Nippon Gases will construct and operate a €10m CO2 recovery unit in Spain for bioethanol producer Vertex Bioenergy.

Announcing the news on Monday (14th Dec), Nippon Gases said it will build the facility at the Ecocarburantes Españoles site, property of Vertex Bioenergy, located in Valle de Escombreras, Cartagena.

Ecocarburantes Españoles will supply Nippon Gases with approximately 45,000 tons of raw CO2 per year for this recovery unit.

Just like the other plants operated by Nippon Gases in the Iberian Peninsula, this new unit will run with 100% renewable energy.

It enables Vertex Bioenergy and Nippon Gases to continue with their sustainable development policy by capturing CO2 from sources of vegetable origin, thus replacing fossil-fuelled CO2.

Scheduled for startup in spring 2022, Nippon Gases said it will allow the company to meet its customers’ growing needs for greenhouses, water purification, and food and beverages in Spain, especially in the Mediterranean basin.