Linde Engineering Americas will install and test a 200 tonnes per day carbon capture pilot plant at the City Water, Light & Power (CWLP) power plant in Springfield, Illinois.

Such news was confirmed on Thursday (27th May), with Linde stating that it will collaborate with BSF, the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, CWLP and ACS for the effort.

Once complete, the facility will showcase Linde’s post-combustion carbon capture technology capabilities, along with BASF’s OASE® blue gas treatment technology – together offering significant benefits for carbon capture.

Commenting on the development, Dominic Cianchetti, Senior Vice-President, Region Americas, said, “We’re excited about this opportunity to feature the CO2 capture technology we’ve developed with BASF.”

“There are many commercial uses for this technology, and this project will help guide future discussions about the viability of those possibilities.”

News of the carbon capture plant was made possible through a funding award made to the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.