Supplying CO2 to the Food and Beverage Industry


Although carbon dioxide (CO2) has played a role in the industrial preparation of food and beverages for decades, the provision of CO2 to today’s food and beverage manufacturers and processors is a highly advanced and exact science.

Suppliers must be capable of guaranteeing consistent quality right down to parts per billion and maintaining absolute and consistent temperatures.

International gases and engineering company, The Linde Group, is the world’s leading supplier of CO2 to the global food and beverage sector. Linde’s Head of Food and Beverage Market Development, Bill Baker, says: “The increasingly intense focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions has prompted many customers to question the use of CO2 in food and beverage production. However, the fact is that the CO2 we source on behalf of our customers is usually recycled as a by-product of other industrial processes, such as the production of ammonia, ethanol, titanium dioxide, and gasoline, which we purify and liquefy to comply with food and beverage grade quality requirements.”

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