CO2: Why just a by-product?


“It’s a question of balancing the production of carbon dioxide (CO2),” said ASCO Carbon Dioxide’s Head of Marketing and Communication when he spoke with gasworld nearly two months on from what was described as the “worst supply situation to hit the European CO2 business in decades.”

“To us, Europe’s CO2 shortage was actually something predictable because it happens every year,” David Oehler explained. “It’s a problem in the supply chain because it’s the industrial gas companies that cannot deliver to their customers. Whether that’s bottlers, breweries, dry ice users, it’s a supply chain that gets to its limits in the summer time.”

“So, instead of focusing so much on only by-product recovery, it’s a question of balancing the production of CO2 and taking alternative production methods into consideration. It’s in the industrial gas companies interests to balance the production and have a continuous supply level throughout the year.”

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