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Linde Engineering purchases Choren’s Carbo-V biomass gasification technology

10 February 2012

Linde Engineering Dresden GmbH has acquired the Carbo-V biomass gasification technology (earlier post) of the insolvent (earlier post) Choren Industries GmbH from the insolvency administrator Dr. Bruno M. Kübler.

The Carbo-V Technology constitutes a multi-stage biomass gasification technology. During the first process stage, the biomass reacting in a Low Temperature Gasifier (LTG) is converted to biocoke and carbonization gas. The second process stage comprises the partial oxidation of the carbonization gas that takes place in a High Temperature Gasifier (HTG), and during the third process stage, the biocoke is blown into the hot gas stream of the HTG.

After suitable preconditioning, the synthesis gas produced may be subsequently processed to renewable fuels. It is possible that wood and wood-based biomass, that already today can be produced in an environment friendly way will be used as feedstock for the gasification process.

In the future we plan to offer the Carbo-V Technology as licensor and also as an engineering and contracting company for commercial projects on a strongly growing market.

—Jörg Linsenmaier, managing director of the Linde Engineering Dresden GmbH

The acquisition of the Carbo-V Technology comprises all related patents and trademarks. The parties have agreed that the purchase price will remain undisclosed.

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That's one way to get rid of tars: evolve them, then burn them for energy to gasify the bio-char.

It sounds like a good process and I doubt that they would have bought them if it was not.

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