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BASF Podcast: Option for Climate Protection - Gas Scrubbing captures CO2 from Flue Gases

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    Ludwigshafen (ots) - In this podcast you will learn how BASF is developing technologies with which CO2 can be separated out from flue gases.

    In order that less CO2 is emitted into the air, we have to use fossil fuels in a more economic and efficient way. But in the future, there could also be an additional way to avoid CO2 emissions. BASF is developing technologies with which the CO2 can be separated out from flue gases, like those in power plants for instance. This technology is also called gas scrubbing. One idea is to pump the CO2 separated out into underground geological formations and then store it there permanently. Carbon capture and storage - CCS - is the name of this method that could be an option for climate protection.

    BASF Corporate Communications started a regular bilingual Podcast service in April 2007 to report on BASF's innovations and research and development activities in an easy-to-understand, informative and entertaining way.

    Listen to the audio reportage with Dr. Andreas Northemann (Business Manager Global Gas Treatment, BASF).

    Podcast Chemistry of Innovations, English editions: http://www.basf.com/podcast

    Direct subscription via RSS-Feed or iTunes (search for "basf"): http://corporate.basf.com/en/podcast/innovation.xml

    More information: BASF Intermediates Division http://www.intermediates.basf.com

    BASF Intermediates Division - Gas Scrubbing http://www.intermediates.basf.com/en/intermed/industries/gaspurificat ion

    More podcasts: Podcast - The Chemical Reporter: http://www.basf.com/podcast In these entertaining weekly episodes our Chemical Reporter answers questions on Chemistry in our everyday life. This week's edition: Why does cream turn to whipped cream when you whip it? RSS-subscription: http://corporate.basf.com/en/podcast/reporter.xml

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    BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics and performance products to agricultural products, fine chemicals as well as oil and gas. As a reliable partner BASF helps its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF posted sales of more than EUR62 billion in 2008 and had approximately 97,000 employees as of the end of the year. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.

Editorial contact: Klaus-Peter Rieser BASF SE Head of Global Communications - Intermediates Division Phone: +49 621 60-95138 klaus-peter.rieser@basf.com

Contact for Podcast: For the UK: BASF plc Chris Wilson Corporate Communications Phone: +44-161-488-5616 Fax: +44-161-488-4133 E-Mail: chris.wilson@basf.com

For the US: BASF Corporation Betsy Arnone Corporate Communications Phone: +1 973 245-7865 Fax: +1 973 245-6714 E-Mail: betsy.arnone@basf.com

For Europe: BASF SE Rainer Mueller-Mueffelmann Environmental Policy and Innovations Phone: +49 621 60-41040 Fax: +49 621 60-20548 E-Mail: podcast@basf.com

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