Airgas expands presence in California with two new production facilities


Airgas, an Air Liquide company, is increasing its presence in California with the construction of a new liquid carbon dioxide (CO2) production facility and the expansion of an air separation unit (ASU).

Once on-stream, the two facilities will significantly increase the US-based company’s merchant gas capabilities in the state.

The new production facility in Stockton will produce liquid CO2 and support the manufacturing of dry ice used in a variety of customer applications, from water treatment and food chilling to freezing systems and brewing and winemaking. The plant’s process will use CO2 by-product from Pacific Ethanol’s nearby ethanol production facility. With the additional plant in Stockton, Airgas will have three strategically located CO2 plants in Northern, Central, and Southern California.

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