Air Liquide Canada, a subsidiary of the Air Liquide Group, has officially celebrated the official opening of its brand new carbon dioxide (CO2) recovery plant, located in Aylmer, Ontario.
Following the inauguration of another CO2 recovery plant in Johnstown, Ontario, in February, this is the second such facility to be launched by Air Liquide in Ontario this year. With a capacity of 300+ tonnes per day, the Aylmer CO2 recovery plant is authorised for the fabrication, testing, packaging and labelling of food and premium grade CO2 that is also FSSC (Food Safety System Certification) and NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) certified.
Representing an investment of close to $30m CAD, this latest addition to Air Liquide facilities in Canada is now in full operation mode and delivers premium CO2.
“With two new CO2 recovery plants opened within a year, we not only increase our comprehensive network of plants across Canada, but also significantly strengthen our CO2 supply to our customers in the food and beverage, water treatment and other industries. The Aylmer facility enables us to capture the raw CO2 waste feed from IGPC (Integrated Grain Producers Cooperative) Ethanol Inc., a leading Canadian ethanol supplier, and transform it into liquified CO2 gas, which is then delivered to Air Liquide Central Canada customers,” explained Bertrand Masselot, President and CEO of Air Liquide in Canada, at the grand opening ceremony.
Ross Fuller, Vice-President, Process Industries, commented, “Major industrial customers in Quebec and Ontario can now benefit from a strategically located, high-quality gas supply source. This state-of-the-art facility is a significant investment in the local economy. Along with its sister Johnstown plant, the Aylmer CO2 recovery plant consolidates Air Liquide’s position for continued growth as a leading medical and industrial gas provider in Canada.”