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Praxair and Energy Firm Eye Oxy-Coal Technology Project

3:42 PM MDT | August 4, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Praxair says it has formed a partnership with energy firm Vattenfall (Stockholm) to perform a feasibility study for a 500-megawatt heat and power plant in Germany that would incorporate Praxair’s oxy-coal technology. The technology enables the capture of more than 90% of the carbon dioxide (CO2) generated by coal-fired boilers, Praxair says. The plant would require about 8,000 tons/day of oxygen, Praxair says. Praxair will develop the conceptual design, cost, and performance estimates for the oxygen facilities and CO2 processing unit. The captured CO2 would...

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