Union Engineering signs CO2 deal with RMI in Indonesia


Denmark’s Union Engineering has signed an agreement with Resources Jaya Teknik Management Indonesia (RMI) for the development of Dry Ice Expanded Tobacco (DIET) plants in Indonesia.

RMI is a company active in capturing CO2 from industrial waste in the country, and is expanding its business into the tobacco industry – making it the first non-tobacco company in the world to enter the sector.

RMI therefore signed the agreement with Union Engineering for the development of Dry Ice Expanded Tobacco (DIET) plants in Indonesia, a deal that was actually signed on the sidelines of the UN climate change conference in Copenhagen.

Under the agreement, Union Energy subsidiary AircoDiet will supply RMI with two DIET plants with a processing capacity of 600 kilograms of tobacco per hour. Total investment is pegged at US$12 million.

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