09 July 2008 15:12 [Source: ICIS news]
TORONTO (ICIS news)--Airgas plans to build a 450 tonne/day liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) plant at the First United Ethanol (FUEL) production site in Georgia, the US industrial gases major said on Wednesday.
FUEL is building a 100m gal/year commercial ethanol plant at Camilla in the southwest of the southern state which is due to start up in autumn.
Under a 15-year contract with FUEL, Airgas would take raw CO2 from the FUEL plant and refine it for food, commercial and beverage-grade use, it said.
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“This new site will create a stronger supply chain for our liquid merchant customers as well as for our own dry ice production, and it will also minimise product dislocation costs when we encounter plant outages," said Ted Schulte, an Airgas division president.
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Airgas did not disclose how much the new liquid CO2 plant would cost.
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