Air Liquide Industrial US LP has just announced a purchase agreement with Kodiak Carbonic, LLC (Kodiak), a producer of beverage grade liquid carbon dioxide (LCO2).
The deal will see Air Liquide purchase all carbon dioxide produced by Kodiak at its new 200 tonne per day (tpd) carbon dioxide liquefaction facility in Boardman, Oregon and is set to come on stream by 2015.
Air Liquide currently owns and operates carbon dioxide liquefaction facilities in Wilmington and Martinez, California, and is building a third facility in Pixley, California, which is scheduled to begin commercial production in first quarter 2015.
After a hot summer, the supply of liquid carbon dioxide and dry ice still remains limited. In addition to regular autumn maintenance turnarounds in succession at the side of supply sources, there was trouble at the West Japan sources this year which lead to no sufficient crude gas being supplied.
Effective October 1, 2015, or as contracts permit, Air Products have increased product pricing and monthly service charges for merchant customers in North America – involving a range of gases.
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