Linde’s BOC build first CO2 purification plant in UK

Linde’s BOC to build first CO2 purification plant in UK

11:51 AM, 21st November 2015
Linde’s BOC to build first CO2 purification plant in UK

LONDON, UK: BOC, part of Linde Group, said it will build its first UK carbon dioxide (CO2) purification plant, following the signing of an agreement with Cargill for the provision of raw CO2 feedstock.

The facility will include 1,200 tonne of bulk liquid storage, enabling better stock management during plant maintenance periods and shortages in the wider supply network.

To be built on Cargill’s Trafford Park site in Greater Manchester, the plant will capture and purify waste CO2 and convert it into food and beverage grade liquid CO2.

The waste CO2 is a by-product of Cargill’s wheat fermentation process, which produces potable alcohol for consumer products such as perfumes, mouthwash and beverages.

“The majority of the UK’s CO2 feedstock comes from aging and increasingly unreliable ammonia plant. This means frequent product shortages, with alternative supplies having to be brought by road tanker from mainland Europe, adding cost and complexity to the supply chain. Our investment in this purification plant will strengthen and grow the UK supply network for this essential product,” said Julie Elders, product manager bulk CO2 & hydrogen, BOC.

“We are delighted to be part of this innovative project. Recycling our CO2 waste stream means that 100 percent of Cargill’s by-products are now re-used, thus contributing to the environmental sustainability of our site,” said Paul Kingston, general manager, starches & sweeteners, Cargill.

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