A more strategic supply chain: North American CO2 Summit 2019 preview


When gasworld hosted its first ever CO2 Summit in Austria in March 2017, the emphasis was on bridging the supply gap as some regions expected to experience significant supply-demand imbalance in the years ahead. It was a breakthrough event, arguably the first of its kind, and yet the significance of this gathering has only grown in the two years that have followed as supply chain concerns have snowballed.

As anticipated, supply has become such a significant issue that the CO2 Summit stage returned to Austria in March (2019) to discuss the high-profile CO2 (carbon dioxide) shortages of 2018 across Europe and the drive for alternative sourcing. Industry giants, CO2 producers, equipment manufacturers and high-profile end-users enlightened a sell-out event of 140 delegates from 29 different countries about market concerns, strategies and new technologies at the event in the mountains of Innsbruck.

The likes of The Coca-Cola Company, Heineken, Global Thermostat, CarbonCure, Climeworks, Linde Engineering and Air Liquide offered insight on subjects ranging from the historic supply chain through to alternative sourcing, applications and utilisation, and end-user perspectives on the market. All of which were all the more prominent topics given the CO2 shortages of nine months earlier.

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