Airgas ASU now being powered by wind energy


Airgas is now operating an air separation unit (ASU), located in Cleburne, Texas, with an energy mix that includes locally sourced wind power and other sources.

Marking the Air Liquide company’s first primary production unit powered in such manner, the ASU is now producing liquid argon, nitrogen and oxygen, whilst cutting its overall carbon footprint by an estimated 15,840 metric tonnes per year.

Marcelo Fioranelli, CEO of Airgas, said, “Airgas is very proud to be using new renewable energy sources to run out ASUs, whether from local sources where available like Cleburne, Texas, or through Renewable Energy Certificates.”

“We are reducing our carbon footprint at an accelerated pace and pushing forward to help our customers environmentally optimise their own processes.”

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