Liquid CO2 agreement for Iowa facility


Air Products has announced it has signed a long term agreement for the production of liquid CO2 with Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy (SIRE).

A facility to produce 400 tonnes per day (tpd) of liquid CO2 at SIRE’s established ethanol production facility in Council Bluffs, Iowa, will be constructed by Air Products – with construction on this plant expected to begin in early 2014.

Air Products will also market food and beverage-grade liquid CO2 from this new plant.

“Following the EPCO acquisition last summer, we have been focusing our attention on expanding our presence in the Midwest and this project helps us in achieving that objective,” said Nelson Squires, vice president and general manager of North American Merchant Gases at Air Products. “This additional supply source will further strengthen our liquid CO2 network and provide enhanced supply reliability to our food and beverage, as well as our industrial bulk gas customers in the Midwest.” When onstream, the facility will increase the number of Air Products’ liquid CO2 production plants in the US to 13.

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