Press Release

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $1.2 Million for Pall Corporation Carbon Capture

Jun 11, 2009

Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the
Department of Energy has announced more than $1.2 million to the Pall
Corporation in Cortland County to promote clean energy technologies that will
reduce carbon dioxide emissions. The funding is part of $300 million worth of
investments that will boost a range of clean energy technologies – including
carbon capture from coal, solar power, and high efficiency cars and
trucks.  The move reflects the Obama Administration’s commitment to a
broad based strategy that will create millions of jobs while transforming the
way we use and produce energy.

in emission reductions is smart and responsible. From energy efficiency to
carbon reduction, our investment in next generation energy technology will
open the door to even greater clean energy investments. This funding will create jobs, reduce pollution and cut our dependence
on foreign fossil fuel
,” Schumer said. “During tough economic
times, funding clean energy projects makes sense in the short and long term for
Central New York and the entire nation.”

is a great investment for Central New York,” said Senator Gillibrand, a member
of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. “These federal dollars
will help cut emissions and clean up our environment, while creating jobs and
rebuilding our economy with a  thriving renewable energy sector right here
in Central New York. I will continue working with Senator Schumer and the
entire Congressional Delegation to make sure New York gets its fair share from
the federal government.”

funding will help promote Carbon Capture and Storage which will develop
pre-combustion carbon capture technologies that can reduce CO2 emissions in
future coal-based integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) power plants.
Carbon Capture and Storage is part of the Administration’s commitment to
develop technologies to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

processes convert fuel into a gaseous mixture of hydrogen and CO2. The CO2 is
then separated and the hydrogen can be burned without producing any CO2 in the
exhaust gas. Compared with post-combustion processes, the pressure and
concentration of CO2 in precombustion processes is relatively high – offering
the potential to apply novel CO2 capture technologies such as membranes,
solvents and sorbents.

Today’s announcement is a direct
investment in CCS-related infrastructure among electric power and industrial facilities,
academic institutions, and other organizations operating across the United
States.  The nine selected projects encompass three areas:
high-temperature, high-pressure membranes; high-efficiency solvents; and solid

Pall Corporation, a filter company that solves complex
contamination,separations, purification and detection problems will use the
$1.2 million in funding to leverage its proprietary membrane fabrication
technology to screen a large number of palladium (Pd)-alloys for use in
membranes for separating hydrogen from synthesis gas mixtures.