Messer to launch CO2 recovery plant using BASF technology


Family-owned industrial gas major Messer will start up a new carbon dioxide (CO2) recovery plant in Austria in early 2024.

The plant will use BASF’s OASE blue technology to capture CO2 from the flue gas of industrial processes.

Recovered CO2 will be refined by Messer up to food grade quality in addition to being used to increase supply reliability in Western Austria, South Tyrol, Eastern Switzerland and Bavaria.

When used in the food industry, CO2 is typically obtained as a by-product from ammonia production.

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