Linde North America to Showcase Carbon Capture and Sequestration Technology


Murray Hill & New Providence, New Jersey, U.S., - Over the past five years, carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) has become one of the highest single priorities for reducing CO2 emissions from point sources such as power plants, oil refineries and other industrial processes. New and emerging CCS technologies will take center stage at the 10th Annual Conference on Carbon Capture & Sequestration.

Linde North America, a member of The Linde Group, a world-leading gases and engineering company, will be showcasing its portfolio of CCS technology and experience at the Conference, at Pittsburgh's David L. Lawrence Convention Center from May 2-5.

"Worldwide energy production and use are today at a crossroad. Depletion of primary energy resources and climate change initiatives are driving significant changes in approaches to energy generation and use, with major initiatives in carbon capture and storage (CCS). This conference is a great opportunity for Linde to meet face-to-face with government and industry representatives working to drive advancements in CCS commercialization," said Claus Nussgruber, head of business development, Clean Energy, Linde North America.

With its technology, engineering and industrial gas supply focus, Linde has developed significant CCS experience, from pilot demonstrations to scale-up and commercialization with partners in the power generation, oil and gas, and chemical industries.

At the Conference, Linde will highlight CO2 capture technologies the company is pursuing, including pre-combustion, which captures CO2 through gasification and extraction before combustion; oxyfuel combustion, which uses oxygen to enable low-cost, downstream CO2 capture; and post-combustion, which removes CO2 from exhaust gases by absorption.

Carbon capture and sequestration refers to a suite of technologies that can remove CO2 from large point sources or from the air itself. The CO2 can then be used commercially, such as in enhanced oil recovery or as a building block for chemical production. It also can be stored in geologic formations such as depleted oil and gas reservoirs or deep coal seams.

The Linde Group, which Fortune Magazine has listed as one of the most admired companies in the world, is a world-leading gases and engineering company. The Linde Group employs around 48,500 people working in more than 100 countries worldwide. In the 2010 financial year, it achieved sales of EUR 12.9 billion (USD 17.9 billion). The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services.

Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business partners, employees, society and the environment - in every one of its business areas, regions and locations across the globe. Linde is committed to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.

For more information, visit Linde North America online at www.lindeus.com

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