Carbon dioxide and MAP applications in the food industry


Of today’s approximately 20 million annual tons per year (tpy) in CO2 merchant consumption, up to 40% of this would be consumed in the US alone. Close behind would be Japan and then the European Zone.

Of the most interesting applications in the carbon dioxide industry, and perhaps the most versatile, is the food industry – from dry ice applications, to various liquid applications, to gaseous MAP and purge forms of usage.

Furthermore, in a gaseous form, CO2 is used in a more humane method for stunning animals before slaughter. As for additional food-related applications, CO2 can be used in trucks (via dry ice sublimation or shot into the truck as a snow) and could apply to certain ship holds, and other forms of shipping and containing methods for food products.

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