Messer has opened its biggest carbon dioxide (CO2) recovery plant in Nanjing, China, making the company the most important provider of recycled CO2 in the country.

The plant has a capacity of 150,000 tonnes per year and meets the highest demands for quality and energy efficiency.  The high purity of this CO2 makes it suitable for the beverage industry.

In addition to Nanjing, Messer had already commissioned one plant in Yunnan in 2014 and another in Sichuan in 2015. Messer is now recovering a total of 300,000 tonnes of CO2 from industrial processes per year in China.

Many industrial processes emit CO2. Recovery plants withdrawn this gas before it can escape. It is then purified in multiple steps for reuse. Customers in the expanding food and beverage industries, as well as chemical and agriculture are all to be supplied from Nanjing.

“Thanks to our provision of high-quality CO2 in food-grade quality, along with our own 120 years of experience, we want to help our customers to improve productivity, lower costs and enhance the quality of their products,” says Stefan Messer, owner and CEO of Messer Group.

In addition to the CO2 recovery plant, Messer is also commissioning a new technology centre for gas applications in Nanjing.

“With the support and know-how of our international experts, application technologists will be developing custom solutions for the Chinese market here,” Messer added.

Purified CO2 is stored in special tanks. Recipients are the food, beverage and chemical industries or agriculture.

Purified CO2 is stored in special tanks. Recipients are the food, beverage and chemical industries or agriculture.

Source: Messer

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