While the drivers for energy and environment can appear mutually exclusive, the application of industrial gases and advanced separation technology can both improve energy efficiency and enable lower emissions in power applications. As the world’s leader in industrial gases, Air Products is uniquely qualified to support this industry as it aims to achieve these goals.
For decades, we have supported the power industry itself through a variety of offerings including plant services, industrial gas for IGCC’s and photovoltaics (supporting generation).
In other industries the addition of our gases is a critical component in our customers efforts to be energy efficient. Industries like glass, steel and cement benefit from our Oxyfuel technology which improves efficiency and increases production, lowers fuel consumption, and as a result lowers both NOx and CO2. We are extending this understanding of oxyfuel technology to support the power industry as they look to address CO2 emissions, through development of an oxyfuel-based CO2 capture offering targeted to coal-fired power plants.