Russian company to install new carbon dioxide capacity


Tolyatti chemists have found an application for carbon dioxide created during the manufacture of ammonia .

The company in question, KhimTeko will build on their existing base at KuibushevAzot (Tolyatti, Russia, ), and produce up to 100 000t of the gas a year. The product will then be sold onto beer and soda water manufacturers.

KhimTeko is currently engaged in the preparation of neccessary documentation for building, says Gennady Revnivtsev, executive director $quot;KhimTeko$quot;. Start-up of the first step phase, which will produce 50 000t of carbon dioxide a year, is planned in 2008. A year later capacity should reach the heights of 100 000t per year.

The raw material behind this project will be the carbon dioxide thrown out from the production unit of ammonia on KuibushevAzot. Mr. Revnivtsev has not mentioned the cost of project but explained the pay-back period will take about five years.

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