Air Products and DOE sign agreement for CCS project in Texas


Air Products has announced it has signed a cooperative agreement with the United States Department of Energy (DOE).

The industrial gas company will now move forward on phase one of a potential two-phase programme to conduct an engineering study and project plan to capture, concentrate and purify carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted from industrial operations for use in enhanced oil recovery work.

In October, the DOE announced several carbon capture related proposals to receive initial funding from the $1.4bn American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Air Products’ engineering study and plan will be among several to be evaluated in 2010 by DOE’s National Energy Technology Laboratory for potential additional funding of the overall project.

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