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Germany Launches First Pilot CO2 Scrubber

Fri, 08/28/2009 - 5:22am

Sugar Land, Texas (AP) — RWE AG and partners have officially launched Germany's first carbon-capture pilot plant at the brown-coal-fired plant in Niederaussem, Bergheim. The pilot plant for scrubbing carbon-dioxide from flue gas is part of RWE Power's Coal Innovation Centre, which also houses a prototype plant for pre-drying lignite, a pilot plant for integrating carbon-dioxide in algae biomass, and a REA plus high-performance scrubber for improved separation of dust and sulphur dioxide from flue gas.

According to RWE, the plant is a vital step towards making cleaner coal-based power a reality. RWE is working with partners BASF SE and Linde AG.

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