Industrial gases firm Linde is continuing to focus on advanced solutions for the recycling of carbon dioxide (CO2).
As part of this commitment, Linde announced in May that it was extending its participation in the international research project “Impact of Common Impurities on Carbon Dioxide Capture, Transport and Storage” until 2017.
The aim of this project is to study the physical properties of the impure CO2 mixtures that arise in industrial combustion processes and power generation, Linde said.
The specific processes being examined are carbon capture and usage (CCU), enhanced oil/gas recovery (EOR/EGR) and CO2 liquefaction for subsequent commercialisation.
“Our objective is to further advance carbon capture methodologies as part of a wider climate protection agenda,” said Jürgen Nowicki, spokesman for the board of directors of the Linde Engineering Division.
“The first phase of the research project delivered very promising results,” Nowicki said.
“By taking part in the second phase, we expect to further strengthen our competitive position in the processing of CO2-rich gases – a very important activity for many of our customers.”
The project is being led by Bahman Tohidi, a professor at the Institute of Petroleum Engineering at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.
Tohidi has led the project since the first phase got under way in 2011.
As well as Linde, Statoil, Total, Chevron, Petronas, the UK’s National Grid and Portugal’s Galp Energia will be participating in the second phase.