US CO2 shortage: POET says some “ongoing allocation”


POET Ethanol Products has been able to maintain a consistent supply of carbon dioxide (CO2) throughout the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic but says there is still  “ongoing allocation” in some geographical areas.

The company, headquartered in Wichita, Kansas, supplies a US customer base with diverse CO2 needs and applications (beverage carbonation, food processing, water treatment and agriculture) from 11 ethanol plants located across the US Midwest.

At full capacity, ethanol plants capture 3 to 3.5 million tonnes of CO2 annually in the US, or roughly 40% of the national supply, according to the trade group Renewable Fuels Association (RFA).

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