Major dry ice manufacturer Continental Carbonic Products, Inc. (CCPI) has entered into a carbon dioxide (CO2) supply agreement with ethanol producer Pennsylvania Grain Processing, LLC (PGP).

Under the arrangement, CCPI will build a high-capacity liquid CO2 and dry ice manufacturing facility adjacent to PGP’s plant in Clearfield, Pennsylvania.

The site will represent CCPI’s first plant in the Mid-Atlantic region but once commissioned, the Clearfield facility will be one of CCPI’s largest plants, serving customers in the eastern region of the US.

”The Clearfield facility will allow for continued growth”

Eric Meeuwsen, General Manager of PGP

A press release signified, “CCPI has enjoyed significant growth in its core business of producing and delivering high quality dry ice and liquid CO2 to its customers. The Clearfield facility will allow for continued growth,” whilst Eric Meeuwsen, General Manager of PGP, added, “CCPI is a significant force in the US dry ice market.”

According to gasworld’s Business Intelligence, the CO2 market in the Mid-Atlantic region was worth approximately $180m in 2015, accounting for around 9% of the overall gases market in the area. As Research Analyst Toby Pimlott explained, “CO2 capacity is witnessing rapid growth in the region, as Praxair also announced plans to commission a new plant liquid CO2 facility at the Delaware City refinery back in July 2015.”