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.