Inauguration of the first industrial CO2 capture and storage site.


On January 11th 2010, the inauguration of the first European pilot, integrating the entire process of capturing and storing CO2, was held on the Lacq site in France.

Air Liquide is the technological partner of this industrial project, operated by Total, and is contributing to the project by supplying the technology of CO2 capture by means of oxycombustion.

In this process, the air in an industrial boiler is replaced with pure oxygen. The fumes obtained when they come out of the boiler are then very concentrated in CO2 (90%).

In the framework of this project, Air Liquide has developed burners designed for this technology and supplies the oxygen needed for oxycombustion through an on-site unit and the CO2 drying process, required for transport.

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