September 3, 2010

New solvent for CO2 capture

Before I file my fatty alcohol article for ICIS Chemical Business today...here is an interesting development on carbon capture technology coming from German companies RWE, BASF and Linde.

The companies claimed that new chemical solvents can increase efficient separation of carbon dioxide from flue gas by being able to reduce energy input by 20%. The new solvents also feature superior oxygen stability, which reduces solvent consumption significantly.



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