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Dresden, 9 February 2012 – Linde Engineering Dresden GmbH has acquired the Carbo-V® Technology of the insolvent Choren Industries GmbH, Freiberg 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 "green" products e.g., biofuel of second generation like biodiesel. 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", says 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.


About Linde Engineering Dresden GmbH
Linde Engineering Dresden GmbH, a subsidiary of the Linde Group, is one of the global leaders in the field of design, supply and construction of chemical, gas, biotechnology and pharmaceutical plants.


Further information:

Sven Petersen
Vice President Carbon and Energy Solutions
Linde Engineering Dresden GmbH
Phone +49.351.250-3443
E-Mail: sven.petersen@linde-le.com

Doreen Schüßler
Manager Press and Media 
Phone +49.89.7445-3495
E-Mail: doreen.schuessler@linde-le.com 




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