Dhahran (April 16, 2008) - During the CSLF's (Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum) technical meeting held in Saudi Arabia, Pierre Le Thiez was rewarded by the DOE for his coordination of the CASTOR Project. This project was aimed at proposing technologies enabling capture and sequestration of 10% of CO2 emissions in Europe. As explained by IFPEN, "The European Castor project, [was] aimed at developing technologies for the capture and storage of 10% of Europe’s CO2 emissions, has just been completed. Castor is among the six successes of the FP6 (out of a total of 40 projects) selected by the European Commission. Moreover, Pierre Le Thiez was rewarded by the US Department of Energy for his role as project coordinator."
From the IFPEN Press Release: "Bringing together 30 players from 11 European countries, Castor is based on an industrial demonstration unit, installed in Esbjerg, Denmark in 2006 on the Dong Energy power plant, to cut the cost of CO2 capture by 30-50% (post-combustion capture). This unit is currently the largest in the world in terms of real combustion flue gases and has proven that 90% of CO2 emissions from a coal-fired power plant can be captured, by using the appropriate solvents, at a cost of €40 per metric ton (compared to the capture cost estimated in 2004 at €60 per metric ton)."
Image Credits: Dong Energy, CSLF, US DOE