Air Liquide Canada officially inaugurated its new carbon dioxide (CO2) recovery plant in Johnstown, Ontario, last week.
This unique plant is the only one in Canada with a Health Canada drug establishment license authorising the fabrication, testing, packaging and labeling of medical grade CO2 in accordance with the requirements of the Canadian Food and Drugs Act, as well as the Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) requirements of the Canadian Food and Drug Regulations.
Boasting a 300+ Tons Per Day (TPD) capacity, this latest addition to Air Liquide facilities in Canada is now in full operation mode and delivers premium CO2 that is also FSSC (Food Safety System Certification) and NSF (National Sanitation Foundation) certified.
“With its state-of-the-art design and latest technology, the 170,000 sq ft facility enables us to capture the raw CO2 waste feed from Greenfield, leading Canadian ethanol supplier, and transform it (thus preserving the environment) into liquefied CO2 gas, which is then delivered to Air Liquide Central Canada customers who will use it mainly in the food, water treatment and manufacturing industries,” explained Bertrand Masselot, President and CEO of Air Liquide in Canada, at the ribbon-cutting.
Ross Fuller, Vice-President, Process Industries, added, “After just four months of tests, audits and certifications, the results are astonishing: major industrial customers in Quebec and Ontario benefit from a nearby high quality gas supply source and Air Liquide makes a significant contribution to the local economy.”
About Air Liquide in Canada
Air Liquide started its activity in Canada in 1911 and has now a team of more than 2,500 employees working to serve more than 200,000 customers and patients across Canada. In all of the country’s key industrial regions from coast to coast, Air Liquide offers innovative solutions — gas, equipment and services — in a wide variety of sectors: aeronautics, automotive, agri-food industries, chemical, metallurgy, metal fabrication, mining, oil and gas and healthcare.
Air Liquide has been operating in Ontario since 1913, and now employs 840 people in the province where it operates seven plants, 19 retail locations, 35 sleep clinics, 115 depots, its largest hardgoods distribution center and a major liquid supply center.