Record year


Carbon dioxide (CO2) has been an important commodity over the past year for its role not only in storing and distributing the coronavirus vaccine, but also for perishable foods amid a growth in popularity of home delivery. Distributors like American Welding & Gas, Inc. (AWG) have been at the forefront of ensuring pharmaceutical, logistics and food companies are stocked with product. Jason Krieger, President and CEO of Raleigh, North Carolina-based AWG, explained to gasworld how it has been supplying dry ice to vaccine manufacturers, shippers, hospitals, vaccination centres, and pharmacies, as well as installing CO2 bulk tanks in what has been a record year for the company.

Did AWG install a 50-tonne CO2 storage unit in Kentucky that will support the covid vaccine distribution?

Jason Krieger (JK): We did. That installation was one of the first large scale partnerships for the support and distribution of the vaccine in the US. AWG has a strong, long-term commitment to CO2 and we were honored to earn this opportunity.

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