CO2 capture a fizzy business for Pain Enterprises


A new plant built by Pain Enterprises in the US is using carbon dioxide (CO2) produced from Global Ethanol’s renewable energy facility, to produce soft drink fizz and to freeze & preserve meats and medical products.

The plant represents Pain Enterprises’ fifth and largest production facility for CO2 gas and dry ice, according to a report in local US paper The Daily Telegram.

According to company President Jack Pain, the plant is capable of producing 300 tonnes of liquid CO2 or 200 tonnes of dry ice per day. The company had apparently been planning to build a new CO2 plant in Indiana at the time Global Ethanol was constructing a facility in Riga, Michigan, however rising electricity costs in Indiana (coupled with other factors) caused the move into Michigan.

“Global is a great outfit. It’s been a very good marriage up there,” Pain told the Daily Telegram.

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