Global gas and engineering company BOC will build a new multimillion-dollar carbon dioxide (CO2) processing facility in Longford, Victoria, Australia, as part of a new long-term supply agreement with the Gippsland Basin Joint Venture.
Targeting the production of more than 60,000 tonnes of beverage-grade liquid CO2 each year, the new facility will become the largest merchant CO2 production site in the South Pacific.
Under the Venture – a 50-50 joint project between Esso Australia Resources Ptd Ltd (Esso) and Woodside Energy Pty Ltd – CO2 will be supplied to the site after being captured from the Longford Gas Conditioning Plant.
Stating that the facility is intended to increase BOC’s capacity to supply the ‘highest standard’ of CO2 to customers in Australia and New Zealand, John Evans, Managing Director of BOC South Pacific revealed the scope of industries that the gas will serve.
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