrough

4:46 AM MDT | September 3, 2010 | Alex Scott

BASF has said today that pilot tests show is has made a major breakthrough in a carbon capture technology that it is developing with Linde and power company RWE. The new technology involves separating carbon dioxide from flue gas in a coal-fired pilot power plant. The process, which uses solvents, requires 20% less energy than standard carbon capture processes, BASF says.   The technology should enable more than 90% of the carbon dioxide contained in the waste gas of a power plant to be captured for subsequent sub-surface storage or for chemical...

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